Kathy Marvin

Kathy Marvin's Biography

Kathy Marvin has been a percussion instructor and clinician since 1990. Receiving the Fiske Scholarship, she studied with Terry Smith and Doug Walter at the University of Colorado Boulder and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from the University of Colorado Denver.

Kathy is a percussion instructor at numerous high schools in Colorado. She has been the Front Ensemble Caption Head for Northglenn High School (Percussion Theatre) since 1993, earning numerous state titles with the marching band; a number of Rocky Mountain Percussion Association Scholastic World Gold Medals since 1995; WGI Scholastic World Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals; and WGI World Championship Fans' Favorite awards in 2010 and 2015. She is Percussion Director at Lakewood and Wheat Ridge High Schools.

In 2010, Kathy was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association Hall of Fame.

Along with her high school teaching, Kathy has an active private lesson percussion studio. In the summer, she enjoys being a clinician for Yamaha Sounds of Summer camps. Her first camp was in 1989 with Fred Sanford.

Kathy enjoys working with her husband Dave on coordinating the Denver Broncos Stampede, the first official NFL drumline. Since 2003, this outstanding group has performed at all Denver Broncos home games as well as at private and corporate functions.

Along with the Stampede, Kathy and Dave produce a number of high profile percussion groups for their company, Party Crashers, LLC. The group Beauty and the Beats is America's first professional, all-female drumline. Joining Trash Talk and Grooved Pavement, the nonstop energy and unique instrumentation of these groups has quickly changed the entertainment landscape in Colorado and beyond.

Kathy is a clinician/marching artist for Yamaha Musical Instruments and Malletech eMotion Sticks and Mallets.

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