Nicholas Demarco Hope - Drum Set and Percussion: Nik has over 17 years of experience with live performance, studio work, and instruction. His passion for drums and musical education began at the age of 10. He played in the marching band and several ensembles while attending T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point, NC. He also participated in All-Country, All-District and All-State bands throughout his high school career. He was the first recipient of the John Coltrane Jazz Scholarship from the Greensboro Music Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry Studies from Appalachian State University. His education allowed him to explore a wide variety of musical styles including the Jazz Ensemble, Steel Drum Band, Orchestra, Concert Band, Middle Eastern Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble among many others.