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Master Sgt. Jeff Prosperie


Master Sergeant Jeff Prosperie joined the West Point Band’s Hellcats in December of 2006 and currently serves as both the section leader and principal drummer of the percussion section. Master Sgt. Prosperie is a World Snare Drum Champion and the first and only individual to capture the “triple crown” of solo competition (DCI, PAS, DCA). Master Sgt. Prosperie is a 2018 inductee into The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame and a 2014 inductee into the Louisiana/Mississippi Percussion Circuit Hall of Fame. In addition to his duties as a Hellcat, he also performs on occasion with the West Point Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, and Concert Band. Master Sgt. Prosperie recently served as the percussion arranger and instructor for the nationally televised Army All-American High School Marching Band. Prior to these positions, he served as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, principal percussion with the Baton Rouge Symphony, and as the percussion designer and caption-head for the World Champion Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford, Illinois. He actively serves as a championship level adjudicator for DCI and WGI and as a marching percussion committee member for PAS. Master Sgt. Prosperie earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Louisiana State University and a Master of Music from the University of North Texas, where he has also completed all course work for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Master Sgt. Prosperie has performed, presented clinics, and adjudicated throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan as well as at PASIC, TMEA, TBA, and The Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention. Master Sgt. Prosperie’s compositions and solo performances can be seen in his book and DVD, Aptitude - A Conversation in Snare Soloing, published by Drop 6. This publication received the very rare rating of a perfect “10” from Modern Drummer Magazine, declaring it a classic. Master Sgt. Prosperie can also be seen as a featured artist on the recent DVD The Rudiment Project by the Percussive Arts Society as well as on several performances on YouTube and downloadable apps with DrumGuru.com. Master Sgt. Prosperie is a performing artist and clinician for Pearl/Adams, Sabian, Innovative Percussion, and Evans.