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Michael Brady Tarr
Michael Brady Tarr




Michael Brady Tarr (Wyandotte, Michigan) has experience spanning over thirty years, including consulting, designing, teaching, and leading the visual programs for many of the top drum corps in the activity. These drum corps include Boston Crusaders, Cavaliers, Santa Clara Vanguard, Bluecoats, and Glassmen. Additionally, Tarr has been fortunate to work with many outstanding university, high school, and international programs including Texas A&M University – Commerce (Commerce, Texas), Lassiter High School (Marietta, GA), Plymouth-Canton High School (Canton, MI), Kennesaw Mountain High School (Kennesaw, GA), Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, TX), Avon High School (Avon, IN), Carlton J. Kell High School (Marietta, GA), The Aimachi Band and Color Guard (Nagoya, Japan), Horwang High School (Bangkok, Thailand), and St. Joseph School (Bangkok, Thailand), as well as many other national caliber programs. As an adjudicator/clinician, Tarr is in high demand judging throughout the world. He is an active adjudicator for Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Winter Guard International, Colorado Bandmasters Association, Indiana State School Music Association, and Michigan Competing Band Association. He also had the honor to adjudicate the All-Thailand Marching Championship and the All-Japan Marching Championship. Tarr earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interpersonal Communication (1997) and a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Arts (1999) from Eastern Michigan University. In addition, he served on the adjunct faculty at Eastern Michigan University, The University of Michigan-Dearborn, and previously served as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs for the Mercer University School of Medicine – Savannah, GA campus. When not teaching, Tarr is an avid reader who enjoys traveling, staying active, and studying the works of Benjamin Hoff and W. Timothy Gallwey.