Ciesielski Named Music City Legend Corps Director

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Vincent “Vinnie” Ciesielski, of Nashville, Tennessee, has been named Corps Director of Music City Legend Drum & Bugle Corps. Mr. Ciesielski emerged as the top choice for the position after an extensive search by the corps’ Board of Directors last fall.

Executive Director Scott Rhodes, in making the announcement, indicated that Ciesielski will be charged with the task of leading the corps in all areas of its field operations as the corps seeks to continue its trend of steady growth and competitive success. MCL enters its 6th season of field competition in 2009 following two consecutive 11th place finishes at the DCA World Championship in Rochester, New York.

Ciesielski has worked with the corps since 2005, serving first as a brass consultant, then joining the brass staff full-time in 2006. In addition to serving as Corps Director, he will continue in his position as Assistant Brass Caption Head.

A 1985 graduate of Towson State University in Maryland, Ciesielski majored in music performance on trumpet, which he has played professionally for over 25 years. He has performed as a soprano soloist with the corps for several seasons.

Since coming to Nashville in 1992, he has played on over 2500 recordings with artists such as Lyle Lovett, Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, Tanya Tucker, Bad Company, Glenn Frey, T.D. Jakes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gregg Allman, Kirk Franklin, Queen Latifah, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, The Clark Sisters and many more. He has performed live with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Kid Rock, Keith Richards, Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon, Sting, Tony Bennett, Glenn Frey, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The O’Jays, Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, Shawn Colvin, Eddie Floyd, Booker T. and the MGs, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Bob Hope, Frankie Valli, Sheryl Crow, Bruce Hornsby, and The Beach Boys. He has also appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Austin City Limits, Rosie O’Donnell, Ellen’s Really Big Show, The Dove Awards and The Stellar Awards.

Well known in the performance community, Mr. Ciesielski’s resume includes work on 45 Grammy-nominated and 13 Grammy-winning recordings and over 100 Stellar and Dove awards. He has also taught privately and worked with several Nashville-area high school music programs, including Siegel, Goodpasture, McGavock, Giles County, and Montgomery Bell Academy.

Music City Legend continues to prepare for the 2009 DCA competitive season with most rehearsals held at La Vergne High School in La Vergne, Tennessee, east of Nashville. More information on the corps can be found online at or call 615-691-1918.

Posted by on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009. Filed under DCA News.