Josh Nees began his marching percussion career in 2008 with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps. He performed on the quad line until his age out season in the summer of 2012. During this time he was also a member of Matrix, marching the quad line from 2010-2013. After his marching career, Josh spent the next two years with the Cleveland Browns Drum Line from 2013-2014. Josh has devoted much of his time as a high school percussion instructor around Northeast Ohio. He has worked with the bands at Norton, Firestone, New Philadelphia, and Nordonia High School, as well as devoting time to the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. Josh has performed abroad at the 2008 Indoor Percussion Europe Championships in Belgium and in the 2016 Chiayi City International Band Festival in Taiwan. Josh has performed with the Cleveland Cavalier’s Q-Stix at the 2016 NBA All Star Game held in Toronto.
Josh is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Mathematics. He is currently the drum line instructor for Kent State University and Firestone High School, and will be performing with the Q-Stix for a 4th season.
This will be Josh’s 1st season on staff with the Phantom Regiment.