Hannum Helps Guide Carolina Crown Drum Corps to World Championship

Thom Hannum

Thom Hannum, associate director of the Minuteman Marching Band, who taught the Carolina Crown drum corps this past season, captured another laurel Aug. 10 as the group won its first title at the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championship in Indianapolis.

Hannum, who directs the marimba band/marimba ensemble in the department of music and dance, is regarded as one of the nation’s foremost percussion arrangers, instructors, and clinicians. He is known internationally for his work with the DCI World Champion Cadets of Bergen County and Star of Indiana drum corps.

He is the author of  “Championship Concepts For Marching Percussion” and also developed an instructional video, “Fundamental Techniques For Marching Percussion,” produced by Alfred’s Publishing.

Hannum is the founder and director of Mobile Percussion Seminar, which offers clinic and workshop programs for high schools and colleges of all ability levels.