Las Vegas Marching Arts Completes Executive Board Of Directors

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Las Vegas Marching Arts, Inc. a Nevada Corporation has completed filling out it’s Executive Board said Randy N. Warner, President

*Randy N. Warner of Dolan Springs Arizona is founder and president of LVMA, Inc.. He is an award winning author of research articles regarding efficacies and methodology of humane education in our schools. He is also the author 8 books on humane education. He has performed for two presidents, been featured in People Magazine, David Letterman Show and the subject of a short documentary by George Lucas film company. He served on the board of directors for Pride of Cincinnati and has founded two other non profits for animal related issues. Warner will oversee Marketing and Public Relations for the organization.

*Accepting the position as Executive Director is SGT Wm Dallas Burgess, of Phoenix, AZ. He is currently serving active duty in Afghanistan, but will be returning to the states in March 2010. Burgess marched Colts in 96 and Madison Scouts 1998-2002 and is excited about this opportunity to develop a strong music education program with the help of our new staff that he has been busy organizing. Burgess is married and has a 3 yr old daughter. The family is planning a move to the Vegas area within 2 yrs. Read More….

*Vice President is Mr. William Barlics. With nearly fifty years experience in Drum Corps, performed with the Hawthorne Muchachos (1965-1972) and the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni (1996-2006). Acted as percussion arranger, instructor and adjudicator for drum corps and High School marching bands for thirty years. Professionally, career has been in the Personal Care chemistry field and owns Vanguard Consulting LLC. Also acted as Board Member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Board Member and President of the Waldwick (NJ) Baseball Association and member of the Waldwick Board of Education. Resides in California. Read More….

*Secretary is Lynn Davis – served on the board of Youth Education and Arts in Pennsylvania, created and served as Executive Director for the Long Island Marching Arts Association, producing the indoor drum ensemble Rage. Currently serves as adviser to the Long Island Sunrisers and LVMA. She marched in the Watkins Glen Squires and the Garfield Cadets. Currently is performing and marching with the Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drum Corps. Read More….

*Mr. Jason Wright. with Clark County School District, his oldest son Gregory is a marching member of LVMA honor band and his wife Deanna is the CCSD Trustee for District A. Both Deanna and Jason have been very active with our organization in support of their son, for the past year. We know Jason will be a great addition to the ranks.

*Mr Steven Stubbs Esq. will accept a seat on the board and cover all legal issues. He is a tax consultant and is licensed in the state of Nevada. Stephen is a member of the Nevada State Bar and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Nevada, the Federal District Court of Nevada and the U.S. Tax Court. Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children. Stephen also volunteers as a Cub Master for the Boy Scouts of America. Read More….

*Mr. Tom Roe, Tom Roe: Founding board member from 2007
Tom has been involved in the world of marching band for over 30 years. In that time, he has accumulated quite an impressive résumé. He has judged for DCI, WGI, ISSMA, and the MPA. He has written and taught for many National Championship units, he’s done clinics and workshops around the country, and over the past thirty years, he has judged every major contest in the United States! Read More….

*Mr. Nick Bledsoe has been on staff of several WGI finalist guards. Through his diverse job experiences, educational background, and outgoing personality, he has attained all of the necessary requirements to become a leading member of our organization. Nick is currently serving our nation in Afghanistan and will be a definite asset to our board of directors. Read More…..

*Mr. Russell Thomas: Russ Thompson, Director of Bands Duluth High School, Duluth GA, has accepted the position of brass coordinator/instructor with the LVMA organization. Russ spent four years with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps from 1999-2002, then under the umbrella of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps Association. Currently, he is in his fourth year of teaching and has experienced much success with his marching bands. He also has extensive background in writing for and instructing many high school bands in Alabama in Georgia. Russ graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music Ed degree from The University of North Alabama, Florence and in 2008 received a Master’s of Music Ed degree from Auburn University, where he served as a Graduate Assistant with the Auburn University Band program. Read More….

About Las Vegas Marching Arts

LVMA is proud to announce the partnership with the local LV based Lions Clubs. Roy Madison, area Lions Club President said, ‘We are pleased to provide this amazing opportunity through our partnership with LVMA & ongoing community service to the young people of Southern Nevada."

LVMA is also partnering with Sin City Chamber of Commerce to provide opportunities to medically fragile young people through Positively Kids organization in Las Vegas.

LVMA will continue to expand it’s visibility through volunteer efforts in conjunction with other local and area non profit organizations.

LVMA, Inc. is a registered non profit Nevada Corporation and a federally recognized 501c3 tax exempt organization that focuses on the enrichment of the current music programs in Las Vegas. Our goal is to bring society together by providing a safe, drug free environment for our young leaders of the future. The organization provides highly qualified educators who utilize the "Music Educators National Standards" to offer the utmost education for our children.

It takes the commitment of an entire community to assure that music is part of the core curriculum. Children engaged in music will be the innovation leaders of tomorrow, and there is no better way to build life-long participation in music than with a solid base of music education.

We could use volunteers, donations and almost everything imaginable for this endeavor. Let us know if you would like to offer time, money or much needed ‘in kind’ donations such as office products, office space, and of course,
music instruments.

Web site:
Email: randy [at] lasvegasmarchingarts [dot] org
Phone: 1.928.767.4895

Posted by on Sunday, January 10th, 2010. Filed under DCI Open.