A native of Corning, NY, Kira Parks is excited to join The Cavaliers Tour Administrative Team for the 2018 season.
Kira graduated from Corning Painted-Post East High School in 2012. While in high school, she was an avid member of the competitive marching band, holding the position of drum major for 3 years. She went on to pursue her Bachelor’s in Music Education at SUNY Fredonia, as a member of the bassoon studio. While at Fredonia, she was active in many ensembles and was the Vice President of the Pep Band for 2 years. Kira will begin pursuing her Master’s in Arts Administration through the University of Kentucky in the fall.
Kira began her drum corps career in 2013 as a member of the White Sabers in Dansville, NY, who compete in Drum Corps Associates (DCA). As “mom” of the baritone section, she has won 2 Class A Championships in 2013 and 2014 and has been an Open Class finalist every year since 2015. Kira was also a member of RhythmX Winds in 2017, as a baritone player, winning the WGI WIW Championship.
Kira currently works as a music and visual tech with the Corning Painted-Post Competition Band, who won the New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) Large School 3 Championship in 2017.