DCA Appoints Symonds Media Director For 2010
DCA President, Gil Silva, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Symonds of Wooster, Ohio as Director of DCA Media Productions. In this position, Mike will manage all media productions including all audio/visual CD’s and DVD’s of the 2010 DCA World Championship. President Silva also advised that Mike will not only look to upgrade the current products available, but investigate and recommend the direction DCA will take in the future in all media products. Silva advised that: “Mike’s first job will be to conclude negotiations for media production of the 2010 season. Mike’s intimate knowledge of DCA and his long experience in media productions provide us with the kind of expert we need to make proper decisions that will be in the best interest of our organization, its fans and its member corps.”
Mike’s long history in DCA includes being a staff member of the Ohio Brass Factory, Drum Major, Business Manager and Corps Director of the Steel City Ambassadors and Drum Major for The Brigadiers of Central New York as well as a percussionist for the CT Hurricanes. He has designed for and taught many bands in the Midwest including former BOA Class A Champion, Marlington High School and is a past visual adjudicator for OMEA (Ohio).
Mike is President of the Symond’s Group, Inc., an event staging and video production company. He is an Emmy Award winning producer/director having worked with: Sports Time Ohio – The Cleveland Indians Television Network, The American Hockey League, The Big Ten Network as well as a tape producer for ESPN football and basketball and associate producer for Fox Sports national baseball and football events and the Columbus Bluejackets NHL hockey club. He has 30 years of experience in the electronic visual medium, directing and producing sports, music events, award winning documentaries, and corporate messaging and advertising.
Mike’s wife Kim is a former member of the Canton Bluecoats and Hawthorne Caballeros. They have two children, Andrew and Eliza. President Silva advises that his appointment is effective immediately, and that “Mike Symonds provides the kind of expertise DCA requires to be able to keep up with modern technology and help continue the growth we have had over the last decade. He is a strong and welcome addition to the DCA Team.”