New System Blue Director of Education and Educational Advisor

David Gibbs, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, and Frank Troyka

It is with great excitement that we announce Frank Troyka will be joining System Blue as Director of Education and Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser will be the new Senior Educational Advisor. Both gentlemen are active lecturers and clinicians as well as top educators in the world of pageantry.

Frank is a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington, is a former band director of several prestigious junior high and high school programs, and has a long prestigious history within the Drum Corps world. Currently Frank holds the position of Educational Consultant in the Division of Education at Conn-Selmer, Inc. and he is the coordinator of the "Generation Next" series of presentations for The Midwest Clinic. And now he has just been named the Director of Education for System Blue.

Dr. Tim taught at Northern Michigan University, The University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University where he developed highly acclaimed groups in both instrumental and vocal music. He spent three years with McCormick's Enterprises working as Executive Director of Bands of America, created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc. and has thirty-plus years conducting clinic presentations allowing some three million students to experience his popular sessions.

Tim presently serves as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. and he is a nationally recognized voice touting the importance of arts education for every child. Tim is also co-author of popular band method, Essential Elements, as well as the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc. He is the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants). And now he has been named Senior Educational Advisor of System Blue.

"Adding both of these powerhouses to our System Blue team is a dream come true," says David Gibbs - CEO of BD Performing Arts. "As we grow our brand and focus on education and the development of youth, I can think of no two other professionals more qualified to join our team than these two individuals."

System Blue is a system of excellence. It is with this in mind, that System Blue welcomes both Frank and Dr. Tim to the team.

About System Blue

System Blue is a division of BD Performing Arts. It is a multifaceted educational company that is based on a triad of Products, Live Events and Publishing.

System Blue: a mixture of products, educational live events and publishing that will help develop a System of Excellence for band directors, teachers, staff, designers, performers, and marching members.

To be successful, you must use the best products in the world and have the skills to take advantage of their quality. The Blue Devils, with their partners, have created an all-encompassing program based on the System of Excellence - System Blue.

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