Pioneer Announces 2012 Brass Sergeant

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When you have talent you need to use it. Mr. Steven Wright (trumpet) will be performing in the Pioneer Corps for his third season. He now also has been promoted to the position of Brass Sergeant. His sole role will be to coordinate the entire brass section primarily in brass playing performance, but also as the personnel leader of the section.

This is a new position in the Pioneer, but one that Mr. Wright voluntarily assumed in the 2011 season. Much to his credit last year’s brass line had a very positive attitude and a strong pursuit of excellence through his leadership by example. Steve is a tireless worker who personifies our “Better Every Day!” motto.

Section leaders will be announced at this coming April (27-29) Camp and the selection of Pioneer’s student leadership will then be completed.

Steven is 21 years old and is from Sheffield, England. This will be his third and final year marching with Pioneer due to the age out scheme that is in place with DCI. Steven began his Drum Corps life with a corps in Sheffield called ‘Concord’ in 2001. This will be his 12th season with Concord where he has helped with all aspects of the Corps whether it’s been in a marching capacity or helping run the junior corps, Concord Allstars. With the Allstars Steven has helped write and co ordinate the shows since their very first season of competition and in doing so has gained experience to help write shows for the senior corps as well. During his time marching with Concord, Steven has experienced many different events ranging from the World Show Band Championships to touring different parts of Europe competing against other Drum Corps and Marching Bands.

He attended the Sheffield College of Music from August 2008 to September 2011 studying Music Technology and Film Production and passed with a merit. However due to the current work climate in England has been unable to pursue this line of work but instead has become a Night Manager at the world famous hotel firm Holiday Inn and has been working there since September 2011.

Steven started his Pioneer experience back in March 2010 where his corps director in England, Roger Steele MBE, got in contact with Steve Vickers (editor of Drum Corps World & a good friend) and enquired if there were any openings with any DCI World Class corps at this late stage of the winter. Steve Vickers got back to him and told him that Pioneer still had places free, so from there he jumped on a plane to get over the pond and ended up in Milwaukee, WI. From there he learnt a lot about the Pioneer and what it meant to be a part of this very special and unique organization. And now coming up to his age out year has managed to spread the word of Pioneer to the U.K and has managed to get a further 3 members to come and march with Pioneer in 2012.

Posted by on Friday, April 20th, 2012. Filed under Current News, DCI World.