Fusion Core Announces 2007 Drum Majors

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Fusion Core is pleased to announce that Meg Spatz and Stephanie Vinci will serve as Drum Majors for the 2007 season. It is truly a pleasure to be able to say both these candidates’ posses the character and leadership skills necessary to take the corps membership into their first competitive season said Holly Marino, Director.

Meg is an experienced music educator who has earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music from Mansfield University of PA. She has taught instrumental music at all levels and has a great deal of experience in the drum corps and marching band arena. Meg has been involved in drum corps since 1997. Though her major instrument is the bassoon, Meg has played mellophone with the Lehigh Valley Chieftains, the Reading Buccaneers and the New York Skyliners. She also marched for three years with her college marching band, The Pride of PA Mountie Marching Band. As a graduate student in Instrumental Conducting, Meg was the assistant to the Director of Bands at MU. Currently Meg is the Director of Bands at Orange Ave School in Cranford, NJ where she teaches two concert bands and a jazz ensemble. Meg also freelances as a bassoonist and performs with the Whitehouse Wind Symphony.

Stephanie Vinci is currently a freshman at the University of Massachusetts where she majors in music education and marches with the Minute Man Marching Band as a euphonium player. Stephanie has also marched as a euphonium player with the Jefferson Township High School Marching Band and was Assistant Drum Major for the band in her Junior and Senior years. She also was conductor in her high school symphonic orchestra for the Spring Concert in her senior year. Stephanie began her involvement with drum corps in 2003 marching with the New York Skyliners and looks forward to marching many years to come with Fusion Core. This summer, besides fulfilling her obligation as Drum Major for Fusion Core, Stephanie plans on attending an internship that focuses on conducting concert bands, as well as choral groups.

Fusion Core wishes to thank Chris Kilian for assisting us with this endeavor. Through his mentoring program, Chris will assist both Meg and Stephanie in developing the skill sets to become successful leaders not only within the drum corps community but in life.

Fusion Core is looking forward to competing within the DCA Circuit this summer and wishes both Meg and Stephanie much success!

Fusion Core is still accepting applications for musicians and guard performers at all levels. Visit us at www.fusioncorenj.homestead.com for more information.

Posted by on Thursday, March 15th, 2007. Filed under DCA News.