Marching Music


I love music and marching, and I want to help increase awareness within the activity.  I meet people almost every day who have never heard of DCI or seen a competitive marching band.  It’s like I come from another culture.  Those who are especially involved with DCI know exactly what I mean.  This site is for Marching enthusiasts and novices alike.  Come here to learn more about the art form that I love so much!

By popular demand, I’ve added a little bit of information about myself:

I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, watching the Eisenhower Knights marching band perform.  I was in awe at a very early age.  When I was in the second grade my father, who happened to be the percussion instructor for the aforementioned band (and my mother was the colorguard instructor) began teaching me to play the drums.  I spent all of my time watching the marching band rehearse and perform.  I learned to march at the tender age of 9, the same age at which I began playing the trumpet.

I marched with my first drum corps, a senior corps which no longer exists under the same name, at 12, playing a 2-valved G bugle.  I was thrilled with this, having watched the drum corps in Allentown every year since I could walk.  My aspirations to be a section leader and a drum major in my high school marching band prompted me to wait until after graduation to march with a junior corps. (I won a “best drum major award” in the TOB circuit…one of my crowning HS achievements.)

I marched with the Glassmen in 2004 and 2005, then moved on to the Cadets for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.  There, I experienced things that most young musicians only dream of (and a few nightmares too… 🙂

I graduated from Grove City College in the spring of 2008 and I am currently employed by Frederick County Public Schools, in Frederick, Md as a chorus and theater arts teacher.  I also teach the clarinet section for the Thomas Johnson High School marching band and the percussion section of the Catoctin High School marching band.


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