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Introducing The 2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Percussion Staff

Brian Horn – Snare Technician Brian Horn is a marching percussion educator from Somerset, NJ. His marching percussion career started 15 years ago at Immaculata High School in Somerville, NJ. Brian’s first experience with an independent group was playing snare drum as a member of the Bushwackers (2010). Following the DCA experience, Brian then marched […]

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2022 Spartans Thank You And December Camp

A very big thank you to all staff, volunteers and students who participated in the November Camp. Great work! We now move on to December. Recruiting is still the name of the game. We need you!] Read the rest of the article here.

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Here’s The 2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Visual Staff Lineup

Kevin Kirby Jr. – Visual Tech “Kirby” has been a part of the Caballeros since 2012. He marched as a tuba player from 2012- 2015. In 2016 he was brought onto the visual team as a tech until in 2019 he became the visual caption head, with his final year in that role being in […]

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2022 Cabs Color Guard Team Announced

PJ Tankard – Instructor This is PJ Tankard’s fourth summer with the HCCG. As a high school student, he was a member of the Elizabeth High School Marching Band. His marching experience includes Alter Ego (IO), Black Watch (IW), The Bushwackers (DCA), Jersey Surf (DCI) and The Cadets (DCI). His experience in teaching programs goes […]

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Introducing The 2022 Hawthorne Caballeros Brass Staff

Kevin Horne – High Brass Technician Kevin Horne is currently the Band Director at Bangor Area High School in Bangor, PA, where he leads two concert ensembles, two jazz ensembles, marching band, pit orchestra, basketball band and teaches music theory and guitar classes. Prior to teaching in Bangor, Kevin spent 7 years teaching middle school […]

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Jersey Surf Presents: “MarimbaPad™” Practice Instrument

An old proverb reminds us that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” When the COVID-19 virus began to take hold during the winter of 2020, members of the Jersey Surf instructional team quickly discovered a real need for mallet percussionists to have a meaningful way to practice at home during a period of great uncertainty. […]

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2021 Phantom Regiment Holiday Gift Guides

Looking for just the right gift for the Phantom Regiment fan or member in your life? The Phan Shop has you covered! Whether you buy directly from us or through our Amazon Smile links below, you’ll be supporting Phantom Regiment this holiday season. Read the rest of the article here.

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2021 Phantom Regiment HOF Gala & Auction Was A HUGE Success

What a night! This past Saturday night we honored 3 individuals who have made a significant, long-lasting, and positive impact on the Phantom Regiment organization. Ken and Barb Janowski (as a couple) and Patrick Seidling. This brings the total number of inductees to 51. Weren’t able to attend? The live stream playback is available now! […]

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BYBA Northern AGM 2021

Friday 12th November saw BYBA Northern Chair Wally Hemmingway host the first regional AGM for 2021. The first item of business was the Regional Officers. First, the regional secretary. The secretary position had been vacant since last AGM, when outgoing secretary Cath Sheldon stepped down. Emma Arnett was unanimously voted in by those present. Read […]

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Marching Roundtable 1046: Utilizing Bass Guitar In Marching Ensembles

Shilo Stroman of The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps shares advice on the most effective way to include bass guitar in your show. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes and Amazon. Read the rest of the article here.

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