John "JJ" Joseph - Movement Specialist / Choreographer

John "JJ" Joseph graduated from Irondale High School (New Brighton, MN) in 2012 where he had been active in the color guard since 2009. The summer following graduation, JJ began his drum corps career as a member of the color guard with the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps (La Crosse, WI) where he stayed through his age out season in 2014. His performance career also extends into the winter where he has marched with multiple groups. Most recently, JJ performed with 3-time Winter Guard International world champion color guard, Onyx, from Dayton, Ohio.

JJ has taught numerous color guards throughout the country including Irondale High School, Rocori High School, Elk River High School, Carroll High School, Southgate Anderson High School, Lakota West High School, Worthington Kilbourne High School, Northmont High School, Novi High School, and Corona del Sol High School. He has also choreographed for independent groups including Black Watch (NJ) and FeniX (AZ). JJ served as the color guard director at Lebanon High School (Lebanon, OH) for 3 years. 

JJ has also choreographed visuals for marching bands throughout the country including Kettering Fairmont High School, Moon Area High School, and Plymouth-Canton High School. JJ has also been involved with designing and choreographing for Capital City Percussion for the past 2 years.

JJ is currently the visual and color guard choreographer for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps for the past 4 years.

He is pursuing a degree in Physics with a concentration in Education at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) where he hopes to earn his Bachelors. JJ is very excited to be working with Vessel Percussion for the upcoming winter season.