Ronnie hails from Jacksonville Florida. He attended Florida A&M University, where he was a member of the famed “Marching 100” band. He entered the United States Air Force in 1972. He served under various commands including the prestigious USAF Academy Band, and the USAF Band, Washington DC. He also conducted clinics in his capacity as percussion specialist for the Air Force. After a prominent 24 year career, he retired in 1996. Since retiring, he has continued work as a professional musician as well as a teacher of percussion and drum set at the prestigious Landon School in Bethesda, Md. and Shepherd University. Since joining The Landon School, he has taught several drum set jazz and rock music camps. In December 2002 he joined the nationally acclaimed “The Three Mo’ Tenors” now known as Cook, Dixon, & Young. With this opportunity Ronnie’s career went to new heights. Along with “The Tenors” he has performed with The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, The Washington Opera with Placido Domingo, and the prestigious Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony orchestras. In 2003, he was asked to perform for and conduct clinics at the annual Ricky Loza Jazz Festival in El Salvador. Throughout his professional career, his fluid drum style has been readily adaptable to all types of music, affording him the opportunity to play with some world renowned and talented musicians. A partial list of this talent includes: Nancy Wilson, Kenny Burrell, Barry Harris, Joe Farrell, Steve Gadd, Jonathan Moffit, Shirley Caesar, Bobby Shew, Miles Jaye, Keter Betts, Herbie Mann, James Moody, Steve Barta, Little Anthony, The Coasters, Vaughn Nark, and country & western great Charlie Daniels.