Jimmy Nguyen is an active percussion educator and performer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Jimmy was born in Riverdale, Georgia, before landing in Texas, where he found his love for the percussive arts.
Growing up in the Fossil Ridge Percussion Cluster, Jimmy studied under various instructors like Brian “Chavez” Lowe, Allen Joanis, Chad Mason, Al Dunn, Nick Werth, Ben Moore, and many other talented musicians. In 2013, he earned the “Semper Fidelis” award for musical excellence, and began studying at The University of North Texas under Scott Raddock, Paul Rennick, and Mark Ford. Jimmy is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and works with schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For DCI, Jimmy was a quad technician at Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (2017), and Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps (2017-2018). This coming summer, he is looking forward to being on staff at Phantom Regiment.
Jimmy started his professional marching career in 2011 on quads with Racine Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. He then carried on his passion for performance with Vigilantes Indoor Percussion from 2013-2017. He is a member of the Dallas Mavericks Drumline and occasionally performs with Dynamic Rhythm Entertainment around the DFW metroplex.
Jimmy is currently on staff as a quad specialist for Vigilantes Indoor Percussion, Boswell High School (Saginaw, TX), and Timber Creek High School (Keller, TX).