Pioneer Announces 2011 Visual Designer
The Pioneer Corps is pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Morey has been chosen as the Visual Show Designer for their 2011 50TH Anniversary production of
Rick has been involved in the pageantry activity for several decades, both as an adjudicator and a visual designer.
Rick, who lives in Utica, New York with his wife Barbara, adjudicated for DCI for 19 years and judged their championships 16 times. He has also adjudicated for WGI, DCA and BOA, as well as numerous marching band festivals around the country. A past President of the New York Federation of Contest Judges, Rick has also been a clinician in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. In 2010, Rick was inducted into both the Mid-York Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame in upstate New York and the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame.
Rick was the Visual Designer and Program Coordinator for the 5-time DCA Champion Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps from 1995-2009. He served as the Program Coordinator for the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps in 2002 and 2003 as they returned to DCI Finalist status and was the Program Coordinator for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004. In 2005, he served as both Program Coordinator and Visual Designer for the Colts. A consultant to the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010, Rick will serve as Program Coordinator for the Empire Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2011. Excited to be back with Pioneer, Rick was the Visual Designer the last time Pioneer made Semi-Finals. He currently designs visual programs for championship marching bands in New York, New Jersey, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rick is a retired high school counselor who was named New York State Counselor of the Year in 1996. He now works in the pageantry activity on a full time basis as a designer and consultant.