Cascades Announce 2007 Design Team

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Cascades are excited to announce the design team for the 2007 season.

Lewis Norfleet will serve as the music arranger for the Cascades; have previously held this position with the corps from 2000-2003. Norfleet is a veteran drum corps and marching band arranger, having written for bands through out the region. He work has been published by Marching Show Concepts and Matrix Publishing Company. He is the co-director of bands at Evergreen High School (WA).

Chris Whyte, Mike Stevens, and Dwayne Rice will take on the percussion arranging for the Cascades. Whyte was most recently percussion arranger and caption head for the Oregon Crusaders in 2006. He is an alumnus of the Cascades, Bluecoats, and Blue Devils. Like Whyte, Stevens’ roots are in the northwest. He was a member of the Spartans from 1986-1988, the Blue Devils 1989-1990, and aged out with The Cadets in 1991. After aging out, Mike taught The Cadets percussion section from 1992-1995, and went on to become the Percussion Caption Head for the Blue Knights from 1998-2000, where he worked closely with DCI hall of famer Ralph Hardimon. Stevens is a Dynasty artist, and a Pro-Mark signature artist.

Dwayne Rice is the arranger and composer for many outstanding high school marching bands around the country, and a freelance composer of both classical and film music. Dwayne was also the front ensemble instructor for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 1999 and 2000. He has studied percussion with Paul Rennick, Mark Ford, Leigh Howard Stevens, Doug Rosener, and Brian Mason and composition with Cindy McTee.

Becca Sullens will be the guard designer and choreographer for the corps in 2007. Sullens was a performing member with Carolina Crown and the Cadets. Recently she has served on the staffs of Tarpon Springs High School (FL), Countryside High School (FL) and is currently the color guard caption head for Evergreen High School (WA). Becca is active as a designer, instructor, and adjudicator throughout the country.

We are very excited to have the individuals join our staff, said Mike Leone Corps Director of the Seattle Cascades. "We know these individuals will bring new and fresh ideas to our organization."

We will be announcing our visual/drill designer shortly real soon.

Posted by on Tuesday, October 10th, 2006. Filed under DCI World.