Our Lady of Grace Lancers, Hoboken, NJ, was the first stop in Mr. Mallen’s musical career as a drummer. His junior career also included St. Patrick’s Cadets and Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights. As a senior, he played with the Hawthorne Caballeros and the Cabs Alumni. He has been a Percussion Instructor/Arranger for the C-W Townsmen, Garfield Cadets, Cranford Patriots, Hawthorne Caballeros, Sunrisers, and Blessed Sacrament Alumni Corps. He has judged with National Judges Association, IJA, and has judged DCA, DCI, and DCUK.