Sunrisers New Corps Director

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The Sunrisers recently named Pat Patterson as their new Corps Director for the 2019 season. Pat has been a highly successful band director in the Long Island area and brings a wealth of knowledge with him as a music educator.

Although Pat has had no drum corps experience but has run six successful high school band programs, in New York. Pat most recently served as Director of Bands at Roslyn High School for thirteen years , winning the New York State Championship Governor’s Cup for Division SS3 in 2015. During his tenure his marching bands have performed at the Orange Bowl, Peach Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Disney World, and many other National level events. He has been instrumental in developing several high-profile bands at the high school and collegiate level, including SUNY Fredonia, Hampton Bays High School, Pulaski High School, Mineola High School, and Farmingdale High School. Pat is also currently the Director of Athletic Bands at LIU. He feels that it will be not much different in moving from high school and college units to the world class drum corps level. You have limited rehearsals, are bound to a budget, have to do fundraising, and need to get parents involved.

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Posted by on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019. Filed under Current News, DCA News.