November 29, 2016
The Colts are pleased to welcome Gordon Henderson as the brass arranger for the 2017 season. Gordon will be joining the design team, led by Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein, and working closely with Battery Arranger Ben Pyles and Front Ensemble Arranger David Nelson. Gordon is currently the director of bands and Department of Music vice chair at University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the director of the Bruin Marching Band and the Varsity Band.
"I am incredibly excited to be stepping back into the drum corps activity with the Colts," said Gordon. "Howard has already built a solid foundation for the program and I cannot wait to begin working with the rest of the design team. I also am looking forward to working with the skilled and dedicated educators on staff this season to create an impactful and unique experience for the members."
Since 1990, Gordon has served as the arranger for the Tenrikyo Aimachi Marching Band in Nagoya, Japan. In 2016, Aimachi won the WGI Winds International World Division, become the first group from outside of the U.S. to win any division at WGI Finals. Gordon has also worked with several drum corps throughout his career, including Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, and the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps.
"Gordon Henderson is a legacy in the drum corps activity, and I could not be more thrilled to have his talents among the Colts design team," said Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein. "Gordon is the perfect addition to not only our design team, but also our brass program. We are in great hands."
"Gordon's experience and success at the highest levels of the marching arts will be tremendous for our program and our members," said Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane. "We have great respect for Gordon's work, especially his influence in the international music community. I am very excited to have Howard and Gordon working together this season and to see Gordon's music come to life."
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Colts 2017 Membership Information
The Colts 2017 membership brochure is available online. CLICK HERE to view a PDF of the 2017 Membership Information.
To read more about the 2017 audition weekend schedule and expectations of interested students, CLICK HERE.
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