United States of America
If you have ever met Steve Ulicny, chances are, he had a tape recorder in front of his face and he was adjudicating a lOCal contest or a Winter Guard or DCI show. If he wasn’t judging, you might find him surrounded by dozens (if not hundreds) of waist-high middle school students, all trying to hold his attention and find something to say that might impress him. One of the most popular teachers in the Texas area and Japan, Steve is in his 17th year of teaching Instrumental Music, Percussion and promoting education and the Marching Arts around the world. Mr. Ulicny is a1996 graduate of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio where he studied with Michael Burritt for percussion and Dr. Wayne Gorder for Instrumental Conducting. Steve has been involved with bands since the age of 13, when he joined the Warren Junior Military Band. In 1988 Steve began his Drum Corps career with the Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio where he stayed until 1990. 1991 proved to be a very good year; he joined the Star of Indiana Drum & Bugle Corps from Bloomington, Indiana where he stayed and aged out in 1993.
Once Steve aged out of drum Corps, he then turned his attention to the Music Educational aspect of the activity and accepted a staff positions with the Glassmen, Troopers and the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps before moving to Texas. He is currently an International Educational and Marketing Consultant for Pro-Mark/ D`Addario Corporation and Consultant for several Marching Arts Companies in Japan. Prior to that Steve has held the Position of Band Director and Percussion Specialist at Sugarland Middle School, Mayde Creek Junior High and Beverly Hills Intermediate as well as serving as consultant for many Houston area bands, Such as Stephen F. Austin, Clements High School, ClearBrook HS. Steve has a very extensive background in marching percussion; he is an active Adjudicator for Winter Guard International and a Music Ensemble and Percussion Judge for Drum Corps International, BOA (Bands of America) as well as adjudicating several lOCal circuits for marching band in the United State, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong.
Steve is also an active judge and teacher for Concert/Wind Band throughout the Unites States and Japan and serves as Program Coordinator for the World renowned Yokohama Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps form Yokohama, Japan. Steve is currently the Asia Regional Manager for D’Addario& Company and sponsored by, Sabian Cymbals, Planet waves, Puresound, ProMark and Evans Drumheads.