2015 Local Corps Member: David Altman

Performing Corps: Carolina Crown

11233563_871429166263251_3651660635659507109_nAs the DCI season approaches, many corps are “moving in” this weekend.David Altman of Newburgh, IN, is headed to spring training tonight in North Carolina as a new member of 2013 DCI champion Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.

David actually grew up in North Carolina, before moving to Newburgh, IN and joining the Castle Marching Knights his freshman year. Once he officially graduates from Castle later this month, he’ll be headed to Ball State University this fall, studying Music Education and Music Composition.

David will join the euphonium section of Carolina Crown, and is excited about the opportunities that lay ahead. “I chose to march with Crown because they have the strongest brass program and the best educational opportunities for brass musicians.” He also feels that he’s already “part of the team” in the championship corps. “At Crown it is one uniform, one sound, and we are all essential to the success of the program. I feel more unified and part of the band of brothers there. That’s just how the atmosphere is when you’re surrounded by people with the same goal and level of determination,” he said.

David can’t give many clues about Crown’s 2015 production just yet, but says “let’s just say Crown show will be on fire when we take the field!” Best of luck this summer David, we’ll see you in Indianapolis at the DCI championships in August!