Mission Statement

Cincinnati Tradition's mission is to provide musical excellence and a deep connection among our members through education and passion for the competitive marching arts.

About Tradition.

Cincinnati Tradition is an All Age Drum and Bugle Corps based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The corps has a rich heritage in the activity, and is a highly competitive performance ensemble.

Our History

The Cincinnati Tradition Drum & Bugle Corps was founded by Tom Slade and Dan Hartwig in 1984. The corps acquired percussion and brass instruments from Silver Spectrum and Pride of Cincinnati Drum and Bugle Corps. Prior to 2009, the corps performed primarily as a parade corps and in exhibition at Drum Corps International events within the Ohio Tri-State area. Tradition’s first DCI appearance was at the Queen City Classic in 1986.

2009 brought the Tradition to the Drum Corps Associates Championships for the first time. The Tradition would enter the Mini Corps competition that year. In 2010, the corps became an active competitive member of Drum Corps Associates The corps was a Class A finalist in 2014-2015, and Class A champions in 2016 and 2017. The Tradition advanced to Open Class in 2018 and has been a finalist ever since. The corps is currently active in Drum Corps Associates and Drum Corps International. Tradition is one of the 12 charter members of DCI All Age Class

Admin Team

We’re excited to announce our exceptional team of designers and educators that will lead the 2024 edition of Tradition. The instructional leadership that we have in place for every caption is of the highest quality. We have a wonderful blend of new faces and returning veteran educators, all of whom have established themselves as leaders in their respective fields.
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Andrea Meyer

Executive Director
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Dan Middlesworth

Assistant Director
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Jessica Carr

Administrative Assistant
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Brian Ginn

Instrumental Logistics
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Brian J. Meyer

Travel Logistics and Media Support
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Jacque Whitman

Social Media Coordinator

Design Team

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Kendra Wendeln

Program Coordinator and Visual Design Coordinator
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Michael Miller

Brass Arranger
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CJ Barrow

Sound Design/Front Ensemble Arranger
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Alex Beltran

Battery Arranger

Visual Team

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Kyle Buflod

Lead Visual Technician, Brass Technician
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Bryce Hopwood

Visual Technician
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Liam Kornoely

Visual Technician

Brass Team

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Scott Carr

Brass Caption Supervisor
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Jake Kaplan

Brass Technician
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Tony Vergiels

Brass Technician
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Zachary Tibbs

Brass Technician
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Briana Engelbert Vogt

Brass Consultant
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Ben Taylor

Brass Technician
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Bill Laughlin

Brass Consultant
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Matthew Parker

Brass Consultant

Color Guard Team

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Michael Carpenter

Color Guard Supervisor
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Deion Curtis

Color Guard Technician
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Cody Matson

Color Guard Technician/Choreographer
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Anna Taylor

Flag/Movement Technician

Percussion Team

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Aaron Farris

Percussion Caption Supervisor
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Isaiah Wood

Battery Technician
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Colton King

Battery Technician
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Drew Clardy

Battery Technician
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Dee White

Battery Technician
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Connor

Battery Technician
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Tyler Gash

Percussion Technician
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James Beckner

Front Ensemble Technician
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Jared Quillosa

Percussion Technician
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Jackson Arnold

Percussion Technician

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