Tony Smith Joins BD Creative Team


The Blue Devils are excited to announce that Mr. Tony Smith will be joining the Blue Devils creative team. Jay Murphy and Scott Chandler will be utilizing Tony's incredible eye for design and vast years of experience to help put together this years visual package.

When Tony was asked about going back to Concord, his response “Its like going to, Drum Corps Heaven....... Twice! .....Some people never get there once. I've know Jay Murphy for thirty years and have always been one his biggest fans, I'm looking forward to once again working with Jay, along with the amazingly talented and successful BD staff and management team”

More to exciting news to come ...

Tony Smith first started teaching and writing percussion when he was sixteen and would go on to teach, write and judge Drum Corps percussion nationally. In 1976 he would established his own design company A.S.I. specializing in Retail Store Design The same year he went from Percussion Judge and Arranger, to Drum Corps Visual Designer. Through the years his company has completed over one thousand design projects worldwide and is considered one of the most respected firms in the retail design field having won numerous Design Awards.

Tony has taught and designed for many Drum Corps including the Boston Crusaders, Crossmen and the undefeated 1982 Blue Devils as a Visual Designer. Recently he has been involved with DCI, DCA, Local and Regional H.S. Bands as a Visual Judge, developing and presenting design clinics on How to Recognize and Reward Design in Drum Corps.

Mr. Smith has also taught Retail Store Planning, Design and Visual Merchandising at The Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has been a professional member of The Institute of Store Planners, developing and judging national and regional college level Store Design contests for the Institute of Store Planners.
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