Program and Performance Consultant
GORDON HENDERSON is the Associate Director of Bands at UCLA. He directs the 250-member Bruin Marching Band, and under his direction, the Band has appeared at five Rose Bowls, two Cotton Bowls, two Sun Bowls, the Las Vegas Bowl, the Aloha Bowl, the Freedom Bowl, the Silicon Valley Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl. In 1993, the Band received the prestigious Sudler Trophy, presented each year by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to recognize excellence and innovation. Professor Henderson also teaches music technology courses for Music Education students and D.M.A. Performance students.
Professor Henderson has served as Head Brass Instructor or Brass Arranger for three Drum Corps International Champions: the Santa Clara Vanguard in 1989 and 1999, and the 1992 Cavaliers from Rosemont, Illinois. In 2003 and 2004, he was a member of the brass staff for the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and since 1990, he has been the Arranger for the Tenrikyo Aimachi Marching Band in Nagoya, Japan, the six-time All-Japan National Champions
Professor Henderson was an Assistant Director and Drill Designer for the 736-member Olympic All-American College Marching Band that performed at the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. He has composed and arranged music for motion pictures including In the Line of Fire, Little Nikita, Fatal Instinct, Legends of the Fall, and Road Trip.