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Trevor Bailey Joins Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps’ Board of Directors


Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to welcome Trevor Bailey to its board of directors. Bailey was named to the board following this council’s February 2022 meeting.


"I am so excited to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps. I can literally trace back every single professional and personal achievement in my life to this drum corps,” Bailey recently said.


Mr. Bailey, a noted educator, drum corps enthusiast, and former member of the Troopers, is currently Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at Western Carolina University. He previously served as Director of Bands at the University of Pikeville (UPike) where he established the first marching band program in the school’s history. Mr. Bailey completed his graduate teaching assistantship at the University of Alabama. There, he assisted in the daily operations of the band program, supervising the 400 students of the Million Dollar Band and aiding in the planning and execution of the several programs.


Bailey holds a Bachelor’s in Music Performance from Northwestern State University. He earned his Master’s in Music Education from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He will be completing his D.M.A. in Wind Conducting later this year.


Mr. Bailey has had a long commitment to the marching arts, beginning as a marching member of the Troopers in 2003-2004. In 2007, he returned to serve as a brass instructor and recruiting coordinator for the corps, helping the Troopers return to Drum Corps International Finals in 2009 after a 23-year absence. He has been a brass instructor with the Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment, and The Cadets. Bailey has also served as a clinician and judge for Yamaha Music of Asia and mentored award-winning bands in Thailand and Malaysia.


"The Troopers organization is very excited to have Trevor join our Board of Directors. His expertise, knowledge, and vast marching arts experience will significantly contribute to the future success of the Troopers,” said Michael Ottoes, Troopers’ Executive Director. “Trevor personifies Honor, Loyalty, and Dedication, and he will undoubtedly bring a great perspective to our board."


Bailey looks forward to combining his affinity for both education and the marching arts with his history with the Troopers and his unique point of view and voice to help both the Troopers and the drum corps activity.


“I owe so much to this first-class organization, and now it's time to give back,” he said. “I hope to bring to the table my experiences as a person of color within the DCI activity, my passionate advocacy for music education, and my pure enjoyment of the marching arts."


Mr. Bailey recently spent some time sharing his thoughts on the experience the Troopers provides its members as well as some issues he believes the greater activity as a whole must tackle. Watch for the feature “Coming Home and Moving Forward” with Trevor Bailey in the coming days.




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