Robert Marino  was named Principal Timpanist of The  United States Army Field Band, Washington D.C., in 2006.  Since then, he has been a featured soloist at The  American Bandmasters Association Convention and The Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference. Sought after by music educators of elementary through college level percussion students, Robert enjoys teaching masterclasses as a solo clinician, most notably at Colorado State University, the University of Colorado- Boulder, The University of North Alabama, Eltham College in London, England and at many festivals including the Anne Arundel Percussion Camp, the Frederick, MD Day of Percussion, and the West Shore Day of Percussion in Harrisburg, PA. Robert has also been a guest artist and soloist with the Broken Arrow High School, Oklahoma Percussion Ensemble, and the Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony.

Robert is a 2005 graduate of the Eastman School of Music  with a double major in Percussion Performance and Music Education.  While at Eastman, he earned the coveted Performer's Certificate, was named principal percussionist for the Eastman Wind Ensemble's highly acclaimed 2004 Asian tour, and was the timpanist for the Wind Ensemble's celebrated appearance at  Carnegie Hall  in 2005.  He began his graduate studies at  Boston University  where he was the timpanist for the  Boston University Symphony Orchestra's  Carnegie Hall appearance.  After his acceptance into the Army Field Band in 2006,  Robert completed  his Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the  University of Maryland  in 2010.

Robert Marino is in demand as an instructor, arranger and adjudicator in the marching arts.  Since 2007, he has been the bass technician for the ten-time DCI World Champion Cadets  Drum and Bugle Corps.  He also taught the bass drum lines of the Madison Scouts in 2006 and  Capital Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004.  Robert served as caption head and arranger for many award winning  high school marching bands  as well as the  Boston University Marching Band  and its successful Winter Percussion Ensemble.  Robert proudly marched in the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2000-2003 winning a DCI World Championship in 2000 and the  three-peat  High Percussion Trophies  from 2001-2003.     

Robert Marino is a Vic Firth Educator and Endorser, and can be heard on Summit Records‘ 2006 recording of Danzante where he was the principal percussionist, as well as on the Footprints album by Michael Udow. He has a composition entitled Eight on 3 and Nine on 2 published and available for purchase by Tapspace Music. In 2014, the Manchester, England based Percussion Ensemble, 4-Mality, commissioned Robert Marino to compose a piece for four percussionists, which resulted in the energetic and challenging piece entitled Risk Every Moment, which was premiered at the Royal College of Music Day of Percussion in 2015. Also, his original composition entitled Brake in the Groove is a unique percussion duet, commissioned by the James Madison University percussion studio in 2015. His instructors include John Beck, Tim Genis, Joe Periera, John Tafoya, Tony Ames, Gordon Stout, Ben Ramirez, Tom Aungst, Steve Kieffer and John Wagner.