Jacob Kalemba brings extensive DCI and WGI experience to his new role joining Music City’s 2018 design team as color guard designer and choreographer.
“I want to help create a unique identity for Music City for its debut in DCI World Class from a visual and color guard perspective,” Kalemba said. “The creative and design staff has been working hard pre-season to make sure we are producing a quality product for the corps.”
Kalemba has broad experience as a performer, having marched 2008 with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps and 2009 and 2010 with Carolina Crown. He marched WGI Fan Favorite Zydeco Color Guard in 2009, 2011 and 2012, CrownGUARD 2010, and WGI Fan Favorite and Independent World Gold Medalist Pride of Cincinnati in 2013.
As an instructor, Kalemba has worked with a number of high school groups including the award-winning Greenfield Central Color Guard and Lincoln Way Community Color Guard and Winter Guard. In DCI he has been on staff with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps and Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps.
In addition to his role with Music City, Kalemba currently works with the Fishers High School (Ind.) Color Guard and the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps while completing his studies as a full-time graduate student in speech language pathology at Ball State University.
“Drum corps is such a unique experience for both students and educators,” he said. “It pushes you to your limits and helps you grow no matter how long you have been involved.”