IAN DOWNES


Andy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Music Education. He holds lifetime certification from the State of Texas for teaching instrumental music at all levels. 
Andy has been living in Indonesia since 1989. He was first employed as an instructor for Marching Band Sampoerna, serving as Low Brass Coordinator and Drill Designer for their extensive national touring program and for both its performances in the 1990 and 1991 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. In 1993, Andy moved to Bontang, Kalimantan Timur and, together with Dynasty Percussion Clinician Rene’ Conway, took over the training of Marching Band Pupuk Kaltim. In 1994, they became the first band from outside Jakarta to win the National Championship. They have held this top honor every year since that time. Andy was the 1998-1999 winner of the Sudler Shield Award. Andy is the author of “BrassMaster,” a brass instrument technique development manual and the author of “Indoor Drill Design for the Contemporary Marching Band.” Andy is the Southeast Asian and Pacific Region advisor for The World Association of Marching Show Bands and has served as a judge for the WAMSB World Championships: 1999-Sydney, Australia, 2000-Calgary, Canada, 2001-Potsdam, Germany and 2002-Chiba, Japan. Andy is also very active as a performer and studio recording artist with credits for television, film and pop music recordings. He specializes in trombone and mellophone.