BEN HIPP

Mr. Hipp has served as an adjudicator, clinician, designer, and consultant for numerous finalist programs across the Southeast including the Chapin, Batesburg-Leesville, Pickens, Blythewood, Summerville, White Knoll, Swansea, Ninety-Six, Lexington, Irmo, Hanahan and Boiling Springs High School Bands, the 2006 World Champion Etude Winter Guard, the Epiphany Indoor Youth Ensemble, Charles Towne Independent Winter Guard and the Kiwanis Kavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.  

Born in Lexington, SC; Mr. Hipp graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in music and minor in education and art studio.  He has performed with the USC Marching Band Flag Line and with Millennia Carolina Independent A Winter Guard where he was the captain in 1999 and 2000.   

Under Mr. Hipp's direction, the Summerville Color Guard has recently won various field and indoor awards and have been named the 2016 Cadet and Scholastic Open State Champions, 2010 Winter Guard International World Championships Scholastic A Class Finalist, 2016 Winter Guard International World Championships Scholastic Open Class Finalist and the 2004, 2014 State 5A State Marching Band Champions.   Mr. Hipp is currently in his eleventh year as Color Guard Director at Summerville High School and his fifteenth year as a color guard staff member.  Mr. Hipp was formerly the Early College Program Coordinator at Summerville High School coordinating with Trident Technical College on dual enrollment classes.  In addition, Mr. Hipp is the Carolina Territory Manager for North and South Carolina for Algy Costumes and flag designer for Algy and he recently began working as the Southeast Territory Manager for Marching Bandworks.

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