Jen Pesch is from Kalamazoo, MI and is the Assistant Director of Bands at Hastings Area Schools where she writes, designs, and helps teach the high school marching band, middle and high school concert bands and Steel Band. She is the Cymbal instructor for Legends Drum and Bugle Corps, Legends Winter Percussion, and the Western Michigan University Bronco Drumline all where she has also written and designed.

She has been a percussion instructor in the west Michigan area since 2006 teaching drumlines, cymbal lines, percussion ensembles, and privately with several schools such as Parchment, Byron Center, Mattawan, Gull Lake, and Portage Central. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Commercial Law from Western Michigan University in 2009 and her Music Education degree, also from WMU, in 2015. 

Her marching experience includes Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, Rochester Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Empire Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Western Michigan University Bronco Drumline.  

Jen is also Co-Owner of CymSleeve Inc., a company that makes custom fitted, custom designed cymbal sleeves for the cymbal line member. She has big dreams for cymbal line advocacy in the marching community and is excited to be apart of the NorthCoast Academy family for the 2017 season!