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Paul M. Doop



Paul Doop is a very much sought-after educator and clinician in the international drum corps and marching band circuit. As front ensemble member of the Reading Buccaneers (USA), Jubal (NL) and multiple time world champion drum & bugle corps The Concord Blue Devils (USA) he gained the ultimate experience on the competition field in Europe and the United States. He continued his drum corps career as arranger and instructor for numerous international corps including The Colts(USA), Reading Buccaneers(USA), The Canton Blue Coats(USA), Poynton Commodores (UK), Blue Wave (NL), Southern Knights (UK), Starriders (GER), Jubal (NL) and Beatrix (NL). With the front ensembles under his direction Paul won numerous awards such as 17 Best Percussion trophies, 9 National Championships Indoor Percussion and 8 National Championships Percussion Ensemble. He was also a percussion member of the Royal Cavalry Military Band of The Netherlands.

Paul serves as consultant for many Bands, Drum Corps and Percussion units in The Netherlands and abroad in both corps style showbands as well as more traditional and military style bands. As program coördinator and consultant he worked with many award winning bands including Adest Musica (WMC 2005-2013), DVS (WMC 2009-2013), Rijnmondband (WMC 2009-2017) and Beatrix (1996-2010). In The Netherlands he is a member of the National Technical Advisory Board for Showbands and Drum & Bugle Corps. Paul travels all over the world as adjudictor for many fine organisations including Drum Corps Holland, KNMO(NL), VLAMO (B), IMSB (IT), WAMSB and several international competitions including Malaysia, Thailand, Canada, USA, Taiwan, Colombia, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, The United Kingdom, Denmark and Belgium. Paul is co-founder(1995) of the very succesful international Designers & Music consultants collective Corps Style Concepts.

Paul is President & Chairman of Color Guard Netherlands (CGN-Federation of the Indoor Performing Arts-Color Guard, Indoor Percussion and Indoor Winds) and is heading the Technical Committee Indoor Percussion/Indoor Winds. He was member of the Music Advisory Committee of the World Music Contest (WMC 2005 - 2013) which is held every four years in Kerkrade The Netherlands and member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Dutch Music Federation (KNMO). He is a Marching Percussion Specialist with the Vic Firth Education Program and Evans/D’addario. In his professional life he is Managing Director for a Consultancy firm specialized in Organizational Development and Business Process Redesign.