Staff Bios

Jordan Barden
Jordan hails from San Diego, California. While there, he got his first experience with the WGI Independent Open Class finalist Alternative Percussion in 2009 and 2010. After his indoor experience, he then moved on to march the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps in 2014, aging out with the corps in 2015. Other performance experiences includes being a member of the University of the Incarnate Word Marching Cardinals, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Orchestra; and the Lux Musica Chamber Orchestra. He now resides in San Antonio, Tx and is a percussion instructor primarily at Douglas MacArthur High School and Winston Churchill High School. This will be his second year on staff at Violet Crown. Jordan is currently studying music at The University of the Incarnate Word.