Jimmy Madonia



Jimmy Madonia is a classically trained musician, coming from the orchestral string world as both a cello and upright bass player. Playing music since fourth grade, he began his percussion journey during his junior year of high school and has continued for over 15 years. Jimmy recently moved to Southern California after teaching and writing for many programs in the area including Basha HS, Highland HS, and Casa Grande Union HS to name a few, as well as Paragon (PIO) and Mosaic Percussion (PIO). He was also on the WGAZ (Winter Guard Arizona) Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014 in the roles of Percussion Director/Liaison and Percussion Judges Coordinator. Jimmy was the Front Ensemble Coordinator at POW Percussion in 2016-2017, teaches and designs for a few local programs and continues to write, consult, and design for programs in Arizona. He is also an active clinician and judge.

This will be Jimmy’s 1st year teaching at Dark Sky.