Raiders Announce New Percussion Caption Head, Arranger

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The Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps of Wayne, New Jersey are pleased to make the following announcement.

Christopher Marousek, has been named the Percussion Caption Head for the 2008 competitive season. Chris returns to the Raiders after a successful 2007 season working with corps percussion section. His educational background includes a Degree in Musical Performance Percussion from the University of Maryland. Chris also has worked with the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps and was a Program Coordinator for the New York Skyliners. He also has many years of drum and bugle corps experience while being a member of Crossmen and Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps. Tom Maiello, Director of the Raiders adds,“Chris brings many valuable years of talent and educational experience to the Raiders, we are pleased to have him in this position, and look forward to many seasons of success with him leading our percussion section”

Next, the Raiders would also like to announce that Colin Bell has been named the Percussion Battery and Front Ensemble Arranger for the upcoming season. Colin has been on staff with the Raiders since 2005 and Holds a BA in Music Education from Kean University. He also is the Percussion Arranger and Caption Head at Morris Knolls High School. Morris Knolls was recently awarded the 2007 Grand Champion Percussion Caption Award at the 2007 USSBA National Championships. Colin has marched with the New York Skyliners and Most Recently the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. “Colin’s success and dedication to the corps and other musical programs is a big reason why we wanted him to arrange our percussion book this year. We are very please to have both of these talented educators on staff with our organization” added Tom Maiello.

For More information regarding the Raiders and their Open House & Audtions on December 15th and 16th, please visit the corps wed site at

Posted by on Sunday, December 16th, 2007. Filed under DCI Open.