Larry McCormick, President of Sharper Video Productions, has over 40 years history and experience of serving the world of bands, and music education. His start was as music director in public schools. He soon became a respected authority and author of several books on percussion. He shifted from his career as a teacher to form his former company, McCormick’s Enterprises where he served as an innovator of new products, services, and instructional films and videos for the band world.
In 1975 he created and founded Bands of America organization as an educational division of his company and served on the board of directors for many years. Larry instructed numerous champion drum corps, including the World Champion Cavaliers, and was an innovator being one of the first to develop the use of video for music instruction in his “How To” instructional videos for bands.
In 1984 Mr. McCormick decided to focus his time and talents on educational videos forthe band world. He divided his three companies, McCormick’s, Sharper Video Productions, and the Bands of America selling all of his interests in McCormick’s Enterprises to his key employee. He turned over the operation of the Bands of America to his sons so that he could put all his energies into the creative aspects of his Master Teacher Videos for music education.
In 2000 Mr. McCormick was named to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. He is most proud of his family and he gives thanks to his Lord Jesus for His many blessings, giving him a dedicated and loving wife named Joy, and four wonderful grandchildren.