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Rene Conway

Marching Band Bontang Pupuk Kaltim
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Rene’ holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Sam Houston State University, and served as the Graduate Assistant of the University of Houston Marching Band, and served as the Marching Percussion Instructor with the UH Cougar Marching Band.

Rene’s experience as a Marching Band and Percussion Instructor in the United States includes working with such groups as The Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (1984), The United States Olympic Festival Marching Band (1986), Conroe High School Percussion Section (1986 – 1991) and many other High School and University groups.

In 1991, Rene’ moved to Indonesia to work as the Percussion Instructor for Marching Band Sampoerna and in 1992 served as Consultant to Korps Putri Tarakanita in Jakarta, Marching Band Universitas Tridinanti in Palembang, South Sumatra, and Marching Band Pupuk Kaltim in Bontang, East Kalimantan.

In 1993, Rene’ moved to Bontang, East Kalimantan where he served as the Director of Marching Band Bontang Pupuk Kaltim.  In 1994, Marching Band Bontang Pupuk Kaltim became the first band from outside Jakarta to win the Grand Prix Marching Band National Championships.  They have held this top honor every they have competed since then for a total of 10 Undefeated National Titles.

In addition, Marching Band Bontang Pupuk Kaltim has been awarded the Sudler Shield Award 1998 and Band of the Year 2001 by the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) and has competed twice in the Kuala Lumpur World Marching Band Competition.

In addition to his work as a Marching Band and Percussion Instructor, Rene’ is also an accomplished Percussionist and Music Arranger for Marching Bands and Jazz Bands.

Rene’ is the Southeast Asian Representative and Clinician for Dynasty USA Percussion Instruments, Innovative Percussion, Evans Drumheads, and is an Advisor for the World Association of Marching Show Bands.   Rene' conducts numerous workshops and clinics throughout Indonesia and Malaysia.

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