Fusion Core Announces 2012 Design Team

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Another exciting season brings the Core into 2012 having achieved a top ten placement. As the staff, membership and administration prepares for the 2012 season that will conclude in Annapolis MD, Fusion continues into its 6th season providing championship caliber music education and color guard/dance performance opportunities to its membership.

Our 2012 production, “The Hit”, will be an exciting show designed by; Daniel Bostic, Creative Coordinator, Terrell Smith, Percussion Arranger/Director, James Riley, Brass Arranger/Supervisor, Izzy Delgado, Drill Designer/Visual Coordinator and Mike Durborow, Visual Caption Head/Design Coordinator. The show concept and musical selections will be announced separately.

Daniel Bostic earned a Bachelor of Arts, Music Education (Composition/Theory) at the University of Michigan and a degree from Villanova in Information Science. Daniel has instructed numerous indoor and outdoor color guards, within DCI/DCA/USSBA, in the NJ and PA area including Light Brigade Winter Ensemble in PA (1993 – 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009), Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps, NJ (1999, 2000), Pennsauken High School Marching Band and Winter Guard in NJ (2009) as well as Fusion Winter Guard in NJ (2002 – 2006, 2010-2012) and Fusion Core (2010, 2011). Daniel’s WGI/DCI experience began in 1985 marching with the Studio One Winter Guard in Michigan and Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corp, West Chester, PA (1986, 1987), ending with Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corp, S.C. CA (1988, 1989). Daniel has had the privilege of being a staff or performing member of several other arts/marching arts organizations along the way; dance, winter guard, marching band, both independent and scholastic. Daniel aged himself out performing as one of the “blue-hair seniors” with The Black Watch Winter Guard, Blackwood NJ (2002). “Now I enjoy teaching, and marching vicariously through my students.”

Terrell Smith returns to Fusion as Percussion Arranger/Director. Terrell Smith, a graduate of Kutztown University (BS Music Education), has enjoyed many years of success as a show designer, program coordinator, music arranger, adjudicator and clinician for championship drum corps, indoor percussion ensembles, as well as high school and college marching bands. Currently the Director of Marching Percussion at the University Of Maryland (College Park, MD), Director of Percussion and Percussion Composer at Fusion Core Drum & Bugle Corps (Dover, NJ) and the owner of Drum Studio AWESOME!, Mr. Smith now resides in Laurel, Maryland. Before living in Maryland, he was the Director of Bands and Music Arranger at Royal Palm Beach Community HS (Palm Beach County, FL), and music arranger for the West Boca HS Vanguard Marching Band and the Gateway HS Marching Band (Osceola County, FL).

James Riley returns as Brass Arranger and Caption Supervisor. He is a music educator serving as Director of Bands and Varsity Golf Coach for Pequannock Township High School. In Mr. Riley’s eight-year tenure at Pequannock, the Music Department has been nominated and accepted to the National Association of Music Merchant’s list of 100 Best Districts in the United States for Music Education three times, a distinction shared by few other New Jersey school districts. In addition, the PTHS Marching Band was named 2008 USSBA, Group IVA New Jersey and Northern States Champions, and 2nd place in both 2010 and 2011. The band has also captured first place at the Yamaha Cup at Giants Stadium in each of the past four consecutive seasons.

Mr. Riley is an active adjudicator and clinician for the USSBA, East Coast Judges Guild, Drum Corps Associates, and was the youngest examiner ever to be appointed to the Royal College of Examiners. He has worked as program designer, music and marching clinician, and consultant for several area high schools and drum corps. He has served as Caption Head and Staff Coordinator for the Hawthorne Caballeros, as well as Brass Consultant for the West Sayville Golden Eagles Mini Corps. He has also served as Manager, Coordinator, and Auditions Chair for the Bergen County Music Educators and North Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Region Band and Region Jazz Bands.

Mr. Riley resides in Pompton Plains, NJ with his wife Kristin and two sons, Liam and Aedan. He holds a Bachelor of Music, Magna cum Laude, from the Hartt School of Music, Master of Music from SUNY Purchase, Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, and a Master of Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University.

Izzy Delgado returns to the Core for his 5th season as Drill Designer. During his tenure, Fusion won the 2010 DCA Class A World Championship, along with achieving two runner up finishes and two High Visual Awards. Izzy has been designing drill for marching band, drum corps, winter guard, and indoor drum line for over 12 years. Currently he is the drill designer and design coordinator for the Matawan HS Marching Band as well as the Matawan HS Enigma and Genesis Winter Guards. He is also currently the drill designer for the marching bands at Elizabeth HS and North Plainfield HS, and is on the design staff for the Fusion Winter Guard. Izzy has several other design credits to his name, including having served as Visual Designer and Program Coordinator for the Sayreville HS Marching Band and Winter Guard for 8 years.

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.

On the administrative front, Izzy is a member of the Executive Board and is Task Force Chairperson 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 currently resides in Old Bridge, NJ with his lovely wife, Elyse.

Mike Durborow returns for the 2012 season with a long history in the drum corps activity including DCA and DCI. Mike is a great motivator and a favorite of the membership with his “can do attitude”. Mike began his drum corps career marching with the world acclaimed Muchachos Drum & Bugle Corps in 1967 – 1977, performing as Drum Major in 1977 and in winter guard (1968 – 1973). He continued on to teach Garfield Cadets in 1979-80. In 1983 Mike joined the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle Corps and was Drum Major in 1983-84, and he continued with the corps as Visual Staff 1985 – 1993, Visual Caption Head 1994 – 2005 and Staff Coordinator 2002 – 2005.

Posted by on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.