CHARLESTON Pipe band

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John Guerry began drumming at the age of 13 through his local band program studying percussion. He continued his studies at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, as a drummer in the Pipe Band in Charleston, where he also served as Drum Sergeant from 2000 to 2002.

He began attending the North American Academy of Piping and Drumming in 1999 becoming an instructor in 2009. He has received instruction from Andy White, Jon Quigg, Hugh Cameron, and Tom Foote.

He is currently the Drum Sergeant for the Charleston Pipe Band, holding this roll since 2003 and led the Drum Corps from Grade IV in 2004 to the ranks of Grade II in 2006.


John provides instruction for pipe bands in the local region as well as private lessons throughout the Charleston Area. He also competes as a Grade 1 soloist in the EUSPBA.