2016 Local Corps Member: Kari Keeley

Performing Corps: Troopers

KariKeeley_EditedFeatured again in 2016 is Kari Keeley from Jasper, IN. Kari currently goes to Vincennes University for Health Information Management and will graduate in the spring of 2017. Again this year she will be marching the mellophone with the Troopers from Casper, Wyoming.

This is a very special year for Kari as this will be her age-out year. Through her experiences in drum corps, she has learned that it isn’t about winning but about performing for the people next to you. She has learned how to be a better instructor since marching drum corps. She says, “For me, being in a drum corps means having a family to get me through all of my tough times and with which to enjoy all of the amazing and happy times.”

Becoming a better musician and getting to perform for those who enjoy the activity as much as she does was an amazing and very positive experience. “I am very excited and extremely grateful to have the opportunity to age-out at the corps I fell in love with,” says Keeley.

Kari will have an opportunity to come home one last time with her drum corps family and perform as the Troopers travel to Evansville for DRUMS on the OHIO on June 29. We wish Kari the very best in her age-out year.