Teal Sound Announces 2009 Management Team
Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps of Jacksonville, Florida would like to announce its complete Management team for the 2009 season. As the corps moves into its second decade of competition, Teal has retained a lot of the existing team and has made a few new additions in order to fulfill its mission to provide a World Class atmosphere for its members and fans. Assisting returning Corps Director, Randy W. Blackburn, are the following personnel.
A new addition to the Management team is Business Manager Mr. Larry McCrobie. Larry comes to Teal from the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle corps. As Madison’s Administration Intern, Larry gained a wealth of knowledge that has been highly beneficial to the transition of Teal Sound. Larry’s duties with the corps will be to oversee the day to day operations of the corps business and to help provide leadership and financial stability for the organization to move forward in the coming years.
Returning for his third year with Teal in a new capacity is Mr. Brandon Clemons. Brandon will be fulfilling the role of Corps Operations Director. His primary function will be to manage the operational aspects of the corps while at camps as well as the daily operations of the program while the corps is on the road this summer.
Also returning for her third season with the corps, Ms. Lainey Drummond will serve in her new role as Tour Director for the 2009 Season. Lainey’s primary duties will include daily operations and logistics of the corps while on tour and to assist and manage all operations of the corps while at camps.
In an effort to fulfill Teal Sound’s mission to educate and provide a valuable learning experience, Teal Sound has brought Mr. John Erik Dunnam aboard the 2009 Management Staff. John will serve as our Tour Operations Intern, and will primarily be responsible for providing support and assistance to the Tour Director. This role will allow John to gain much needed experience for future endeavors in the Drum Corps community.
Debbie Swift is entering her 3rd season with the corps as the VolunTeal Coordinator. Her role is to assist and provide all information and scheduling of the parents organization to the corps for both winter and summer programs. She is the heart of the volunteers and adds much needed guidance and direction to the movement of the corps behind the scenes.
Cherie Starling has moved into the corps Office Manager for her in her 3rd season with the corps. Her functions are to keep the corps members and parents informed through emails and phone communications. She also doubles as the VolunTeal crew leader for scheduling all workers for camps and tours.
Phyllis Dill returns for her second year as head Nutrionist. Her role is to provide the corps membership and staff with the best possible menus, food and nutritional products and the weekly planning of food purchases.
Returning for her 3rd season with the corps is Susan Blackburn. Susan acts as the corps Accounting manager and also doubles as a VolunTeal with the corps during the summer.
Rounding out the management staff will be the addition of Mr. David Lykens as our Director of Medical Services. David has been in the medical field since 2002 and is currently a certified Paramedic and works for a privately owned ambulance company in Orlando Florida. David’s primary duties will be the education of the staff and members in First Aid and safety procedures and to oversee the corps medical needs while at camps and on tour.
Finally, Mr. Brian Fisher, who had served as the corps Assistant Director, will be moving into his full time position as President of The Teal Sound, Inc. With the recent merger of Pageantry Arts Concepts as the management company of the Winter Guard and Percussion activities of The Teal Sound, Inc., Brian will be devoting his time to the development of the entire organization. This will allow all programs to benefit and prosper under his direction and guidance.