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
completed over one thousand design projects worldwide and is considered
of the most respected firms in the retail design field having won
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.