Master Sergeant Rone Sparrow is originally from Fairfield, California. He earned a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance and pedagogy from Brigham Young University (1997) and a Master of Music in percussion performance from the University of North Texas (2000). While at North Texas, Master Sgt. Sparrow taught percussion methods classes, directed percussion ensembles, instructed in the percussion studio, and was the coordinator for the UNT Green Brigade drumline. Master Sgt. Sparrow's diverse freelance career includes performances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Sundance Summer Theater, the Drifters, the Jerry Floor Big Band, and the Walt Disney Corporation. Master Sgt. Sparrow joined the West Point Band in August 2002 and has been featured with the band on steel pans, piano, and mallet percussion.