Jack Morrison won the Washington state junior snare drumming championship three times in the 1940s, and followed up by winning the senior title seven times. He first drummed with the Renton, Washington Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) drum and bugle corps in 1940 He was a drummer with the 364th Army Service Band in 1946 and ‘47. He instructed the Blue Angels drum and bugle corps in Seattle in the 1950s. He was drum sergeant with the Auburn Legion drum and bugle corps in Renton for 16 years, from 1947 to 1963. He served as drum line instructor from 1952 to 1963. He qualified for membership in the National Association of Rudimental Drummers (NARD) in 1978.