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Show Concept & Design Clinic 2010
Featuring Roosevelt HS Band

Downriver Fanfare Marching Festival was webcasted Live October 5th.
Commentary by Steve Martin, GPG Music

Southgate Anderson High School Marching Band


All Festival videos will be uploaded soon!  

Follow an in-depth look at show design presented by Scott Kurtzweil, Kurtzweil Designs, music by GPG Music and Camp/Rehearsal support by Valient Marching Band Camps.  These experts along with Mark D'Angelo, band director, Roosevelt HS will provide detailed updates of the show's design and the bands progress through the marching season. Through text documents, midi, and Pyware files, this years clinic will provide educators with insight and working solutions to the many aspects of drill & show design, music selection, performing and managing a marching season.

Be sure to mark your calendars for a live webcast of the Downriver Fanfare this year on October 5th. and a premiere performance of the Drill design 2010 show featuring the Roosevelt HS band. Included in the live webcast will be a live  three way panel discussion between director, music arranger, and drill designer.

See more Marching articles, videos and industry links at
Past Drill Design Projects

Drill Design 2009
Drill Design 2008
Drill Design 2007

Composers Thoughts

Drill Designers Thoughts

Into The Arena - Part 1: Wyandotte Roosevelt HS 2010

About Scott Kurtzweil
Scott Kurtzweil has been involved in the performing and marching arts for more than fifteen years. During this time, he has participated as a performer, educator, designer, clinician and adjudicator. The expertise he has gained from his involvement at every level of the marching activity has placed Scott among the leaders in the color guard and drill design industries. Also a professional musician, arranger, former band director and current college clarinet professor, Scott understands not only what excites the eye but also how the visual aspects of a show can fully interpret the music score both in phrasing and texture.

Performing Experiences:
Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps
Studio One Winter Color Guard
Throughout the United States including championship programs in Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Maryland and Virginia.
Marching Arts Business:
Director of Marching Arts Division for The Woodwind & Brasswind.

About GPG Music
Gary P. Gilroy Publications, Inc. is the premiere source for award-winning pageantry music and design for marching band. Over 40 years of competition-level experience are amassed to bring you maximum quality at maximum value. We are dedicated to providing reasonably-priced, custom compositions for all ability levels. Our balanced creative/educational focus will allow your band to reach its fullest potential based on the specific strengths of your ensemble.”

Steve Martin (ASCAP) has over 15 years of experience as a designer for marching band and drum corps, both visually and musically. He is Vice-President of Gary P. Gilroy Publications and coordinates the business and sales operations for the company. He is currently very active as a composer, drill designer, and clinician for high-school and college marching band, drum corps, winter percussion and winter guard.

Aaron Hines (ASCAP) has taught, arranged and designed for schools ranging from the middle school to collegiate level, as well as winter percussion and drum corps across the country. He is an active clinician throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. Aaron has music published through Gary P. Gilroy Publications, Center X Productions & Creative Solutions. Aaron also serves as Director and Percussion Caption Head for eNVision Performing Arts (Reno, NV), he is the Percussion Caption Head at McQueen High School (Reno, NV - 2009 State Percussion & Overall Band Champions) and is a percussion arranger and consultant for the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also an endorsed Pearl/Adams, Innovative Percussion, Evans & Sabian Artist”

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