As well as designing, Jacob is the Marching Band Director at Milford High School (Highland, MI). He was an instructor and then Director of Huron Valley Alliance (MI) and Huron Valley Open Winter Guards (MI) and now designs for Odin Winter Guard (MI). Those groups have earned several medals in the state of Michigan and have been WGI Regionals Finalists and WGI Semi Finalists. Odin was a Regional Champion in 2018.
Jacob has been teaching competitive marching band since 2002 for several groups in Michigan including; L’anse Creuse HS North, Livonia Franklin HS, Milford HS, Novi HS, Southgate Anderson HS, and West Bloomfield HS. Jacob has served in Visual and Brass Caption Head positions for several schools as well as in other instructional and design capacities. He was also on the Visual Staff for the World Class Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps in 2015 (75th anniversary season).
Jacob Turnbow attended Wayne State University where he studied Instrumental Music Education (K-12). In addition to the marching arts, Jacob is an Instrumental Specialist (trumpet) for Maltby Intermediate School (Brighton, MI) and Farms Intermediate School (Hartland, MI). He resides in Brighton, MI with his wife, and 3 kids.
Mitch is a drill designer, marching instructor, consultant, judge and clinician working throughout the U.S, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. His well-staged, innovative designs have won championships in many states and five countries. He has designed shows for many BOA Regional, Grand National, and State Contest Finalists and Champions as well as the Cavaliers, Bluecoats, and Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, and the world famous Aimachi Marching Band of Nagoya, Japan.
CUSTOM DESIGNS SUPERVISED BY MITCH
AND WRITTEN BY A SKILLED ASSOCIATE
These shows are written in a collaboration between Mitch and a talented associate designer. This arrangement offers you one of Mitch’s talented associate designers guided by Mitch’s experience and skill at a significantly LOWER PRICE as compared to a drill solely designed by Mitch.
Both Mitch and the associate will work with you from conception through drill design. Mitch will supervise the drill designer discussing design options, reviewing every page of drill, suggesting drill and show ideas and when necessary writing some of the drill himself to GUARANTEE on-time delivery.
Lower Design Fees
Prices vary depending on band size, creative and competitive challenges and other factors. Shows supervised by Mitch are priced significantly lower than shows solely written by Mitch.
If you would like to contact Mitch Directly, he is available via email, phone, and when possible, face-to-face for meetings and inquires.