THE BATTALION EDUCATION STAFF
ANDREW WOOD - VISUAL INSTRUCTOR
Andrew Wood has been involved with the marching arts for over a decade. Mr. Wood has performed with Livermore High School Marching Band, the Weber State University Marching Band (as Drum Major), and the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps where he served two seasons as Lead Trumpet and three seasons as Head Drum Major for the Blue Devils “B” Drum and Bugle Corps. As drum major, he helped lead BDB from a sixth place finals position to achieving their first ever Drum Corps International World Champion title in an undefeated season in 2009.
Mr. Wood’s teaching career began as a Visual Caption Consultant for Livermore High School in 2004. Since that time, he has also served as visual Consultant for several high schools in California and in Utah. In 2007, Mr. Wood took a position with the Blue Devils “C” Drum and Bugle Corps as Visual Concept and Marching Instructor as well as a Brass Hornline Instructor. He has also served as Marching and Visual Concept Instructor for the Blue Devils “B” Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010, helping them win their second DCI World Champion title, the DCI Open Class Visual Performance and General Effect Titles as well as the DCI Fan Network Choice Award. In 2011, Mr. Wood took the position of Visual Caption Head with Weber State Indoor Percussion and helped them win back to back Outstanding Visual Caption awards at the Intermountain Percussion Association Championships. Mr. Wood can also be credited with training the 2010 Drum Corps International Drum Majors of the Year for both Open and World Class.
After securing two Drum Corps International World Champion titles (BDB 2009 and 2010), Andrew moved to Utah to further study music education at Weber State University. Once there, Mr. Wood used Utah as a base to extend his music repertoire. Having performed with several different Utah groups, including the Weber State orchestras, wind ensemble, and jazz band, Chamber Orchestra Ogden, and others, in 2016, Andrew became an arranger and performing member of the High West Music ensemble.
After a few years away from teaching in the Drum Corps world, Andrew is excited to work with The Battalion. Happy to contribute his experience and knowledge, he is looking forward to a terrific year.
Andrew Wood is an active musician, educator, clinician, adjudicator, and drill writer in the Northern Utah area. He currently resides in Ogden, Utah.