Nick Hayden

NCMC Faculty, Nick HaydenNick Hayden, Percussion

Nick has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Throughout college, Nick was an instructor for Urban Fusion Percussion in New Bedford, MA. Urban Fusion Percussion focuses on teaching at risk youth, taking them off of the streets, and giving them a positive alternative through music. He has played in orchestras, marching bands, bebop bands, blues bands, big bands, calypso bands, and latin jazz bands, and many more.

Nick has been involved in the world of percussion for the past 18 years. He has played with a wide variety of professional groups. He marched with The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashua, NH (2004-5) and with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Allentown, PN (2006).He traveled the country, touring with the Drum Corps International (DCI), playing for thousands of fans at major venues like Gillette Stadium and receiving many prestigious awards. Nick won the Division II Drum Corps International Championship with The Spartans and was also a DCI finalist when traveling with The Cadets.

Nick now lives on Nantucket year round, and is a professional educator and performer.