Fusion Core Announces 2010 Visual Team

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Izzy Delgado – Visual Designer

Izzy Delgado is excited to be making his return to the Fusion Core design staff as Visual Designer. He served as Visual Designer and Caption Head in 2007 and 2008, helping the corps become a 2008 DCA Class A Finalist and earn a 2nd place finish as well as winning the High Visual Award. Izzy is currently the Program Coordinator and Visual Designer for the Sayreville HS Marching Band and Winter Guard, both of whom have won local circuit championships during his tenure. He is also a freelance drill designer and has written for many ensembles across New Jersey.

Izzy is a former marching member of the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps and the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps. After aging out of the Raiders, he became a part of their visual staff and was eventually elevated to the position of Visual Caption Head. He has also been Visual Designer and Caption Head for the NY Skyliners as well as being on the design staff for the Fusion Winter Guard and Raiders Winter Guard.

On the administrative front, Izzy is a member of the Executive Board and Task Force for the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network. He is also a Visual Adjudicator for the US Scholastic Band Association. In “real” life, Izzy is an insurance agent and is looking forward to marrying his fiance’ Elyse in the Spring of 2010.

Matt Risell – Visual Caption Head

Matt Risell returns to Fusion Core as Visual Caption Head for the 2010 season. Matt is a music educator with a degree in music education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During college, Matt was section leader (Trumpet) and performed with the Legend IUP Marching Band. Since graduating college, Matt has instructed the Daniel Boone High School Marching Band from September 2005 thru May 2008 serving as Brass Caption Head for the 2006 season.

Living in Southeastern Pennsylvania Matt began his drum corps career in 1999 marching years with the Crossmen. His drum corps experience also includes 2006 Champions the Reading Buccaneers and Bushwackers. Matt is very excited to be given the opportunity to continue the success of Fusion Core as we move into the future.

Visual Instructor – Meg Spatz

Meg returns to Fusion as Visual Instructor with a wealth of music and marching experience. Meg holds both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees from Mansfield University. She has taught at all levels throughout PA, NY, and NJ. Currently, Meg teaches middle and high school band in the Rahway School District, where she is the Assistant Director for the High School Marching Band. Meg has also taught marching band for the Cranford High School and Southern Lehigh High School, and spent two years as the Assistant to the Director of Bands for Mansfield University. While at Mansfield, she also worked with the Pride of PA Mountie Marching Band.

Meg’s drum corps experience is equally varied, having marched both baritone and mellophone from 1996-2006 for the Lehigh Valley Chieftains, the NY Skyliners, and the Reading Buccaneers. She also spent the last three years as a Drum Major for Fusion Core. Meg is very excited to be a part of the amazing Fusion Core staff!

Posted by on Monday, October 12th, 2009. Filed under DCA News.