Boston Crusaders Announce 2015 Design Team
The Boston Crusaders are excited to continue to work with Matt James (2015 Drill Designer), Ryan George (2015 Music Coordinator, Composer/Arranger), and Lloyd Puckitt (2015 Soundscape Designer) for the 75th season of competition. Corps Director Andy Waldukat states, “When putting together the 2015 team, my mind went immediately to the talents and accomplishments of these three artists. I am excited to see what 2015 has in store in the areas of music and drill design, and with these three at the helm we are sure to put out an incredible show for the 2015 season.”
Designing in his third year with the Boston Crusaders, Matt James is the Director of Performing Arts at Lawrence Central High School and has taught band there since 1993. He received his Master of Music degree from Butler University where he studied conducting with Professor Stanley DeRusha and served as the Assistant Director of the Butler Symphony Orchestra. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University where he studied Euphonium with Professor Emeritus, Dr. Leonard Falcone and graduated with high honor. He has taught instrumental music at the high school and middle school level for the past Thirty-four years in Michigan, Florida and Indiana public school systems.
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