Drum Corps International
Henry joins Court of Honor staff

Henry joins Court of Honor staff

by Drum Corps International

Drum corps veteran David Henry has joined the Court of Honor staff for the 2004 season. Henry will serve as a program and instructional consultant, working with both the staff and members in developing the concepts and performance level of the organization. Court of Honor director Marc Kaufman said, "David is a great communicator. Combine that with a huge knowledge base, and his history of past successes, and you get one tremendous addition to Court of Honor's program this year." Henry, a 1982 graduate of Jacksonville State University and an alum of the Spirit of Atlanta, was a band director in Georgia for 16 years, finishing his career with 12 years as the director at Stockbridge High School in Atlanta. While at Stockbridge, his bands were invited to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Convention, Troy State University Southeastern Honor Band Clinic and performed twice with the "Theatre Under the Stars" program at the famed Fox Theatre in Atlanta. His marching programs consistently received superior ratings and earned numerous championship honors including being named the champions of the field show competition in the Festival of States in 1996. His drum corps experience spans several decades. Beginning as a marching member with Spirit in 1979 and 1981, he went on to an instructional career which included time as the drill designer and visual caption head for Southwind (1982-83), a member of the visual staff with Crossmen (1985), program consultant and brass co-caption head with Southwind (1990-93) and brass co-caption head with Spirit of Atlanta (1994-1996) During his time with Southwind, the corps earned two Division II Championships (1991 and 1992) Currently, Henry is the owner of Performance PLUS, a consulting business providing show design for music educators, performance enhancement programs for performing groups, and professional audio engineering solutions for live music venues. He is also active as an adjudicator and clinician nationwide. Henry said, "Marching in Spirit had a huge impact on me, so I have always welcomed the opportunity to help new generations of marchers have the same quality experience. My attitude about teaching is simple: As instructors and designers, we have the awesome task of providing quality educational and social experiences, inspiring new generations of young people to preserve the drum corps tradition." Court of Honor program and instructional coordinator Alan Armstrong said, "I've known Dave for the last 20 years and we've worked together in both the band world and drum corps environments during that time. Having the chance to add him to our already experienced staff will be a great asset to the corps and provides us with what I strongly
believe will be one of the highest-quality staffs in our division of DCI." For further information about the corps and the upcoming season, visit Court of Honor's Web site.