Marching Band Visual Design

Marching Band Visual Design

The foundation in the quality of a CFP production is that we are there for you with a complete understanding of what role the drum and bugle corps activity has in pageantry. It should define, refine and set standards in musical and visual excitement and interest.

With over 30 years of experience to draw on as an educator, performer and adjudicator, CFP designs are contemporary and completely married to the audio elements.

Mr. Abate’ has designed and/or instructed/consulted numerous programs including the 1997,98 DCA World Champions ,The 1998 World Marching Showband World Champion, and the 1997,98 and 99 American Legion National Champions, Empire Statesmen of Rochester, NY since 1997 to 2007. Widely known as one of the most consistent competitors in DCA {Drum Corps Associates}, All Age Corps Activity, and the Statesmen were named Senior. Corps of the Decade of the 1990’s.

Ron had also had been designer of The Kingston Grenadiers (Ontario, Canada) (DCA Finalists in 2003 and the 2004 DCA Class A World Champions) and consulted for the Jersey Surf (3 time Spirit of Disney Award winners in Open Class) in years past.

In years past The Rochester Crusaders, DCA Finalists (1991-97,07) were staple to Ron’s work. he has also designed for the DCI Division 3 corps “Eagles of Central NY.”

Dr. Abate’ has been a member of the DCA Visual Task Force (2006-2008) and is currently the Education Director for the Cavalcade of Bands (2017). He has been both the Associate and Executive Director(s) of the Pennsylvania Federation of Contest Judges (2013-2016) as well as their Visual Education Chair (2012-13). Ron is an adjudicator for numerous pageantry arts associations:Including TRWEA, USBands, Musical Arts Conference, NYSFBC, NYSPC, LMBA, MCBA, SWFCG,DCI, MAIN,CAVALCADE, DCA, NESBA, MAPS, IPA and Carolina Winter Ensemble Association.

If you are interested in having a CFP design or consultation for your corps please drop us a line or fill out our inquiry form.