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Kolby Palmore

University of Arkansas, The Colt Cadets
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Kolby Palmore is currently a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas working on a Masters in Music. His responsibilities include assisting with and writing music for the Razorback Marching band, teaching percussion undergraduate private lessons, and teaching an undergraduate course on middle percussion education. Previously, he was the assistant band director in Berryville Public Schools in Berryville, Arkansas. His curricular responsibilities included teaching 6th through 12th grade percussion, 7th and 8th grade bands and assisting with all other concert and marching activities. Kolby has been involved in teaching many schools in the northwest Arkansas area such as Bentonville, Siloam Springs, and Springdale. He was also an instructor of the 2012 - 2014 Joplin Indoor Percussion Ensemble in Joplin, Missouri. He has six summers of drum corps teaching experience (2012-2017) at the Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, five of which he was Batter Coordinator. Kolby’s drum corps performing experiences includes marching snare drum for the 2009 Memphis Sound Drum & Bugle Corps and the 2011 Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. He has performed in the 2012 second place PASIC small ensemble, and was a charter member of River Valley Independent. He marched snare in the Razorback Marching band for five years, where he was awarded “Outstanding Member” in 2013. He was an active member in the Arkansas Percussion Studio and concert bands during his undergraduate years. Kolby graduated with a Bachelors of music education from the University of Arkansas in 2015, and he plans on graduating with his Masters of Music (Percussion Performance) in May of 2019.