About

Chattanooga Independent

Before proceeding, it is important to note that the origins of the independent indoor activity in the Chattanooga area can be traced back to the Velocity Indoor Percussion Ensemble, originally founded by Jonathan Duke, and then later directed by Jason Harvey. Velocity was a consistent WGI Regional and World Championship finalist and was the recipient of two world championship medals (2002 WGI PIA silver medalist and 2004 WGI PIO bronze medalist). When Jonathan and Jason both decided to pursue successful professional careers outside the Chattanooga area, David Giddens founded Chattanooga Independent in November of 2005 to ensure that students had a quality opportunity to develop within the indoor marching percussion activity.

The organization was initially comprised of two competitive ensembles: an Independent Open Class group directed by David Giddens; and an Independent A Class group directed by Dallas Thomas. Great competitive success was experienced during that first season (2006) as both groups were WGI World Championship finalists in their respective classes. Since that time, the ensemble has maintained its commitment to promoting an environment that cultivates musical excellence, as well as positive personal development for high school and college students.

 

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PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

 

2016

OPEN CLASS

Director
David Blevins
Show title
“The Next Level”
Competitive Results

WGI Spartanburg Percussion Regional Finalist; SAPA Circuit Championship Gold Medalist; WGI World Championship Open Class Finalist

 

2015

OPEN CLASS

Director
Matt Broom
Show title
“Pop”
Competitive Results
WGI Spartanburg Percussion Regional Finalist; SAPA Circuit Championship Gold Medalist; WGI World Championship Open Class Finalist

 

2014

A CLASS

Director
Matt Broom
Show title
“Balanced”
Competitive Results
WGI Spartanburg Percussion Regional 1st Place; SAPA Circuit Championship Gold Medalist; WGI World Championship A Class Silver Medalist

 

2013

A CLASS

Director
Matt Broom
Show title
“Stay Tuned”
Competitive Results
WGI Mid-South Percussion Regional 1st Place; SAPA Circuit Championship Gold Medalist; WGI World Championship A Class Finalist (5th Place

 

2012

A CLASS

Director
Matt Broom
Show title
“Abracadabra”
Competitive Results
SAPA Circuit Championship Gold Medalist ; WGI World Championship A Class Silver Medalist

 

2011

A CLASS

Director
Zach Turner
Show title
“Framed”
Competitive Results
WGI Chattanooga Percussion Regional 2nd Place; SAPA Circuit Championship Silver Medalist; WGI World Championship A Class Silver Medalist

 

2009