Great American Marching Band 2010 Schedule Of Events Music Festivals & Tours

Instructional Staff Macy's

Dr. Richard GoodDirector

Dr. Rick Good was promoted to Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Conducting in 2007. Prior to that promotion he served from 1995 as Marching Band Director and Associate Professor of Low Brass at Auburn University. Under his direction the Auburn University Marching Band received national acclaim. The marching band’s membership grew from 275 to 375, the largest marching band in the history of Auburn University, during his tenure as director, and in 2004, the AU Marching Band received the Sudler Trophy Award, the nation's highest and most coveted award for college and university marching bands. In January of 2005, the band was selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to attend the Inaugural Parade of George W. Bush. In 2006, the band was selected as one of the top ten marching bands in the country featured at the LSU Hall of Fame Museum entitled “America’s Finest University Marching Bands.”

He received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Louisiana State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Euphonium Performance from Arizona State University. Before coming to Auburn, Dr. Good was previously the Acting Associate Director of Bands at Arizona State University. He has also performed professionally at Busch Gardens theme park in Virginia. Dr. Good originally hails from Allentown, PA, which is affectionately know as Band City, USA. He is active as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the country and holds various memberships in professional organizations.

Dr. Douglas RosenerPercussion DirectorDr. Rosener is currently the Associate Director of Bands at Auburn University, AL. Doug received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Penn State University, his Masters in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas, and his Doctorate in Percussion Performance from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Rosener’s previous appointments include Director of Percussion Studies at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and as Interim Director of Percussion Studies at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. He has also served as battery caption head of the Blue Knights WGI percussion ensemble from Denver, Colorado, winning three world championships and three second place finishes in six years. Several of Dr. Rosener’s percussion ensemble compositions and arrangements have been published through Drop6 Publications, and he continues to remain active as a percussion composer/arranger, clinician, and judge for High Schools and Universities throughout the United States. Dr. Rosener is an Artist/Clinician for Vic Firth and Sabian.
Dr. Ward MillerStaff Arranger/Assistant Director

Ward Miller earned his Bachelors of Music Education from Auburn University in 2001. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2003 with a Masters in Trombone Performance and received his Doctorate from the University of Iowa with emphasis in Conducting. Dr. Miller has served as the arranger and associate director of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in New York City since 2006. He has appeared as a guest conductor and clinician and multiple concert honor bands throughout the Southeast. His marching band arrangements have been performed at competitions, including in Bands of America Regionals, by high schools and colleges in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, and Texas. His arrangements have been performed at regular season and bowl games by the marching bands at Auburn University, The University of Hawaii, The University of Illinois, The University of Iowa, The Ohio State University, and Youngstown State University. He has served as an adjudicator at marching and concert band assessment in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. In 2014, Dr. Miller was appointed the Brass Caption Head for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps of La Crosse, WI. The Blue Stars, a world class corps, have placed in the top ten in multiple finals. He oversees the brass ensemble and staff, recruits for the horn line, and administers the Blue Stars brass audition camps throughout the country. In addition, he travels with the corps for a significant portion of their tour.

Mr. Bart WoodleyColor Guard InstructorBart Woodley has been working in the marching arts for over 20 years. After performing with the color guard of the Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps and in Escapade Winter Guard, he began instructing programs such as Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard, Center Grove High School, Centerville High School and the Cavaliers. Throughout a career with various marching bands, drum corps and winter guards, Bart has served in the role of director, coordinator, caption-head, choreographer, designer, technician, clinician, and judge. Bart holds degrees in Public Relations and Advertising from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and is the Marketing Manager for WGI Sports of the Arts.
Vicki PfeifferDance Team Instructor

Vicki currently directs Cheerleaders of America and produces college and professional football and basketball halftime shows for the NCAA and the NBA.  She directed the Arizona State University Dance Team for ten years and the NFL Arizona Cardinal Cheerleaders for 13 years.  Vicki has choreographed and produced dance teams for the Japan Bowl, the collegiate all star game, and the Coca-Cola Bowl in Japan.  She has choreographed, produced, and directed many multiple week tours for the US Department of Defense and USO to bring “a touch of home” to our US troops in Guantanamo Bay, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Bahrain, Qatar, Portugal, Bosnia, Kosovo and many European Countries.

 

 

 

 

These Directors/Instructors are assisted by professional sectional instructors that vary from year to year. The support staff consists of a total of 9-10 music education professionals in addition to the Director, Assistant Director, Percussion Director, Guard and Dance Instructor.

Other staff members vary from year to year.

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