Troopers Announce 2009 Design Team

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Fred Morris, Director of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps of Casper, Wyoming is pleased to announce the design team for the 2009 Troopers summer season.

Joining the Troopers 2009 team as the percussion arranger is David Reeves. He is a former marching member of the Star of Indiana (1991-1993) and has worked with championship-caliber organizations including the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (Rosemont, IL) and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps (Santa Clara, CA). David currently works as the percussion arranger for Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana. He studied composition at the Indiana University School of Music and received a degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Washington. He currently resides in Seattle, WA.

"I am extremely pleased that David will combine his talents with our design team. I expect great things from our percussion section this summer," commented Morris.

Returning to the design team is Ralph Hardimon, who will play a larger role with the Troopers this year as the music director. Scott Koter and Gordon Henderson will serve the corps as program consultants. Completing the design team are Dean Westman, program coordinator and brass arranger; Mitch Rogers, visual designer; Daniel Wiles, visual coordinator and color guard designer.

"The wealth of knowledge and experience this team brought to the organization in 2007 catapulted our return to the competitive arena. With this same core team in place, we experienced greater educational success last season; and now we look forward to providing another outstanding educational and musical experience for the students of the corps and an exciting, accessible program for our fans,’ Morris said.

The Troopers will be announcing their full compliment of educational staff and the 2009 program in the coming days and weeks. Watch for these exciting announcements.

About the Troopers: The Troopers are the only competitive drum and bugle corps in the state of Wyoming. In 2008, the corps celebrated its 50th anniversary and finished the summer competitive season in 16th place at the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships in Bloomington, IN. The corps is open to students aged 16-21 in the disciplines of brass, percussion and color guard pageantry. Auditions are held each year for the 150-person roster. For complete information about the corps or membership, please visit

Posted by on Thursday, September 18th, 2008. Filed under DCI World.