Rochester Crusaders Announce 2010 Program, Staff

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The Rochester Crusaders are pleased to announce their staff and repertoire for the 2010 competitive season.

Beginning with their Open House on November 29th, the Crusaders celebrate its 64th year by bringing drum corps fans another great program entitled “An Immigrants Tale.”

Using solely the music of Aaron Copland – one of the first truly American composers – the Crusaders will weave a tale of immigrants’ families and their journeys from their arrival on America’s shores through their journey westward as they chase the American Dream.

The show begins with “Fanfare for the Common Man,” indicative of the hopes and dreams the new immigrants possessed. As the families journey westward along the frontier the corps explores Copland’s “Outdoor Overture.” In the homestead, happiness was often found in the simplest of things; this theme is developed through Copland’s “The Tender Land – The Promise of Living.” With the American Dream realized, the Crusaders find their own realization of happiness in “The Happy Ending” from the “Red Pony Suite.”

Program Coordinator: Mike Linton

Brass Arranger: Joe Organisciak
Brass Team: Joe Organisciak, Zach Allyn, Matt Jaeger
Brass Consultant: Gene O’Brien

Percussion Arranger: David Pasquarella
Battery Coordinator: Orion Wilkerson
Front Ensemble Team: Caleb DeGroote, Irene Fiesinger

Guard Coordinator: Jessica Czachowski
Guard Team: Missy Wozniak, Kelsey Soeffing

Visual Coordinator: Ron Abate
Visual Team: Ron Abate, Mike Linton, Brad Coudriet

If you would like to join us this coming season, please contact our Recruiting Director, Caleb DeGroote at altairpercussion [at] gmail [dot] com or visit our website at

Posted by on Saturday, November 28th, 2009. Filed under DCA News.