1971: After two years as Drum Major of the Christiana Senior High School Viking Band, George Parks attends the first ever ’Drum Major Workshop’ at West Chester University. 25 students attend this workshop, taught by West Chester DM Dennis Rhoades. Because of his advance mace skills, George Parks volunteers to assist Mr. Rhoades with instruction. He serves in this volunteer role for two years.
1973: George Parks transfers to West Chester University and becomes Drum Major of the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band. That summer for the first time he is officially hired to become an assistant staff member of the Drum Major Workshop.