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For those of us fans who don't know - who's Chris Harmon?

Mike

'not sure if he's from the the College/ NFL QB and Hollywood Harmon Family Tree :

http://espn.go.com/ncf/features/heisman/_/year/1940

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Mr. Harmon is in his 13th year as Director of Bands at Lake Central. He was formerly the Director of Bands at Lowell High School and has also taught in the public schools of Waunakee, Wisconsin and Wichita, Kansas. He has also been active as an adjudicator and clinician in Wisconsin, California, Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Florida and Colorado. Mr. Harmon is also active as a guest conductor, most recently guest conducting honor bands in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee.

Mr. Harmon received a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Wichita State University, a Master's Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Music Degree in Wind Conducting from Northwestern University. His principal conducting teachers have included Mallory Thompson, Stephen Peterson, Paul Vermel, James Keene and Tom Wisniewski. Principal trumpet teachers have included Michael Ewald, Leslie Linn, Walter Myers, and John Hagstrom. Mr. Harmon is a former member of the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps (1980-1985) and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (1986-1988), and taught on the visual staff with the Madison Scouts from 1989-2003. He is also a freelance musician on his principal instruments - trumpet, piano and organ.

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Chris is a brilliant musician and educator. His ensembles at Lake Central are top notch, and he was very influential both on and off the field during his time on Madison's visual staff.

This a great opportunity for the corps, and the fact that he is coming back the same year as BZ and Van Mathews is quite incredible.

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'not sure if he's from the the College/ NFL QB and Hollywood Harmon Family Tree :

http://espn.go.com/ncf/features/heisman/_/year/1940

no.

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There can't be that big a market for a freelance organist, can there? :tounge2:

Heck of a resume, though.

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NW Indiana/Chicago area is where he resides and works. You'd be surprised how many organ gigs there are.

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His ensembles at Lake Central are top notch,

Indiana? (not a BOA follower, sorry)

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Indiana?

Yes, St John, Indiana. Although I see him in Chicago almost every moment he's not with the band. He may as well love there.

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He may as well love there.

Now that is a quality typographical error.

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