Percussion has been a huge part of Justin Belcher's life for over fifteen years, during which time he has played in various scholastic, collegiate, DCI, and WGI marching and symphonic ensembles. Justin currently arranges for the Ledford Indoor Percussion Ensemble directed by Lenny Keesee. Before joining LIPE, Justin served as the battery caption head for the WGI PIO Virginia Helmsmen from 2005-2007, and has extensive experience teaching and writing for numerous scholastic programs throughout WV, VA, NC, and TX. Justin is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team as a marching percussion specialist.
After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in computer science and a masters in human-computer interaction Justin moved to Durham, NC, where he works for SAS Institute as an interaction designer. When he's not working Justin performs with the Raleigh Civic Symphony, Raleigh Chamber Orchestra, and Triangle Brass Band in Raleigh, NC.