Charles Henderson III was born in Phoenix Arizona on October 1 2001. He is a triplet with his two sisters, Candace and Celine Henderson. Charles moved to Sacramento California when he was 7 years old. Here he found his love for music. He started playing the tuba when he was attending 7th Grade at Buljan Middle School. Charles achieved Superior in 7th and 8th grade at the California Music Education Association solo and ensemble festival. From then he continued to play Tuba throughout highschool. In his sophomore year at Roseville High School, he was contracted with the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps. Charles Marched with them for 2017,18,19 seasons. There they became 10th in the world and he achieved the first African American Contra player to make finals with the Mandarins in DCI. Now he is attending California State University School of Music, where he is studying to Graduate with his degrees in Music Education and Tuba Performance. Charles is currently the Band director at Sunrise Elementary School. He is excited to learn more ways where he can share the power of music to the world.