Save the date to learn from the best!

Published on 03-01-2023 in Seizoen 2023

Save the date to learn from the best!

Top notch Clinics for Marching Band, Drum Corps, Percussion, Color Guard, Indoor Percussion & Winds and Twirl teams…. Learn from the best!

On Sunday 19 February 2023 eight of the best educators in the world of the Performing Arts will be in Eemnes (near Amsterdam). Together they will host a full day of great clinics, workshops, and masterclasses. Are you on staff with or member of a marching band, Percussion ensemble, drum & bugle corps, Indoor Winds ensemble, Color Guard or Twirlteam? Then you should definitely put this educational event on your calendar.

The Educators each bring a huge amount of experience and knowledge with them:

Michael Gaines (USA): Programming/Effect/Staging
Santa Clara Vanguard, Aimachi (marching band, color guard, Twirlteam , Cavaliers, The Pride of Cincinatti, WGI

Ron Hardin (USA): Visual Design/Visual Technique
Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Carolina Crown. DCI, BOA, WGI

Dr. Gifford Howarth (USA): Percussion Performance & Ensemble, Front Ensemble
Cadets, Patriots, North Coast Academy, WGI, BOA, DCI, Associate Professor of Percussion at Bloomsburg University

Dr. Nola Jones (USA): Music Effect, Brass/Winds Performance
Director of Visual and Performing Arts for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee. WGI, DCI, BOA

Hieu Nguyen (USA): Color Guard, Movement
Professional dancer at Anna Myer contemporary dance company, Cadets, DCI, WGI

George Oliviero (USA): Effect, Staging, Visual
Hall of Fame DCI, WGI, and CGN. George has written and implemented philosophies regarding general effect, visual and design analysis, and scoring systems.

Rob Balfoort (NL): Brass Technique/Performance, Arranging
Director of DVS (WMC Champion, Best Brass/Winds), Arranger, Composer, Educator, Recipient of the Shudler Shield Award

Sylvia Vos (NL): Equipment for Color Guard
Sylvia marched in the World Champion guard The Pride of Cincinatti. In The Netherlands she was on staff with The Pride of The Netherlands for many years as well as consultant for several guard units and drum & bugle corps.

The clinics, masterclasses and workshops are for educators, instructors, directors, designers, and members. Each clinic for members costs € 15,00 and the masterclasses for staff/designers are € 17,50 each. Pass Partouts will also be available. You can register and buy your ticket following these three steps:

  1. Go to this article to see all the details of the different clinics: Registration started for Top Clinics!
  2. Fill in this form to select the clinics you want to attend and determine the ticket you need: CGN KNMO-SMP Clinic Day Registration
  3. Buy your tickets in the CGN Ticketshop, select event: Clinician's day 2023

Presales and pre-registration close at the end of Friday, February 17. You can still buy tickets at the cashier stand during the event itself.

CGN and its sister organization KNMO – SMP are the organizers of this unique event.

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