Marie Czapinski

Marie Czapinski

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Educational Clinician
Conn-Selmer Division of Education


Marie is a Hall of Fame Member of Winter Guard International (“WGI”), a co-founder, prior Chief Judge and a WGI Adjudicator and Mentor from its inception through 2015. She also holds Hall of Fame Membership in the Midwest Color Guard Circuit.

She is a Hall of Fame member of Music For All/Bands of America (“BOA”) and was instrumental in the planning stages at the inception of BOA. She is a current BOA Adjudicator and Clinician.

She is a Hall of Fame member of Drum Corps International (“DCI”), the Visual Caption Coordinator for 6 years and a DCI Adjudicator and Mentor from 1991 through 2015.

Marie is the expert in the field of color guard and overall show production concepts. She has been a participant, an instructor, a designer, an adjudicator and her list of accomplishments in working with the nation’s finest marching bands and drum corps is incomparable. She is currently the a Consultant for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Rockford, IL and Jubal Drum and Bugle Corps, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Marie has had a long and successful career teaching students and band directors both in hands-on workshops and clinic settings as well as training judges in the United States, Japan, Canada, England and the Netherlands. On one end of the spectrum, she has taught championship drum corps, winter guards and marching bands winning top honors. On the other end, she has worked with ensembles whose goals may have been to perform for the home town crowd or place at a Festival. She coordinated halftime performances for the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl and was the first clinician to introduce color guard to 2,000 teachers at Texas Bandmasters Convention at a time drill teams were the only form of pageantry in Texas. She has achieved great success in all areas of education.

Well known for her outstanding clinic presentations, integrity and creativity, Marie never allows her former successes to overshadow her desire to bring exciting innovations to the magical world of pageantry. It is this creative freshness that has become her undisputed trademark. Whether adjudicating, teaching or giving a lecture, she delivers a clear, understandable, heartfelt and knowledgeable message to the recipients.

Hall of Fame, Drum Corps International DCI

Hall of Fame, Music for All/Bands of America

Hall of Fame, Winter Guard International WGI

Hall of Fame, Midwest Color Guard Circuit

Co-Founder, Winter Guard International

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