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Dave Marvin

Artists/Composers - Master Educators & Endorsers
Dave Marvin

Dave Marvin

Dave Marvin has been involved with the marching percussion activity for more than 40 years. At age 11, he began marching, and now he teaches, writes, designs, clinics, and judges for groups nationwide. His arrangements and design consulting sessions are highly sought after in the percussion community. In 2008, Dave was inducted into the Hall of Fame for both WGI and the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association.

Dave is the Director/Arranger of the Denver Broncos Stampede, the first official drumline of the NFL. Since 2003, this outstanding group performs at all Denver Broncos home games, as well as private and corporate functions. He spent 39 years as the Percussion Director at the internationally acclaimed Northglenn High School (Percussion Theatre). In that time, Northglenn earned 19 State titles, WGI Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals, as well as WGI Fan Favorite Awards in 2010 and 2015. Dave currently directs the Longmont High School Winter Percussion Ensemble. Longmont is a five-time WGI Finalist. Marvin is also the mastermind behind the show concepts and visual coordination for the four-time WGI World Champion Blue Knights World Percussion Ensemble from 1999 through 2005.

Dave has written/arranged and taught for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, United States Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps, and the University of Colorado Marching Band.

Dave served as President of the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association for more than 10 years and the WGI Steering committee for more than 15 years.

Along with his wife Kathy, they now produce a number of high profile percussion groups for their company, Party Crashers, LLC. The newest, Beauty and the Beats, is America’s first professional, all-female drumline. Joining Trash Talk and Grooved Pavement, the non-stop energy and unique instrumentation of these groups have quickly changed the entertainment landscape in Colorado and beyond.

Dave is a clinician/artist for Yamaha Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, and Malletech eMotion Sticks and Mallets.