Jami’ Fennell is originally from Walterboro, South Carolina. He attended Western Carolina University where he studied percussion with Dr. Mario Gaetano. While attending WCU he performed in the percussion, jazz, wind and gamelan ensembles. He was also a member of the Pride of the Mountains Marching band where he served as the section leader and was Most Outstanding Performer for the 2001 season. Jami’ was also a member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from 1999-2001, and in 2001 he was named Most Outstanding Performer. Jami’ also attended Jacksonville State University where he studied with Clint Gillespie and Tracy Tyler. While attending JSU he was a member of the Marching Southerners and the JSU PASIC line, and was the 2003 Most Outstanding Performer. Jami’ holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from JSU. From 2003-2010 Jami’ served on the staff of the Spirit of Atlanta drum and bugle corps. Then from 2011-2013 he served on the staff of the Cavaliers drum and bugle corps winning the Fred Sanford award for High percussion in
2011. Currently Jami’ resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he is the percussion coordinator for
the Georgia State University Marching Band and Director Percussion Activities
at Roswell High School.