Raiford And Kusmierczak Join 2018 Bluecoats Staff

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The Bluecoats are proud to the announce the addition of Michael Raiford and Lindsay Kusmierczak to the Bluecoats design and instructional teams. Michael will serve on the design team in the role of Scenic Designer, and Lindsay joins the instructional staff as Guard Caption Head.

Scenic Designer Michael B. Raiford is a freelance artist based in Austin, Texas. He has designed, staged, and choreographed for DCI, BOA and WGI ensembles for over 30 years. In drum corps, he has been instrumental in the success of many DCI finalist corps including Suncoast Sound, Magic of Orlando, The Cavaliers, Academy, Glassmen and Troopers. He currently designs for the excellent high school marching band programs at the The Woodlands High School in Texas, Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and more . Michael was also instrumental in the success of the 5-time WGI World Championship Fantasia Winter Guard. Outside of the marching arts, Michael works as a professional scenic designer for theater, opera and dance. Career highlights include work with Blast: The Music of Disney, The New Victory Theatre NYC, The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Ford’s Theatre Washington, DC, Cleveland Playhouse, Ballet Austin, Opera Boston, Central City Opera,and Austin Lyric Opera and more. In his role with the Bluecoats, Michael’s primary focus will be on set design.

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Posted by on Monday, October 2nd, 2017. Filed under Current News, DCI World.