Noah Appointed 2016 Southwind Program Coordinator

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southwind_100x100Sean Noah, a resident of Mobile, Ala., has been appointed as program coordinator of Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps for 2016. In 2015, Noah served as the assistant corps director and was an integral part of leading the corps to a return to Drum Corps International competition in the Open Class division and concluding a successful season for the corps’ return after eight years of absence from DCI activity.

Noah is Director of Bands at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. He also serves as adjunct instructor for the University of South Alabama and the University of Mobile. Prior performance engagements include the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, the Johnson Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, and Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps.

Noah’s teaching positions include instructing at the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marching Blazers, and Program Coordinator for Scenic City Drum & Bugle Corps. Noah holds a Master of Music Education from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in music education from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the Alabama Music Educators Association and Alabama Bandmasters Association. Noah is a clinician, music arranger, drill designer and conductor and has instructed clinics with Thom Hannum, Ralph Hardimon, Arturo Sandoval, Jamey Aebersold, Gerald Welker and Frederick Fennell.

Drum and bugle corps, which stems from the tradition of military marching units, is an activity that combines high level musical performance with the physical demands of athletes. The performance groups, which consist of brass, percussion and color guard members, compete internationally during summer competitions all over North America, Europe, South America and Asia through the umbrella of Drum Corps International.

Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps, based in Mobile, Ala., was established in 1980. An Open Class drum corps, Southwind previously won two international championships in their division in 1991 and 1992.

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Posted by on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015. Filed under DCI Open.