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Wayne Dillon and Andy Smart New King Ultimate Marching Brass Clinicians for Conn-Selmer

United States
18 April 2008 — Conn-Selmer is pleased to announce that Wayne Dillon and Andy Smart have both joined with Conn-Selmer to become clinicians for the King Ultimate Marching Brass! Both of these outstanding artists are now available to give clinics relative to the world of marching brass and other marching related activities.

Wayne Dillon is Brass Captain Head for his second year with the Boston Crusaders. Wayne holds a Masters degree in jazz performance from the University of Miami (FL), and is currently the Director of Bands at the Upper Academy HS in Elizabeth, NJ. He is a former member of the Cadets brass staff, and served as the Brass Captain Head in 2002. Wayne also served as the Program Coordinator for the Capital Regiment drum and bugle corps. In addition to serving as a DCI adjudicator for twelve years, judging the finals twice, he is currently a music judge for Bands of America, having judged the BOA Grand National finals in Indianapolis. Wayne has also served as a music clinician and performing artist in Canada, Europe and Japan.

Andy Smart is a featured trumpet soloist for the Tony Award Winning Broadway Hit Musical “Blast!”, 1999 DCI World Champion Soloist and is the current Brass Captain Head of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps based in Denver, CO. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Denver, Andy attended Wheat Ridge High School and the University of Colorado in Boulder where he studied trumpet performance. He marched in the Blue Knights from 1994 to 1999, the last year serving as drum major. After four years of college and aging out of the Blue Knights, Andy went directly to London with the original cast of “Blast!” as a featured soloist and toured with the award-winning show for several years. He returned to the Blue Knights to teach the brass section in 2002 and has been doing so off and on ever since. Andy also teaches and arranges the music for several bands in and around the Denver area and is the music arranger for the Blue Knights Winter brass ensemble.

The King Ultimate Marching Brass clinician program is a part of the Conn-Selmer Institute, an educational division of Conn-Selmer, Inc., America’s largest manufacture of musical instruments. Conn-Selmer supports the world of music education through its popular CONN-SELMER INSTITUTE summer workshop, rehearsal clinics, teacher in-service programs, world-class clinician-artist faculty, Conn-Selmer Keynotes on-line magazine, and an extensive library of educational support materials.

For more information on Conn-Selmer education programs please visit www.csinstitute.org.
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