RMPA Hall of Fame, Beauty and the Beats
Kathy Marvin has been a percussion instructor and clinician for the past 25 years. Receiving the Fiske Scholarship, she studied with Terry Smith and Doug Walter at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Currently she is a percussion instructor at numerous high schools in Colorado. She has been the front ensemble caption head for Northglenn High School (Percussion Theatre) for the past 25 years, earning 19 State titles with the marching band, 14 Rocky Mountain Percussion Association Scholastic World Gold medals since 1995, WGI Scholastic World Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals, as well as WGI World Championships Fan Favorite Award in 2010 and 2015.
In 2010, Kathy was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association Hall of Fame.
Along with her high school teaching, she has an active private lesson percussion studio, and in the summer, enjoys being a clinician for Yamaha Sounds of Summer camps. Her first one was in 1989 with Fred Sanford.
Kathy enjoys working with her husband, Dave, on coordinating the Denver Broncos Stampede, the first official NFL Drumline. Since 2003, this outstanding group performs at all Denver Broncos home games as well as private and corporate functions.
Along with the Stampede, they also produce a number of high profile percussion groups for their company, Party Crashers, LLC. The newest, Beauty and the Beats, is America’s first professional, all female drumline. Joining Trash Talk and Grooved Pavement, the non-stop energy and unique instrumentation of these groups have quickly changed the entertainment landscape in Colorado and beyond.
Kathy is a clinician/marching artist for Yamaha Percussion and Malletech eMotion Sticks and Mallets.