Marc Sylvester

MarcSylvesterProgram Consultant, The Cadets

Marc Sylvester returned to The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2014 season as a Program Consultant. He was inducted into the DCI Hall of Fame in 2001 in recognition of his lifetime of design and coordination experience and his profound impact on the marching arts. He is an innovator within the activity and helped create some of the most imaginative programs in history.

Marc has been teaching and designing visual programs for over 30 years. He began his career under the tutelage of George Zingali at the 27th Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps. Together they moved to the Garfield Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps in 1982, where they changed the visual landscape of the drum corps field and led the Cadets to three consecutive DCI World Championships in their first four years with the corps. Sylvester then joined the staff of Star of Indiana Drum & Bugle Corps for its first two seasons in 1986 and 1987. He also worked with the Sky Ryders in 1987 and Suncoast Sound in 1988.

Marc's extensive work in the WGI arena includes Emerald Marquis, Center Grove High School, Lassiter High School, Braddock High School and Independent, Just Class, Suburbanettes, and 27th Lancers.

For the past five seasons, he has served in programming roles with the Blue Knights and Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. He is also an adjudicator, marching band consultant and drill designer whose marching band credits span the U.S. He has worked with high schools from Oregon to Massachusetts and Michigan to Texas

As a performer, Marc marched in the Somerville High School Band, St. Joe’s Medford, St. Anthony’s Revere, and the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps, playing trumpet, sousaphone and mellophone.

He received his bachelor's degree from UMass Lowell and went on to study fine art at SUNY Purchase, Art Students League, School of Visual Arts and Pratt University.

Marc is extremely proud to once again be a part of The Cadets family and looks forward to helping to produce a show for The 2014 Cadets that will be as legendary as the corps' incredible history deserves.

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