Music City Legend Elects New Board Members
The members of Music City Legend Drum & Bugle Corps elected four new members to their Board of Directors at the corps? picnic and annual meeting held Sunday at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. The state?s only all-age drum corps was first organized in 2003 and competed in the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) circuit from 2004 through last year.
Re-elected to a new two-year term was Mrs. Laurie Ford of Nashville (TN). Mrs. Ford is the last remaining continuously-serving charter Board member. She has served the corps as treasurer since its inception and iMusic s the owner of LEM, Inc., an accounting and business services firm in Nashville. Mrs. Pam Opie of McKenzie (TN), Mr. James Reed of Gallatin (TN), and Mr. Timothy Williams of Murfreesboro (TN) were also elected to two-year terms on the MCL Board effective September 18th.
Mrs. Opie is former director of Memphis Sound, a nationally-recognized DCI junior corps which ceased operations following the 2009 season. In addition to her long-time involvement in drum corps management, she is also active with the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Reed is a music educator in the Sumner County (TN) school system. He was an original member of the Music City Legend Board, but stepped down several years ago to pursue his Masters Degree from Austin Peay State University. Mr. Williams, a three-year member of the corps, is a Professional Computer Science major at Middle Tennessee State University and serves as the corps? brass quartermaster. He is employed by The Murfreesboro Post and marches in the corps? soprano section.
They join incumbent Board members Stephan M. Anderman of Lewisburg (TN), Dr. Willard Johnson of Cullman, Alabama, Scott ?Hulka? McCoy of Frankfort, Kentucky, and Charles Vanover of Owensboro, Kentucky. Both Anderman and Johnson are charter members of MCL. Anderman has been involved in the drum corps activity for nearly 40 years in numerous roles with corps in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Johnson, who operates a chiropractic practice, marched this past season with Alliance, of Atlanta, Georgia.
McCoy is the reigning world champion snare drummer, having again won the Drum Corps Associates ?individuals? title over Labor Day weekend in Rochester, New York. Vanover, in addition to his three years with Music City Legend, has also marched with the Evansville Imperial Guard and the CorpsVets of Atlanta. He is a science and math educator with Spencer County Schools in Indiana and retired from the United States Navy.
The four newly-elected members and the four incumbent Board members will meet in Lewisburg within the next two weeks to elect a new Executive Director and officers for 2011.
Music City Legend did not field a competing corps in 2010 but greatly looks forward to returning to competition next year. Auditions for the 2011 season will be announced soon and prospective members are encouraged to continue practicing and contact the corps via its web site at http://www.musiccitylegend.org or by e-mail to recruiting [at] musiccitylegend [dot] org.