Jeffrey DeRoche is currently a Petty Officer 1st Class in the U.S. Navy Band. He holds a bachelors degree in music and a masters in music from DePaul University, and he continued his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Prior to his appointment to the band he performed regularly with the Cleveland, Detroit, Toledo and West Virginia Symphony Orchestras and was a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. He has performed under conductors including Franz Welser-Möst, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Charles Dutoit, and he can be heard on recordings with the Detroit Symphony under Leonard Slatkin. During the summers of 2013 and 2014 he was a percussion fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and has also attended summer festivals in Colorado and Italy.