2014 Greater New Orleans Drum Corps Association Winners

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gnodca_100x100The Greater New Orleans Drum Corps Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Tuition Assistance Program awards. We received many outstanding applications from drum corps members throughout the country.

Keaton Lantrip – Phantom Regiment


“I cannot think of anyone more deserving of an award from your esteemed organization than Keaton Lantrip. I have had the privilege of knowing Keaton for almost three years. From the moment I met him, I could tell that this kid was something special. He carries himself with the composure of someone twice his age, and serves as a role model for all his peers. Keaton’s natural talent is only trumped by his incredible work ethic, which is truly inspiring to witness. He has an incredible passion for the marching arts activities, unbelievable passion for his corps, and a passion for his fellow members that is unequaled. He was such an obvious choice for horn sergeant, because if everyone were to aspire to be like Keaton, the group could achieve the same heights that Keaton is sure to reach for the rest of his life in whatever he chooses to do.” — Christian Carichner, Brass Caption Head, Phantom Regiment

Justine Suhr – Gold Drum and Bugle Corps


For the second straight year, one of our TAP recipients came to us from an Open Class corps. Justine Suhr really impressed the TAP committee with the gritty determination she expressed in her application.

“Justine is an extremely hard worker. She continues to get better and better as the season progresses. Her positive attitude is a great inspiration for the rest of the team.” – Mario Ramirez, Color Guard Caption Head, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps

Devin Guillotte – Cavaliers


Photo courtesy of Cayce Long and the Cavaliers

Devin is our second repeat TAP award winner. Watching Devin perform over the past two years with both the Crescent City Color Guard and the Cavaliers has been a pleasure for us.

“Devin is returning to The Cavaliers color guard for his third season. Each summer, Devin has grown immensely in both his skill and performance. He is a true Cavalier, and we are excited to have Devin return to the Green Machine for The Cavalier’s 2014 production, “Immortal!” — Travis Speice, Color Guard Caption Head

Photo courtesy of Cayce Long and the Cavaliers

The GNODCA is proud to support these fine corps members and wish them a successful 2014 season and many great memories.

The Greater New Orleans Drum Corps Association was established to foster positive experiences for all students by promoting education, creativity, and freedom of expression through the drum corps activity. The GNODCA Tuition Assistance Program provides funds to help offset the cost of fees for young performers of our activity who pursue to perform in a competing junior drum and bugle corps

For information about the Tuition Assistance program, please see the TAP page at www.gnodca.com . The GNODCA will begin accepting applications for the 2015 season in the fall of 2014.

Posted by on Friday, July 25th, 2014. Filed under Current News, DCI World, FrontPage Feature.