Dave Glyde’s international influence on marching music and percussion arranging is of sizable proportions. His cutting edge designs and arrangements for the 17 time World Champion Concord Blue Devils, www.bluedevils.org (1992-present) have inspired thousands of performers, fans and aspiring arrangers around the world. In addition Dave has been their Music Director and in-house Composer/Arranger (2003-Present).
Since 1994 he has earned a total of Seven DCI High Percussion Titles and Eleven DCI World Championships. His original custom musical designs lead the Blue Devils to their 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2015 DCI World Championships.
Dave was hired by the International Olympic Committee to coordinate and design Opening Ceremonies music for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Bejing, China and for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Dave’s arrangements and technical expertise have helped lead Japan’s Soka Renaissance Vanguard to an unprecedented Ten National Championships through 2013.
Dave also worked with and wrote for the Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps from Syracuse, NY www.brigadiers.org who have since been awarded an incomparable Five DCA World Championships (1997,1999,2000,2001 and 2002) and Three High Drum Titles (2000, 2001, 2002).
Other renowned organizations that Dave has worked with and have performed arrangements by him include: The internationally acclaimed Riverside Community College Marching Tigers (1996-2000), the WGI World Class Champion (1993) Clovis West High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble, the DCI Class A Champion (2002) The Magic Of Orlando.
The latest project Dave has been heavily involved in producing and writing for include the “Odyssey” Music Motion Theater show that toured Japan in Fall 2008. Check out the latest Odyssey news at www.show-designs.com — Or just go there to contact Dave.
Dave was a snare drummer for the Concord Blue Devils (1984), the Santa Clara Vanguard (1982 and 1983) and the Troopers (1981). He began his arranging career for marching percussion his senior year (as a student) at Hoover High School in Fresno, CA in 1980. He currently holds degrees in both Psychology and Mathematics from CSU Fresno.
Dave is available for Writing, Program Coordination and Visitation to bands in United States as well as International locations. His material is published through Arranger’s Publishing Company, Sony Music Corporation and he is a member of ASCAP.