Glassmen Entertrainment Program To Expand In 2007
The GLASSMEN Drum & Bugle Corps’ educational program, ENTERTRAINMENT™, has grown immensely since it’s inception only five short years ago. Beginning as a title for the GLASSMEN’s unique style of drum corps clinic presentations, the ENTERTRAINMENT™ program has developed into a full-fledged educational entity that presentslocal educational programs and performances throughout Northwest Ohio, judging clinics within the state of Ohio, and summer educational offerings for youth across the country and around the world. In addition to the clinic series both here and abroad, in 2006, the program presented it’s first Master Class offering with percussionist Mark Ford as part of the corps’ annual Showcase Concert.
Plans for the 2007 season include more extensive clinic and class offerings, and partnerships with not only the GLASSMEN Drum & Bugle Corps, but with other performing ensembles, including the 2006 WGI Independent Open Class Gold Medalist 1st Degree Drumline (http://www.1stdegreedrumline.net/) from Orlando, Florida. Sponsorship of 1st Degree by ENTERTRAINMENT™ is creating new opportunities for education and development between the drumline and the GLASSMEN, and will open the door for partnerships between ENTERTRAINMENT™ and other groups in the near future.
GLASSMEN ENTERTRAINMENT™ will be sponsoring the champion 1st Degree Drumline for their 2007 season.
"The relationship with GLASSMEN ENTERTRAINMENT™ and 1st Degree Drumline will benefit the education of many students in Florida," states 1st Degree director, Rod Owens. "We are looking forward to a long relationship with the GLASSMEN organization."GLASSMEN executive director Brian Hickman added, "Our commitment to quality education is paramount to the GLASSMEN organization, and through ENTERTRAINMENT™ we are working to make a positive difference for all youth through music and the arts."
ENTERTRAINMENT™ – "Training the Leaders of Tomorrow with the Music and Movement of Today." Look for more information on the expanded ENTERTRAINMENT™ offerings and clinics on the GLASSMEN website at entertrainment.glassmen.org.