Frontier 2008 Administrative Staff Announced

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Frontier Drum and Bugle Corps of Dallas, TX is pleased to announce the appointment of its administrative team for 2007.

When the parent organization for Frontier (Frontier Performing Arts Association – FPAA) was formed, Chris Green served as the Executive Director. It was expected that once stability was achieved within the organization, he would step down as the corps director and focus on the activities of the larger organization. That time arrived and FPAA is pleased to pass the reigns to a trusted team while Chris focuses on the larger picture of an arts organization serving multiple ensembles.

Manny Guerrero is the new director for Frontier Drum and Bugle corps. Manny is a band director in the Denton ISD and is starting his second year at Calhoun MS. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Music Education with Trombone emphasis. Manny is a charter member of the Brazos Chamber Orchestra that began in 1999. He performs as principal trombonist. He has performed with several Big Bands in the north Texas area and free lances throughout the DFW area playing in ensembles with a variety of music styles. Manny marched as lead baritone for Frontier in 2007 and looks forward to leading the corps into its next stage of development.

Frontier also wishes to announce the selection of Assistant Corps Director Adrian A. Acevedo. Adrian currently serves as the Director of Bands for the Manor Independent School District in Manor, Texas. He has been a head band director for nine of his thirteen years in the profession. During his career, Adrian designed drill and arranged music for Texas high school marching bands. He is a graduate student at Concordia University in Austin, Texas, majoring in Education Administration. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Secondary Music Education and an additional certification in Jazz Pedagogy from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. His primary instrument is the alto saxophone. Adrian and his wife, Erin Loesch-Acevedo, are charter members of Frontier Drum and Bugle Corps and have performed in the high brass sections since Frontier’s inaugural season in 2005.

Also appointed is Carl Diefenbach to the position of Program Coordinator. Carl is originally from Wintersville, Ohio. He started his drum corps career with a short stint in the Butler Vagabonds Drum & Bugle Corps from Butler, PA.

Carl served in the US Marine Drum & Bugle Corps from 29 Palms, CA, after graduating high school, then aged out of the Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle corps in 1985 when his Marine contract expired. He then joined the US Army and did tours with Army Bands in Fort Drum, NY, Hawaii, Aberdeen, MD, and Washington, DC.

Carl is currently with the 122nd Army Band in Columbus, OH, as the Readiness NCO, Stage Band Director, Rock Band Director, and Drum Major. His drum corps and marching band experience include US Marine Drum & Bugle Corps (29 Palms, CA) (member & Visual Staff), US Naval Academy D&B (Music & Visual Staff), Velvet Knights (member and Visual Staff), Empire Statesmen (member) , Kingston Grenadiers (Visual Designer & Staff), Rochester Crusaders (Visual Designer and Staff) , Sunrisers (Visual Staff) and many marching bands and winter guards in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.

Carl is joining Frontier as full staff member this year following a successful collaboration with Frontier as a consultant last year.

Posted by on Saturday, September 29th, 2007. Filed under DCA News.