Exciting News from the RCHS Band Department

Parker+Wicker

Harrison Wicker

Parker Wicker

T.R. Campbell, Cooperative Author

T.R. Campbell, RCHS Band Director, has released a press release regarding a student in the RCHS Band.  This story is below.

“I wanted to let everyone know about something very exciting that happened recently. This past weekend our very own Parker Wicker was offered a contract with the DCI (Drum Corps International) group Legends – Drum and Bugle Corps. If he and his family accept, this contract will find Parker playing Baritone (or Euphonium) for the Legends in July and the early part of August. He will tour with them and hopefully make finals which are held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis the week of August 8 – 13.

This is something Parker has worked very hard toward, especially these past two years. Parker has practiced music, marching techniques and even dance techniques to prepare himself. Recently he has put together audition material, both video and in person, for multiple drum corps. This is a very ambitious goal for anyone let alone a sophomore in high school.

For those that are not familiar with DCI you could consider it to be the professional leagues of marching band (marching sports). The Legends Drum Corps is in a class called “Open Class” which could be equivalent to triple A in baseball. Parker still has a dream to march for a “World Class” Drum Corps before he ages out at 22. This is a great first step for him in making that lofty goal.

I wanted to share this exciting news with our RCHS family so you could celebrate his accomplishments with a little more understanding. Please help me in congratulating Parker Wicker in the coming days and weeks.” T.R. Campbell – RCHS Band

Campbell also added 2 supporting links to go with this story.  Links are https://www.dci.org/ and https://legendspaa.org/.
Congratulations Parker!