Legends Drum & Bugle Corps News

2014 Legends DBC Color Guard Auditions

Legends will be holding Color Guard Auditions for the 2014 season at the April 25-27 Camp Weekend. This is a Mandatory Color Guard audition weekend if you are interested in marching for the 2014 season.  For more information and to register to audition for Color Guard at the April Camp Weekend visit the April Camp page.

Legends Drum Majors Announced


Congratulations to our two new drum majors for the 2014 season: Noah Koch and Claire Miller.

“We have established a foundation of excellence and build great leaders at Legends,” says Ibe Sodawalla, Executive Director/CEO. “Noah and Claire bring all the qualities we look for as a leader and I am proud of all their efforts and contributions as members.”

Noah Koch is a mathematics major at Indiana Weslyan University. This will be his 7th year performing with Legends.

Claire Miller is a music education and secondary math education major at Western Michigan University. This will be her 4th year performing with Legends and will also be her age-out season.

Legends past two drum majors have received the DCI Jim Jones Leadership Award as the most outstanding Open Class drum major. Kelly Koch in 2009 and Jenna Wojdula in 2013.

2014 Legends Drum Corps Brass Staff and Corps Administration Announced

Legends will see a number of returning staff and administration for the 2014 season. “I am pleased to see a number of individuals return in our brass and administrative teams,” says Ibe Sodawalla, Executive Director/CEO. “Additionally, some new appointments and positions have been created as I continue to refine all areas to support the quality experience we strive for at Legends.”

Brass Staff includes:

Drew Miller, co-Supervisor
Chris Boyd, co-Supervisor
David Elliott, Technician
Ellie Rohlck, Technician
Tim Knilands, Technician
The brass instructional team continues to develop over the winter season, as we are reviewing applicants for additional technicians. 
Corps Administration includes:
Ibe Sodawalla, Corps Director
Allison Patrick, Operations
Jason Fritz, Assistant Director
Traci Glasscock, Food/Volunteer Coordinator
Ray Novak, Rehearsal Manager
Val Glasscock, Assistant Tour Manager

Stay tuned for additional instructional and staff announcements.

2014 Legends Drum Corps Visual Staff Announced


Legends is pleased to announce Lindsey Schueller as the new Visual Supervisor for the 2014 Legends Drum & Bugle Corps.  “Lindsey brings a wealth of knowledge from her extensive performing experience at some of our top corps and winter percussion programs,” says Ibe Sodawalla, Executive Director/CEO.  “As a native of Michigan, Lindsey is excited to bring her experiences in the marching arts to her west Michigan roots and I am looking forward to her leadership and development of our visual department.”  The visual staff includes:

Lindsey Schueller, Visual Supervisor
Mike Unsworth, Technician
Nick Braasch, Technician
Tim Malone, Technician
Ross Gordon, Technician
Chris Doiron, Technician
Ron Hardin, Consultant

Along with the role as Program Coordinator & Visual Designer, Ron Hardin will serve as a consultant for the Visual department.
For more information about Lindsey Schueller, read her bio.

Stay tuned for additional instructional and staff announcements.

2014 Legends Drum Corps Percussion Staff Announced


Legends is pleased to have Landon Ewers return as the Percussion Supervisor for the 2014 Legends Drum & Bugle Corps.  “I am looking forward to our continued success and approach to our percussion program,” says Ibe Sodawalla, Executive Director/CEO.  “Landon has brought a standard of excellence as we develop percussionists within our programs.”  The drum corps percussion staff includes:

Landon Ewers, Percussion Supervisor
Mark Lopez, Front Line Coordinator
Doug Downer, Technician
Ryan Jonker, Technician
Dan Stephens, Technician
Jen Pesch, Technician
Marissa Pesch, Technician
Julia Gunneson, Front Line Technician
Bill Boswell, Consultant

Legends will have a few new percussion educators to join our team, which will continue to expand throughout the winter season.

Legends will also be looking to have the cymbal program return in 2014. 

Stay tuned for additional instructional and staff announcements.

Ron Hardin to lead Legends 2014 Design Team


Legends is pleased to announce Ron Hardin as the new Program Coordinator and Visual Designer for the 2014 DCI Season.  Ron is the Visual Supervisor for Carolina Crown and will also help to develop the visual program at Legends as a visual consultant.

“I am extremely excited to have Ron Hardin involved with Legends and look forward to the impact he will have on our design and visual program for the corps,” says Ibe Sodawalla, Executive Director/CEO.  “Ron is a quality educator and will bring valuable insight and experience as we continue to focus on our commitment to excellence.”
Ibe Sodawalla will continue as the brass arranger and Landon Ewers as the percussion composer.
For more information about Ron Hardin, read his bio.
Stay tuned for more announcements regarding the design team and instructional staff.