Frontier Announces 2007 Open House, Staff

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Frontier All Age Drum and Bugle Corps of Dallas, TX announces the date of its 2007 Open House. The corps begins preparations for the 2007 season November 4, 2006 at South Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, TX. The Open House will be held from 9 AM until 7 PM in the band hall. Maps and Directions are located on Cost for the rehearsal is $25 and is applied to 2007 season dues. Frontier is kicking off its third season of competition, continuing the successful growth of the two previous.

Frontier is proud to announce the staff and design team for 2007 show entitled “1968.”

Brass Caption Head & Arranger is Chris Green. Chris has held this position with the corps since its inception. Chris’ background is a marching member of Carolina Crown, and on staff of various corps (Blue Stars, Carolina Gold, 37th Kingswood, and others) Assisting Chris with arranging is Assistant Corps Director Mike Hickman (Frontier). Roger Williams (Revolution), Dave Seip (Blue Stars, Teal Sound), David DeSoto (Capital Regiment) and Meagan Czerwieski (Frontier) currently round out the brass staff.

Visual Caption Head & Drill Designer is John Czerwieski. John served as Caption Head in 2006 after marching as a Baritone for Frontier in 2005. John’s experience is as a marching and staff member of Phantom Regiment. John will be assisted on staff by Brad Faidley (Santa Clara Vanguard, Sky Ryders), Chad Gulick (Madison Scouts, Star of Indiana), Carl Daffenbach (Phantom Regiment, Rochester Crusaders and others) as a consultant.

Percussion Caption Head and Arranger is Mickey Hartzog. Mickey is new to Frontier this year bringing over 25 years of drum corps experience, including Pioneer, Lone Star, Rochester Crusaders, Magic, and many others. Mickey is assisted by Stuart Spoon (Pioneer, Lone Star) as Front Ensemble Arranger and Technician. There will be future announcements as to the full staff as they are secured.

Color Guard Caption Head is Erin Wildrich. Erin is returning for her second year on staff. Her experience is with the Kingston Grenadiers and Syracuse Brigadiers (World Champions and Color Guard Champions) as well as marching bands in NY and OK. Erin shares design duties with Todd James (various BOA bands), Jason Maier (Memphis Sound, Memphis Blues, Scenic City, TXI winter guard) and Tashia Humphries (Legend of Texas).

TJ Jordan (Many corps, Ars Nova winter guard) will remain on staff as a Program Consultant. Additional Program Consultants will be added in the coming weeks.

Additional technicians in all captions are being interviewed and inquiries may be made to brass [at] frontiercorps [dot] org ; percussion [at] frontiercorps [dot] org; visual [at] frontiercorps [dot] org or colorguard [at] frontiercorps [dot] org

For further information (including audition details) please visit the corps website at or for email questions contact corps director Chris Green at director [at] frontiercorps [dot] org

Posted by on Thursday, October 12th, 2006. Filed under DCA News.