Roderick Keys, Drum Major
Roderick is a junior computer science major with a minor in mathematics from Fayetteville, North Carolina. He graduated from Jack Britt High School. Under the direction of Timothy Parsons, he was a member of the Pride of Jack Britt Marching Buccaneers where he marched trumpet and served as Brass Captain.
At UNC Charlotte, Roderick was a member of the PNNMB trumpet section his first three years. During his third year, he also served on the student leadership team as a Drill Assistant. Roderick has played as a member of the 49ers Basketball Band and the Symphonic Band. He enjoys playing basketball, coding, hanging out with friends, cooking and participating in the athletic band program.
“Choosing to do marching band has always been an easy choice for me,” says Roderick. “Being chosen as a drum major for the upcoming season has been a blessing and I’m very excited to be working alongside Emily and Gavin. I can’t wait to create incredible moments with the Pride of Niner Nation.”