The mission of Independence Performing Arts is to provide an inclusive, positive environment to develop life skills, self esteem, and structure through involvement in performing arts programs. Participation facilitates the development of teamwork, respect, sportsmanship, musical and performance abilities.
Linnie D. Rose, President
Mr. Rose is a veteran of the U.S. Navy who has spent the majority of his adult life working with young people helping them to realize and grow to their fullest potential. For 20 years Linnie worked as a Special Needs paraprofessional both in the classroom and as part of a crisis intervention team; and another 18 years as either a drum corps instructor, volunteer or administrator.
Linnie began his drum corps life at the ripe old age of 12 as a contra bass player for the Phantom Regiment Cadets. Linnie’s marching career as a Contra Bass player spans nearly a decade as a marching member of the Phantom Regiment Cadets, the Phantom Regiment and the Cavaliers; where he aged out in 1985. After aging out Mr. Rose has worn the hat of Visual Instructor, Visual Designer, Asst. Director, Tour Director, Corps Director, Volunteer, Fund Raiser Chairperson, Booster Club President and Board Member. Mr. Rose has worked in some capacity with the Phantom Regiment Cadets, the Phantom Regiment, the 3rd Glasgow Boys Brigade, and Tarheel Sun, the Americanos and Forte drum and Bugle Corps. Linnie has also consulted and instructed with several drum corps, marching bands and Indoor ensembles. In 1991 Mr. Rose was awarded the Phantom Regiment’s Chevron Award for his dedication and tireless efforts as President of the Phantom Regiment’s Booster Club.
Mr. Rose is a student of life. He firmly believes that you are never too old to learn something new and views the drum corps activity as the ultimate learning experience. Linnie has completed extensive course work and studies in Business with an emphasis on Non Profit Corporate Management. Linnie understands and has firsthand experience in the importance of proper financial management and ethical business practices.