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December, 18, 2013
11:50 AM - N/A




Greg Bimm

Greg Bimm

Kenneth Snoeck

Kenneth Snoeck

From Concept to Completion: Successful Show Design and Programming

Clinic Synopsis:

Greg Bimm and Ken Snoeck have unmatched records of success both as concert band and marching band directors. For over 30 years they have adapted to and led a rapidly evolving approach to marching band programming and design. Having written the drill and arranged the music for their bands (over 50 combined BOA National finalist performances), Mr. Bimm and Mr. Snoeck have a unique insight into the process of show design. They will share their strategies for developing a show concept from the inspiration to the final product, as well as their thoughts on how this process has change as the marching band activity has evolved.

Greg Bimm - Biographical Information

Greg Bimm has been director of bands at Marian Catholic High School since 1977. Under his direction, the Marian Band has grown from 70 to over 280 members, has earned hundreds of awards and honors, and has become one of the premier high school band programs in the United States. Among Marian’s achievements are 33 consecutive Illinois State class marching championships, seven BOA Grand National Championships and twenty-nine consecutive BOA Finals appearances. Marian’s Concert Bands have performed at Music for All National Concert Festivals as well as numerous major conventions including twice at the National Band Association and four times at the Illinois Music Educators Association. Mr. Bimm has received awards from many organizations including ASBDA, NBA, the Sudler Foundation, Illinois Music Educators Association, Illinois Alliance for Arts Education and the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. He is a Lowell Mason Fellow, a member of the Music for All Hall of Fame, and was in the inaugural class of the Illinois State University Fine Arts Alumni Hall of Fame. In 1994, Mr. Bimm was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association and in 2012, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music Education by the Vandercook College of Music.

Kenneth Snoeck - Biographical Information

Kenneth Snoeck has retired from a thirty-five year teaching career, the last twenty-three of which were at Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL. Since retiring from full time teaching in 2004, he has devoted his time to music arranging, composition and adjudication. Ken has judged across the country for BOA as well as at various state championship and regional contests. Mr. Snoeck’s bands were BOA national finalists twenty-one times, national class AAA Champion two times and Grand National Champion in 1996. Mr. Snoeck received Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Music degrees from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI. He was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame in 2004. Ken currently lives in suburban Chicago with his wife Pamela.