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35 minutes ago, MotoSurfBass said:

I have no idea what an "Ensemble Specialist" entails, but James is a fantastic educator. I always felt the issue with Madison's percussion was uninspired writing, especially in the pit, but if Phantom keeps Ferguson's writing I actually like this pickup for them a lot.

well, Ferguson definitely will give them a lot of notes, A LOT of Notes.  

He seems to have had a great touch with the FE for Regiment; hopefully he can do the same with the battery.

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1 hour ago, MotoSurfBass said:

I have no idea what an "Ensemble Specialist" entails, but James is a fantastic educator.

Oh, this one is easy. An Ensemble Specialist  is a person who specializes in the ensemble.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, MikeD said:

Oh, this one is easy. An Ensemble Specialist  is a person who specializes in the ensemble.

 

 

You're welcome.     😎   

Oh, a costume designer!

On the Home Shopping Network and the NYC runways, the commentator always mentions "the ensemble which is being worn was designed by so-and-so and features a dazzling and sleek look...":sigh:

 

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 Colts hire Robert W. Smith as their 2019 season Brass Arranger.. on their website.

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Is there a summary somewhere of all the staff changes similar to last year?

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11 hours ago, NakedEye said:

Claiming to be boxed in by being "forced" to use classical music has always been a cop out. It is some of the most powerful and effective music ever written, with a huge range of intensity, speed, emotion and nuance to choose from. There is no reason you can't present an entirely modern theme, set to a score from 1910. Lack of imagination and creativity is the problem, not an insufficient genre.

Most artists will tell you that the best ideas come from working within parameters. It provokes you to come up with unusual solutions.  So let's see more of those and less bellyaching about not enough tools in the toolkit.

Preach!

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11 hours ago, xandandl said:

well, Ferguson definitely will give them a lot of notes, A LOT of Notes.  

He seems to have had a great touch with the FE for Regiment; hopefully he can do the same with the battery.

Ferguson’s been writing the battery at Regiment for 2 years. Also looks like half of the battery staff and all front staff is remaining at Regiment, based on what I’ve heard.

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BD Performing Arts Welcomes Shaun Gallant as Executive Director

2018-09-21

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BD Performing Arts is pleased to welcome Shaun Gallant to lead BDPA as Executive Director. Shaun is a drum corps veteran and comes to BDPA from Vanguard Music and Performing Arts where he served as Director of Programs and led both the Vanguard Cadets and SCV to World Championship titles in 2018. Shaun was also named 2018 Director of the Year by his peers at DCI.

A native of Paso Robles, California, Shaun began his drum corps career in 2004 playing marimba in the front ensemble of the Vanguard Cadets and aged out of the the Vanguard in 2008. He also served on the teaching staff of Vanguard Cadets from 2010 to 2012.

He holds a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Morehead State University and a earned a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from NYU in 2012. Before returning to the West Coast Shaun launched and ran his own successful entertainment company, Gallant Entertainment.

Shaun said, “To lead BD Performing Arts is a true honor. I look forward to continuing their commitment to innovation and enriching young lives around the world. I would like to thank the entire VMAPA organization for helping shape me into the person I am today and for providing memories that I will cherish forever.”

“We feel incredibly fortunate that Shaun felt that the time was right for him to move across the Bay,” said Rosa Lee Harden, President of BD Performing Arts. “His gifts, proven skills, and vision for the future of the drum corps activity is exactly what BDPA needs to continue our commitment to innovative excellence. We look forward to welcoming Shaun, and his wife Tiffani, to the BDPA family.”

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Ummm .... Shaun Gallant is going from Santa Clara ... to Blue Devils ...

https://www.scvanguard.org/news-from-vmapa/

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2 minutes ago, KakkoiiOtaku said:

Ummm .... Shaun Gallant is going from Santa Clara ... to Blue Devils ...

https://www.scvanguard.org/news-from-vmapa/

Interesting, I love both organizations, so I am sad for Vanguard and happy for BD. That being said, I wonder what the reason is for this seemingly lateral move in careers.

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