"This one time at band camp..."
I was contacted by one of the band moms I knew back from when I was in the Hilliard Bradley Marching Band. She told me that they needed a cool design for the 41st Hilliard Band Invitational.
Being a marching band alumni and a graphic designer she thought I would be the perfect man for the job. I'm so glad that she thought so because I had a blast working on this project and seeing it through production.
Making my middle school band director proud and snapping a pic of the hard working volunteers. Without their work and planning events like the Hilliard Invitational would simply not be possible.
Well... why stop at Just one?
Because I made so many instruments for the overall design of the invitational, I thought it would be a cool and marketable idea to use the same graphics to make a whole ensemble of band designs.
It really started with these guys
Before I was asked to do the invitational design, I made shirts for the current members of the Hilliard Bradley low brass section. This year marks the 3rd year in a row in which I've had the privilege to make some work that really brings a sense of joy.
Being in marching band creates camaraderie and instils a sense of discipline and teamwork that is unique to each section. Having an original design that reflects this always gets the kids excited. Plus there's a certain satisfaction one gets when you have the coolest shirts in the band.
This year is makes no exception.