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Angelis named Colts percussion caption head, arranger

Angelis named Colts percussion caption head, arranger

by Drum Corps International

From a Colts press release: Nick Angelis has been appointed Colts percussion arranger and caption head for the 2006 season. Angelis has been involved in the drum corps activity since 1979. Throughout 15 seasons as a performer, he marched with the Satellites from Leicester, Mass., from 1980-87, the Spartans from 1988-1989, the Boston Crusaders from 1990-1991, the Santa Clara Vanguard in 1992, the Star of Indiana in 1993, and he marched his ageout year in the Blue Knights in 1995. As a performer, he was named the 1992 Drum Corps International rudimental snare
drum world champion, the 1993 Drum Corps Midwest rudimental snare drum
champion, and marched in the line that won the 1993 high percussion honors with the Star of Indiana. In 1994, he performed as the snare drum soloist in Star of Indiana's "Brass Theater featuring The Canadian Brass." Nick has taught and arranged for numerous marching bands and drum corps including: •        Blue Knights
•        Boston Crusaders
•        Crossmen
•        Spartans
•        Spirit from JSU co-arranger and battery head for the past four seasons
•        The Troopers in 2005, as caption head and arranger.
•        Kennesaw Mountain High School, caption head and percussion arranger in 2004-2005. Kennesaw Mountain High School is a three- time Bands of America National Finalist. He was an original deatured star performer for the Tony- and Emmy award-winning
Broadway Show "Blast!" from 1999-2003, where he performed in London at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre. During this tenure, he also performed with "Blast!" at the Broadway Theater in New York City and in the original touring company for "Blast!." Angelis attended The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he received a degree in music education, and he is currently the assistant band director for the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands under the direction of Dr. Terren Frenz. He continues to do percussion clinics all over the world, and he has studied under Thom Hannum, Ralph Hardimon, Alan Murray, Scott Johnson, Colin McNutt, Jim Ancona
and many more. "Nick will bring a new level of excellence to our percussion program," said Colts director Greg Orwoll. "He has the experience and knowledge base we look for, of course, but what really impresses us more is his excitement about the opportunity to be with the Colts and his passion for the activity in general."

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