In a very real sense, Moe Knox created the image of the modern drum corps. For over 55 years he was ubiquitous at events large and small, amassing thousands of photographs documenting every aspect of the performer’s world. The value of his work to the activity is immeasurable.
His B&W and full-color images appeared in newspapers, magazines, and on countless album covers, mostly credited but often pirated. The internet abounds to this day with Moe’s iconic shots of entire units and intimate portraits, and thousands more abide, mostly unseen, in his files. Quite simply, he is the single most significant visual historian drum corps will ever know.
His influence is at the same time personal and universal. So many of us sought out our own close-ups, captured skillfully by his lens, and many a designer has been influenced and inspired seeing images he provided of every uniform on the field. By simply following his own passion, he energized the entire pageantry activity.
How fortunate for the drum corps universe that this US Navy veteran was drawn to the Connecticut Hurricanes after he mustered out and then found his life-long calling, providing us with his keen visions.