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New Show Designer and Visual Caption Head at Black Knights


Press release from Black Knights

The Black Knights Drum & Bugle Corps from Gravesend, Kent, UK are very excited and pleased to announce Andrew Ebert as their Show Designer and Ryan Gledhill as the Visual Caption Head for the 2014 season. 

Andrew Ebert says "I am extremely excited to be joining the Black Knights family! I've been a fan of DCE for years and am greatly looking forward to working with the team to make an entertaining and competitive program. Here's to a great 2014!"

Andrew Ebert is a full time designer and clinician for the marching arts based out of Greenville, South Carolina where he lives with his wife and son. He has a degree in secondary education from Western Michigan University. Andy grew up in Milford, Michigan and began his marching career with the Glassmen, where he marched for 4 seasons including time on Soprano and as Drum Major. Then he moved to the Blue Devils where he aged out as a Mellophone player. After aging out in 2004, Andy became a staff member at Carolina Crown. He was moved in to the role of Visual Caption head at age 24 for the 2007 season, a position that he held for five years. During his time as caption head, Crown went from 8th at DCI finals to 2nd in 3 years and has continued as a fan favorite in the activity. Andy is currently the visual designer for the Madison Scouts and the Casper Troopers. This will be his second year in both of those roles. Andy works as a drill designer for the fall marching band activity as well as the WGI indoor percussion activity. He has been privileged to work with programs that have achieved great levels of success including state championships, regional championships, and BOA Grand National Finalists. He has also had WGI Percussion finalists in A, Open, and World Class

In addition, Andrew is also making the trip from the US to join the Corps at their base in Belgium in the run up to DCE 2014. For the first time the corps will be spending the whole week in Belgium leaving the UK on the Monday after DCUK Finals. 

New Visual Caption Head Ryan Gledhill has been in the drum corps activity for 15 years and is very excited to take on the position as visual caption head for the 2014 season. Ryan has been a marching and staff member at Black Knights for the past 4 years and has also marched 3 seasons at ‘The Cadets’ ageing out in 2013, which included a World Championship win in 2011. Ryan is very excited for the future of the corps with the new management team and members coming through.

If you are interested in finding out more about Black Knights please contact Mark Jeffrey 07531 660184 or email

11th October 2013



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