John Pipitone

JJ Pipitone received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Morehead State University and his Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas.

JJ is currently a retired band director turned real estate investor in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and will buy your home for cash! Just ask him about it!! He is also is a consultant for the Texas A & M Commerce Pride Marching Band, writes high school marching band shows, and is an adjudicator for WGI.
Prior, JJ was an adjunct percussion professor at Texas A & M Commerce from 2013-2016.

Before this, he served in the public schools for 16 years as an assistant band director in the Lewisville and Grapevine Independent School Districts. In addition to all of the percussion responsibilities from 6th-12th grade, his duties have included Concert Band, Music Theory, Music History, Jazz band, and Musical Theater.

JJ has extensive drum corp experience, having marched for 9 years in drum corps all over the country including numerous drum corps in the up-state New York area, the Dutch Boy, the Phantom Regiment, and the Concord Blue Devils. He won the DCI Multi tenor competition in 1989, The PAS Multi Tenor competition in 1990 and placed 2nd at the PAS marimba competition in 1992.
As an instructor, JJ taught the World Champion Phantom Regiment in 1995 and 1996. In 1997, JJ was the caption head and the battery arranger. He went on to teach the Glassmen in 1998 & 1999 and the Crossmen in 2000 & 2001.

JJ’s extensive judging experience has taken him around the globe since 2003. He is honored to be affiliated with Bands Of America, US Bands, Winter Guard International, Drum Corp International, Drum Corp Japan and various indoor Percussion circuits around the United States.