Fusion Core Announces 2008 Visual Design Team

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Izzy Delgado – Visual Designer and Caption Head

Izzy Delgado is excited to be returning for his second season as the Visual Designer and Caption Head for Fusion Core, and is looking to help them build upon a successful inaugural season. A native of Bayonne, NJ, Izzy has been involved in the drum corps, marching band, and winter guard activities for over 10 years. He was a member of both the Raiders and Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps. Upon aging out after the 2000 season, Izzy became a member of the Raiders visual staff and was the visual caption head in 2003 and 2004, helping the corps earn several finals appearances and a DCI Div 3 silver medal in 2001.

Izzy is currently the program coordinator and visual designer for the Sayreville HS Marching Band and Winter Guard, both of which have won local circuit championships during his tenure. He has also designed drill for several other drum corps and marching bands in New Jersey and New York, including the NY Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps, Whippany Park HS (who earned the 2006 USSBA NJ State Group 5A High Visual award), and Lakewood HS.

Izzy is also currently on the design staff for the Fusion Color Guard and has also worked with the Raiders Winter Guard, both of which have earned several medals in local circuits during his tenure. He is currently a visual adjudicator for the USSBA and is a member of the Mid Atlantic Indoor Network Instructor’s Task Force.

Matt Risell – Visual Instructor

Matt Risell began his drum corps career with the Crossmen in 1999 where he marched soprano. After a hiatus for college, Matt joined the 2006 World Champion Reading Buccaneers and later the 2007 Bushwackers. He is excited to join the FUSION team as a visual instructor for the 2008 season.

Matt holds a degree in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member and section leader of the trumpet section of "The Legend IUP Marching Band". Since graduating Matt has been instructing marching band at Daniel Boone High School, a rapidly growing and prospering band from Southeastern PA. He has served as a visual and music instructor and was acting brass caption head for the 2006 season.

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Posted by on Monday, October 29th, 2007. Filed under DCA News.