Hawthorne Caballeros Announce 2014 Caption Heads
The world famous Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to announce their selections for the Caption Head positions for the 2014 season. Recruiting for the upcoming campaign are well under way. These are the educators who will lead each of sections to success!
Russ Batsch – Brass Caption Head
Russ Batsch returns to the Hawthorne Caballeros as the 2014 Brass Caption Head. No stranger to Hawthorne, Russ started his career with the Cabs in 2000 as a lead Soprano. He then was promoted to head Drum Major in 2004. During his stay with the Cabs, he instructed brass on many levels, from warm-ups to visual basics, and in 2011, Russ joined the Caballeros as Brass Caption Head. He even helped tie up the broken exhaust on the “Hat” truck one lonely evening on Route 78. Russ graduated Hightstown High School and went to RowanUniversity for a BA in Music Education and a Minor in Special Education. He started his Band Director Career in 1996 in the PomptonLakes School District. Russ taught Junior High Band, Chorus and Jazz Band, and assisted with the High School Marching Program. While there, Mr Batsch was named teacher of the year.
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