Troopers Announce 2009 Visual, Color Guard Staff

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Troopers corps director Fred Morris is pleased to announce the 2009 visual and color guard staff.

Leading the visual caption in 2009 is Nick Benson. Nick previously served the Cascades and Oregon Crusaders in the visual caption and is starting his 2nd season with the Troopers. Nick is also in demand nationally as a marching/movement consultant and designer, working with competitive Bands of America groups from Texas and designing winter percussion drills for Marching Show Concepts.

Joining Nick on the visual staff this season are Adam Oswald, Dylan Thompson, Mark LeGault, Grant McWilliams and Kyle Thompson. Complete visual staff biographies are available on

Leading the Troopers color guard caption in 2009 is Jeffrey Cash. This will be Jeffery’s 2nd year as the Troopers guard caption head. Jeffrey currently resides in Indianapolis, IN where he is co-director of the New Palestine High School color guard. During the winter of 2009, Jeffrey will travel to Japan to become one of 6 male performers in the WGI crowd favorite, Aimachi winter guard, from Handa City, Japan.

Joining Jeffrey this year is William Martin. William began his color guard career in 2004 with the World Championship Drum and Bugle Corps, The Cavaliers, of Rosemont, Illinois. He marched five years with the corps, aging out in 2008 as one of the guard captains. He also marched winter guard with the 2007 Independent World Champion, Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard, from Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Troopers will be announcing their full compliment of educational staff in the coming days. 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 Sunday, October 19th, 2008. Filed under DCI World.