Jim Prime Returns To Rochester Crusaders
Entering his second year as brass arranger for the Rochester Crusaders, Mr. Jim Prime Jr. is excited to continue his journey with the Rochester Crusaders.
Mr. Prime is a member of the DCI Hall of Fame, and has dedicated his life to drum corps. As an accomplished teacher, Prime is respected for his unending concern for the kids. According to Thom Hannum, "Prime’s students and colleagues have nothing but the highest regard, not only for his musical talent, but his personal integrity. "Jimmer" (as he is called by his friends) is kind, thoughtful and humble qualities which endear him to any individual he encounters."
As a fledgling brass arranger, Prime landed his first job with the Black Diamond Regiment and eventually moved on to the Crossmen, Bridgemen, Garfield Cadets and Star of Indiana. Says Dennis DeLucia, "If the artistic growth of drum corps in the ’70s can be defined in part by the brass arrangements of DCI Hall of Famers Jim Ott, Wayne Downey and Jim Wren, then the drum corps sounds of the ’80s and ’90s are defined by the creative brilliance of Jim Prime, Jr."
Founded in 1947, The Rochester Crusaders Senior Drum and Bugle Corps is a 501c3 non-profit musical, visual and educational organization that provides quality instruction that focuses on a musical and visual program that is both artistically and technically challenging. While being a competitive unit which travels all over the Northeast, we strive to bring the Rochester community closer to the unique activity of Drum and Bugle Corps which we perceive as an art form. The Crusaders also strive to keep the spirit of competition and the camaraderie throughout the Drum Corps community.
This year is sure to be even more exciting with more growth for the Rochester Crusaders. We are accepting applications in all sections. Anyone interested can contact us at brianwilt [at] rochestercrusaders [dot] org.
More announcements to come soon.
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