Highlight from the Carolina Crown Percussion Section Marching Clinic.
Thom Hannum, Percussion Director
Jim Ancona, Front Ensemble Supervisor and Arranger
Filmed at PASIC 2016 in Indianapolis, IN, November 9-12.
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ABOUT CAROLINA CROWN:
Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps began as the Charlotte Drum Corps Association in 1988. Since then, the Carolina Crown organization has grown exponentially and has been recognized with Drum Corps International (DCI) fan favorite awards, numerous High Music Ensemble awards, five Jim Ott (High Brass) awards, three John Brazale (Best Visual) awards, one George Zingali (Best Color Guard) award, and two DCI World Championships, including a Division II Championship in 1993 and a World Championship in 2013. The Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps staff includes Executive Director Jim Coates, Percussion Director Thom Hannum, and Front Ensemble Arranger Jim Ancona. The Carolina Crown Percussion Ensemble includes 18 marching percussionists and 14 front ensemble percussionists.
Thom Hannum, Percussion Director for Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps since 2012, has long been regarded as one of the nation’s foremost percussion arrangers, instructors, and clinicians having presented numerous seminars and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He is also known for his work with DCI World Champions, The Cadets and Star of Indiana, and is a member of the design team for the Tony and Emmy Award-winning show, Blast! Hannum teaches at the University of Massachusetts, where he serves as the Associate Director of the Minuteman Marching Band and the Director of the Marimba Band and Marimba Ensemble program. He was selected for induction into the DCI Hall of Fame and inducted into the 2008 World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. Hannum currently serves as a member of the PAS Marching Percussion Committee.
Jim Ancona is completing his first year as Front Ensemble Supervisor and Arranger for Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps. Additionally, he is starting his twenty-first year as a faculty member at the University of Delaware, where he is an Assistant Professor of Music, Assistant Director of the Blue Hen Marching Band, Director of the Basketball Pep Band, and Co-director of the Symphonic Band. Ancona has earned many distinctions in DCI, including Fred Sanford trophies with three different corps, Star of Indiana, Santa Clara Vanguard, and The Cadets, as well as World Championships with The Cavaliers and The Cadets.
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