Local student part of world championship team
MARION, IN- Coleman Moore, of West Dover, VT, is back at college this fall as a world champion, after winning the title recently as a member of the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps at the Drum Corps International Open Class World Championship Finals.
A member of the Spartans percussion front ensemble, Moore has marched with the Spartans for two years playing the marimba. He is also a junior studying music composition at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and teaches marching band at Everett High School in Massachusetts as well as snowboarding at Mount Snow, VT.
Moore attended Twin Valley Middle School, in Whitingham, VT, and King Philip High School, in Wrentham, MA.
The Nashua, NH-based Spartans is one of 48 members of DCI that compete throughout the country each summer. In addition to its six world championship titles, the Spartans won the bronze medal in Open Class in 2015, and placed fifth in Open Class in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
DCI accepts high school and college students ages 15 to 22. While many of the members participate in their school’s marching band or other ensemble, it is not a prerequisite. Members of the Spartans do not have to live in the New Hampshire area – those members who reside outside of the area can be paired with volunteer parents who open their homes to Spartans members during the summer. Parents make up a big portion of the Spartans work force, volunteering to travel as chaperones, cooks, tailors, and much more.
The Spartans will host audition camps in November and December 2019 for anyone interested in learning more or in joining the corps for the 2020 season. For more information on the Spartans and the audition camps, visit www.spartansdbc.org.