Jeremy Williams

“This marching band has been one of the most-exciting, life-changing and honorable opportunities of my life.”

Jeremy Williams (also known to the band as “J Cole”) is a junior at UNC Charlotte, majoring in construction management engineering. He was born and raised right here in the beautiful city of Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a 2015 graduate of Olympic High School in the School of Math, Engineering, Technology and Science (METS). Some of Jeremy’s hobbies include photography, videography, digital media design and many other visual platforms that allow him to use his passion for creativity. After graduation, he wants to work for and possibly own a “design-build” construction firm. Jeremy also aspires to be a part-time photographer/videographer.

Jeremy has been a member of the “Pride of Niner Nation” Marching Band since the 2015 inaugural season. This is his third year playing bass drum as a member of the drumline. Jeremy started his marching band career in eighth grade as a member of the Olympic High School Marching Trojans. He played bass drum from 8th to 11th grade, and tenors his senior year. His favorite part of being in marching band is being able to socialize with other music lovers and being a part of something he enjoys so much with his friends.

Here’s what Jeremy has to say about the PNNMB:

“This marching band has been one of the most-exciting, life-changing and honorable opportunities of my life. It was always a dream of mine to march in a band at the collegiate level. Every time I step on the field to perform, it still feels like I’m in a dream. The rush of the field as we perform the UNC Charlotte Fight Song creates an ambience that can’t be imitated. Through the PNNMB, I’ve learned not only the technicalities of a college marching band, but also how to manage time and plan accordingly. Pride is defined as a feeling, deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from achievements of those with whom one is closely associated. Being in the band is a huge responsibility as we set the tone for pride around the campus of UNC Charlotte... especially on game days. It’s well worth the time and effort that it takes. I love being a part of this band and I proudly tell everyone I know that I’m a member of the PNNMB!”


By Dr. Chesley Black, Student Leadership Program & Media Director