Don't Miss Webinar with World-Renowned Arranger

Tuesday's video chat will feature Jay Bocook

JayBocook_finals2013.jpgThis Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT, fans have the opportunity to spend an hour with The Cadets Brass Arranger Jay Bocook, as Director George Hopkins leads a video discussion about The Cadets' brass program through the years and the music of Promise: An American Portrait.

Jay Bocook has been arranging for The Cadets Hornline since 1993, and is largely responsible for the corps' characteristic brass sound, as well as the classic arrangements that have become staples of The Cadets' legacy. He is an active member of the design team, working year-round with Director George Hopkins and others to create new ideas for compelling, innovative programs for the drum corps field.

Tuesday webinar listeners can expect plenty of insight on the process of integrating brass with narration for the 2014 program, as well as a look down memory lane at some favorite moments and little-known facts of classic Cadets shows.

Listeners are also encouraged to submit questions to George throughout the webinar, which he will use to direct the one-hour conversation with Jay.

Read Jay's bio below, and do not miss this opportunity to hear from one of the major contributor's to the modern music industry.

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Bio: Jay Bocook

Jay Bocook is a native of Clearwater, Fl., a Furman University graduate and an internationally-recognized composer, arranger, conductor and educator.

Jay's work has been heard during the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.


In the summer of 2003, the "President's Own" United States Marine Band premiered his music transcriptions of film composer John Williams in a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., conducted by Williams himself. An encore performance featuring Mr. Williams and the “President’s Own” took place in the summer of 2008. Here is a video clip from the 2003 performance:

In addition, Jay was a contributing arranger to a new musical, CyberJam, which opened at the Queen's Theater in London to rave reviews in the fall of 2003. His arrangements were also featured in “Mix,” which opened in the fall of 2008 in Japan.


In 1982, Jay was appointed Director of Bands at Furman University where remained until 1989. He rejoined the Furman faculty in 2000 as Director of Athletic Bands. He has served as Assistant Conductor of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and remains a principal composer and arranger for the Hal Leonard Corporation, where he has published over 600 compositions and arrangements.

In 2009, Jay was inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the American Bandmasters Association and a 2010 inductee to the South Carolina Band Directors Hall of Fame.


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