Ron Hardin has designed hundreds of shows for bands, drum lines, winter guards and drum corps. He is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the world, having done many clinics throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Since 1999, Ron has served as a visual judge for Winter Guard International, annually adjudicating for many circuits, regionals and world championships. Ron has produced several instructional videos, and has appeared in WGI’s “Meet the Judge” series. His designs have appeared in several BOA regional finals, won numerous state championships, circuit contests and have won three WGI Percussion Gold Medals.
As an instructor, Ron has been a part of teams earning six DCI World Championships and eight High Visual Awards, including the 2012 & 2013 John Brazale Best Visual Award. Ron’s experience in the drum corps activity spans over twenty years, as a performer, instructor, and caption head, including his current position as Visual Caption Head of the World Champion Carolina Crown, where he has served since 2011. Ron Hardin is currently the director of Bands at Papillion-La Vista South H.S., and was previously the director of Bands at Bellevue East H.S., and at Clayton Valley H.S. in Concord, CA. He was the recipient of the Jack R. Snyder Young Band Director Award and served two terms as the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Marching Band Chair. When he is not teaching or conducting, Ron finds time to play bass trombone with several ensembles.