Mr. Ainsworth began his drum corps career in 1996, marching soprano with the Southwind Drum
and Bugle Corps from Montgomery, Alabama. He aged out of junior corps playing soprano with the Pioneer Drum and Bugle
Corps from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1998. He also began teaching music and visual to the Palmetto High School Band from
Palmetto, Florida in 1998, and continued there until 2001. During the summers of 2000 and 2001, he returned to the Pioneer
to teach as a Visual Technician. From 2002 until 2005, Mr. Ainsworth was the Visual Caption Head for the North Port
High School Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps from North Port, Florida. In addition to teaching the visual program, he also
worked extensively with the hornline. In 2005, he marched euphonium for the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps
from Syracuse, New York. In 2006, he worked during the winter and spring teaching visual for the Kiwanis Kavaliers Drum
and Bugle Corps from Kitchner/Waterloo, Ontario, Canada/Fort Myers, Florida. During the spring of 2006, Mr. Ainsworth
was also the music teacher at Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Port Charlotte, Florida and Assistant to the Band Director
at Heron Creek Middle School in North Port, Florida.
Mr. Ainsworth attended Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida and received the Associate
of Arts degree. While at MCC, he studied trumpet with Dave Edmunds and Todd Craven and was a member of the Symphonic
Band, Jazz Band and the Concert Chorus. He also attended the University of South Florida in Tampa and received the Bachelor
of Science in Music Education. While at USF, he studied trumpet with Dr. Jay Coble and was a member of the Wind Ensemble,
Symphonic Band and the University Orchestra. Mr. Ainsworth is currently a member of the Florida Music Educator's Association
(FMEA), Music Educator's National Conference (MENC), the International Trumpet Guild (ITG), the Florida Bandmaster's Association
(FBA) and Bugles Across America.
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