Concord member off to DCI

Press Release by Concord

Steve Wright – a senior brass member at Concord Youth Music – has secured a place in the trumpet line at Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA for their 2010 North American summer tour.

Steve is a died-in-the wool Concord enthusiast and sees this adventure as an opportunity to extend his experience as a performer and to better understand the techniques of brass and visual instruction. He will be returning to Concord in late August to help the performance ensemble prepare for their first 3-show concert run in Sheffield this October.

Steve, who is 20 years old and one of three brothers with Concord since 2000, is also very involved as a brass instructor with Concord AllStars Junior Marching Band. He was selected in 2009 to act as Trainee Music Leader for Concord in the national “Musique” project funded by Youth Music via The British Federation of Youth Marching Bands Organisations. He is a former member of the Sheffield Youth Big Band.

Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps – 150-strong and best known for their selections of Celtic music – is run by their founder and US drum corps legend Roman Blenski on a very family-orientated basis - as is Concord. They are a World Class competitor and in their 49th year of Drum Corps International competition. Each year they accept a group of guest musicians from the South African Field Band Association and from Japan. The corps will be undertaking a full 8-week DCI summer tour programme this year involving participation in around 32 contests and parades across North America, culminating in the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis during August. He travels to the USA on 30th April.

All of us at Concord wish Steve the very best of luck in his travels and look forward to hearing details of his tour on his return.

For further information about Steve, Concord or any of our activities, please call 0114 249 1460 or email :

15th April 2010



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