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Jack Ratica, Associate Director

Jack Ratica, Associate Director

Professional Education
Slippery Rock Univ., BA Education
Westminster College, MA Administration
Westminster College, Principal Certification

Pageantry Performance Experience
Drum and baton corps, 7 years
Scott HS, 4 years
Drum Corps, 4 years

Instructional Staff Experience
Norwin HS Band,1979-1990, 2006-2014, 8 years Caption head
11 BOA Grand National appearances, over 40 Regional appearances
Norwin HS Winter Guard, 1986-1989, WGI finalist
Kiski HS, 1977-82, 1990
Penn Trafford HS, 1991-1993, 2012-2014
Royal Crusaders D&BC, 1976, 1979-80,
Catholic Daughters of America D&BC, 1977-78,
Blue Coats Drum Corps, 1981-82
Vagabonds Drum Corps, 1993-95

Visual/Drill Design Experience
Norwin HS Band, Design team 8 years, principal designer 4 years
Norwin HS Winter Guard, Visual designer 4 years
Kiski HS, 3 years
Penn Trafford HS Band 17 years
Penn Trafford Winter Guard 6 years
Yough HS, Band 8 years
Girard HS, 8 Years, LMBA Class Champion 8 years
Cochranton HS, 3 years
South Park HS, 3 years
Franklin Regional HS, 2 years
Blue Coats, South Park HS, Vagabonds, Catholic Daughter of America, Greensburg Central Catholic, North Catholic HS, Karns City, Erie McDowell, Wintersville, OH, Fairview HS, Mecklenburg, VA, Warwick HS, VA

Judging Experience
Charter Member of the PFCJ-1976-Present, Exec Dir. 6 years, Assoc. Director 10 years
Bands of America, 26 years, over 75 regional championships and 8 Grand National Panels .
Drum Corps International, 95-00, 3 DCI championship panels, 1 finals panel
Kentucky State Championship, 4 years
North Carolina State Championship
Illinois State Championship
Indiana State Regional 10 years, Championships, 3 years
Other out of state band shows include Utah, North Carolina, New York, Minnesota, Maryland