Former Crossmen Director Musson Passes Away

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Dr. Dean Musson, former director of the Crossmen and brass caption head for several corps, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1 of an apparent heart attack. He was 49.

Musson began his association with drum corps as a member of the Florida Wave in 1984. He taught Wave’s brass line from 1985 through 1989. After serving as a musician in Busch Brass, a live music ensemble that entertained at Tampa’s Busch Gardens, he joined the Colts brass staff in 1992. He taught the Colts through 1999, helping the corps place in the DCI World Championship Finals for the first time in 1993 and then five more times during his tenure.

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Posted by on Thursday, September 1st, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCI World.