Nick Angelis


Nick Angelis is in entering his 13th year as The Assistant Band Director for The University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands.

He has been involved in the drum corps activity since 1979. Throughout 16 consecutive seasons, he marched with The Satellites from Leicester, MA from 1980-87, The Spartans from N.H. 88 and 89, The Boston Crusaders 90-91, The Santa Clara Vanguard 1992, The Star of Indiana 1993, Star of Indiana’s Brass Theater 1994, and aged-out of The Blue Knights from Denver, Col. in 1995

As a marching performer, he was crowned The 1992 Drum Corps International Rudimental Snare Drum World Champion, 1993 Drum Corps Midwest Champion and was a part of the legendary1993 Star of Indiana’s World Champion percussion section.

Nick has taught and or written, for numerous marching bands and drum corps all around the country including:

– 2016-17 Cincinnati Tradition DCA Class A World Champion Program Coordinator/ Staff Coordinator

– 2015/16 Tates Creek Independent World Indoor Battery Arranger/ 17’Assistant Director

– Madison Scouts 2010-11 Percussion Caption Head

– Blue Stars 2008-09 Music Ensemble consultant

– Blue Knights 1996, 2003 Consultant

– Boston Crusaders 1997 Percussion Caption Head

– Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps TX.

– Spartans of N.H.

– Troopers Caption Head/Arranger 2005

– Spirit of J.S.U. Co-Caption Head and Co-Arranger W/ Mr. Clint Gillespie 2004-05

– Caption Head/Arranger-Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque, Iowa 2006

– University of Massachusetts at Amherst Percussion Instructor 1995-1999, 2002

– 4 Time BOA Finalist and AAA National Champion Kennesaw Mountain H.S.                Co-Percussion Arranger W/ Mr. David Starnes

– BOA 2004 Atlanta Regional Finalist Harrison H.S. Arranger

– BOA National Semi-Finalist, Bellbrook H.S. OH/Milford H.S. OH/ Ryle H.S. KY/Williamstown H.S. KY

– Madison Independent Indoor 2011 PIA World Champions Battery Arranger

In 1994, he performed as a soloist in Star of Indiana’s Brass Theater Featuring The Canadian Brass.

From 1999-2003 Nick was the Original Featured Star snare drum soloist performer for The Tony and Emmy award-Winning Show, Blast!  He performed in London at The Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, opened in New York City at The Broadway Theater and was in The 1st National Tour, performing in over 40 cities across The United States and Canada.

Nick was the opening solo opening performer introduced by Walter Cronkite at the Kennedy Center Honors for President Clinton. He also performed on NBC’s, “Broadway on Broadway” in front of 50,000 people live in Time Square, NYC.

Nick attended The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He is currently working on his Master’s in Percussion Performance at Wright State University with Pr. Jerry Noble. He studied with Dr. Peter Tanner, Thom Hannum, Ralph Hardimon, Alan Murray, Scott Johnson, Colin Mcnutt, Jim Ancona

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