Fusion Core Announces 2008 Brass Staff

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Fusion is pleased to announce the return of Willy Carmona and Matthew Spatz as Co-Caption Heads for the 2008 season.

Willy Carmona is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Trumpet Performance and Jazz Performance. He was the principal cornet in the concert band and lead trumpet/soloist in the jazz band, both for three years. Willy began his professional career at the age of 15 performing with various Latin groups in the North Jersey area. He continues to freelance with latin and jazz groups in the tri-state area and does some studio work.  Most of Willy’s performance time is dedicated to playing trumpet, congas, and bongos with Concepto Diferente and the rock fusion band, Java.

Willy has taught in the Dover School District, beginning his career in Middle School and was the Brass Caption Head for NY Skyliners, 2006 and Fusion Core 2007. 

Returning as Co-Caption Head is Matthew Spatz.  Matthew is the Associate Director of Bands and Brass Specialist for Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ.  He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Music Degree in Music Education from Boston University.  Matthew has over 10 years of experience with various marching bands and competitive drum corps including Mansfiled University “Pride of Pennsylvania” Marching Band, NY Skyliners, and Fusion Core.  On the “side” Matthew is a professional freelance trumpet and french horn player, clinician and instructor.  He has performed with many artists and ensembles including the Army Rhythm and Blues Ensemble, Paquito D’Rivera, and Bella Fleck and the Flecktones.  Professional affiliations include North Jersey School Music Association, Music Educators National Conference and International Trumpet Guild. 

Fusion is dedicated to providing the best drum corps experience to all members while providing world-class instruction and programming.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the 2008 Fusion Drum and Bugle "Core", please visit our website and fill out the form at http://fusioncorenj.homestead.com/membership.html.  

Posted by on Friday, October 12th, 2007. Filed under DCA News.