Troopers Announce New Corps Director & Caption Heads

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The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to introduce Kristy Jackson as the new Corps Director of the Troopers. Kristy has years of involvement working for the Troopers and played an instrumental role in the success of the 2018 season as Assistant Director.

Former Corps Director Fred Morris, who oversaw the resurgence of the Troopers from 2007 through 2018 remains on the team as Senior Executive Advisor.

Anthony Cruddas has been elevated to the role of Educational Director and is tasked with overseeing the quality standards of the overall educational experience for the members. He will continue to lead the brass caption as well.

Lauren Teel will continue her long standing role as Percussion Caption Head, building upon the success of the last several seasons.

Robert Blake has been named Visual Caption Head. Robert will draw from his experience not only as a former member of the long blue line but from his time at the Santa Clara Vanguard.

Returning to lead the Troopers Colorguard is Danielle Schweiger. Danielle’s work with the Troopers in 2013 and 2014 led to some of the most stunning visual moments for the Troopers within the last decade.

This team has been assembled to reflect our desire to establish a member experience that is second to none. It is our belief that by upholding the values of our mission, success will be achieved. Our mission is simple and powerful. To provide a youth activity with positive educational experiences that promote the growth and development of specific life skills consistent with the Trooper Tradition of Excellence. Each of these individuals are committed to this mission.

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Posted by on Friday, September 7th, 2018. Filed under Current News, DCI World, FrontPage Feature.