LEON MAY is a sought-after designer in the marching arts, having designed drill and instructed marching bands, drum corps, winter guards, and winter percussion ensembles for over 20 years. His high school programs have included many of the top bands at Bands of America, such as Center Grove (IN), Ayala (CA), Lake Central (IN), LD Bell (TX), Lafayette (LA), Broken Arrow (OK) and the 2008 BOA Grand National Champion, Avon (IN).
After performing with the Garfield Cadets, he continued on staff with the organization for seven years — five as visual instructor and two as caption head. The corps won the DCI award for high visual during one of those years (1996).
Mr. May has designed the drill for Crossmen, Phantom Regiment, and The Spirit of Atlanta (formerly Spirit of JSU), and is currently the drill designer for the DCI 2013 World Champion, Carolina Crown from Ft. Mill, South Carolina. The 2014 season will be Leon’s 12th year as the corps’ drill designer.
Leon is a graduate of Indiana University and has Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Beth.