Preston Howard has been designing and instructing for Drum corps, Marching Band and Winter Guard for more than 20 years, as well as Winter Percussion Ensembles for the last 8 years.
Throughout his more than thirty years of involvement in the pageantry world, he has enjoyed designing and working with such programs as the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, Concord Ca, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corp, Tempe Az, Millennium Drum and Bugle Corps, Verdello Italy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Or, Skyview HS, Vancouver, Wa, Clovis HS, Buchanan HS from Clovis, Ca, San Marcos HS, Santa Barbara Ca, Desert Vista HS Phoenix, Az, Corona Del Sol HS Tempe, Az.
Preston started his Drum Corps career in 1978 with the Seattle Imperials. He then went on to perform with the Concord Blue Devils in 1983-1986, where he was a soloist in 1984 and 1985, earning two most outstanding performer awards in 1984 and 1986. He was then asked to come back and join the visual staff in 1987 and 1988. Preston enjoys writing full field shows, winter guard, and winter percussion shows for a living. As well as being an accomplished trumpet player, he has experience in dance and theater that he tries to incorporate into his designs to enhance the visual effectiveness through any given show concept.
He currently resides in Lebanon, Oregon with his beautiful wife Shawna, 8-year-old son Preston III and their 3-year-old daughter Georgia.