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Larry McCormick
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Larry McCormick

by Drum Corps International

A discussion of the great percussion instructors, arrangers and innovators would not be complete without the name of Larry McCormick. Larry was an instrumental leader in the formation of the concert-sounding percussion on the field. His work with the Cavaliers and the Madison Scouts has long been considered some of the most innovative and well known in the early years of drum corps and DCI. One of his ideas he is best remembered for is his use of the video recorder to enhance the educational process. He tried to find ways to integrate the drum line into the visual aspect of the show and to expand on what they could and in some minds should do. Larry was also the founder of Bands of America. He is truly a leader and reformer in the marching world and has helped to lead drum corps and marching bands to where they are today.

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