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  1. Due to increasingly bad weather reports the admin and staff of the corps have decided to cancel this weekends rehearsal. Our next scheduled rehearsal will be January 4th and 5th 2014 at North Warren Regional HS in Blairstown, NJ. The Caballeros Wish everyone a Safe and very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Spots are still available in all sections. For more information about the Hawthorne Caballeros go to Cabs.org.
  2. CALLING ALL AUBURN PURPLE LANCERS ALUMNI.. Join us at Curley's Restaurant in Auburn, NY at 8:00 pm on SATURDAY JANUARY 18, 2014, as we plan for the resurgence of the Purple Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps for 2014 and beyond. This event is open to ALL CNY drum and bugle corps enthusiasts. LETS GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD. BE THERE. ALOHA.
  3. The Hawthorne Muchachos (age 16 and older, alumni and new members) are now practicing monthly for their 2014 season. In addition to performing positions, the corps is also staffing volunteer leadership roles in public relations, recruiting and fund raising. Prior membership in the Muchachos is not required. To be considered for one of the leadership positions, please respond with a brief description of your experience to hawthornemuchachos@yahoo.com
  4. *****OFFICIAL SUN DEVILS DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS MEDIA RELEASE***** Inverness, FL – The Sun Devils Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce its 2014 production, In Fire Forged. http://youtu.be/7x37uM-VZxc Liquid fire, beauty, steel, and unfettered brawn briefly describe our 2014 production. The corps invites audiences to explore the fire and unleash the rage as we take you through the forging of the blade. In Fire Forged will include the following musical selections: Vesuvius – Frank Ticheli Tempered Steel – Charles Young Lux Aurumque – Eric Whitacre Apollo Unleashed - Frank Ticheli From deep within the void Melted, Poured, Molded, and Tempered The Devils find their might once more In Fire Forged
  5. The Hawthorne Muchachos (age 16 and older, alumni and new members) are now practicing monthly for their 2014 season. In addition to performing positions, the corps is also staffing volunteer leadership roles in public relations, recruiting and fund raising. Prior membership in the Muchachos is not required. To be considered for one of the leadership positions, please respond with a brief description of your experience to hawthornemuchachos@yahoo.com
  6. If the success and interest seen at the Skyliners' Open House this weekend is any indication, the 2014 DCA Season is going to be exciting for this legendary drum corps!! More than 100 performers (almost 110!) actively participated – playing brass, battery, cymbals and pit percussion with more than 20 color guard performers practicing. If you LOVE TO PERFORM AND ENTERTAIN and want to be part of a high velocity, intensity-packed brass and percussion-driven marching program, the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is the place for you! The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ next rehearsal will take place: Date/Time: November 30th, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley-west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, email Larry Carbonell at info@skylinersdbc.org.
  7. The Centurions are pleased to announce their 2014 Program: The Journey Join the Centurions as they leave their home in search of exotic new lands. The journey begins as they set off through the streets of the Great Roman Empire. Their departure is announced by the triumphant strains of the third movement of Respighi's Fountains of Rome, which is heralded in by proud trumpet fanfares from the far reaches of the field. Our regiment continues their march east, only barely avoiding being drawn into a fierce battle between Serbia and the Ottoman Empire. Tchaikovsky's March Slav is heard as the Centurions play witness to both the savage battle and glorious victory of the Serbian people. Though the sun may not shine equally on this battlefield, the melodic alto voice of the corps' mellophone section and its beautiful counter in the baritone section carry forth the story of this heroic struggle. Letting go of past differences, the corps is fed a hot meal by the King of the Great Persian Empire. It is here that they meet Scheherazade, a Queen whose beauty is only surpassed by her wit. The company finds it difficult to continue their journey, not wanting to depart these magical lands until Scheherazade's stories have ended. It is in “The Young Prince & The Young Princess” that the corps finds inspiration, interweaving the gentle harmonies of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade together to form the perfect ballad for their second season on the field. At long last, the Centurions have found a place worthy of their journey. Arriving in the city of Gath, the crew's curiosity if immediately piqued by the Temple of Dagon... or more specifically by the exotic music flowing from it. The “Bacchanale” from Camille Saint-Saëns' opera Samson & Delilah brings the corps' journey to a fast-paced conclusion, complete with percussion features, dizzying guard work, and even a few surprises. Join the Centurions as they roam through the eastern hemisphere in pursuit of greatness! Get more info on our show, meet staff and members, and find out how to be part of "The Journey" in 2014 by joining us at our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, November 30th from 1-5pm in Feeding Hills, MA! Visit our website http://www.enfieldcenturions.org or Open House Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/589629244434872/ for additional info and updates.
  8. If the success and interest seen at the Skyliners' Open House this weekend is any indication, the 2014 DCA Season is going to be exciting for this legendary drum corps!! More than 100 performers (almost 110!) actively participated – playing brass, battery, cymbals and pit percussion with more than 20 color guard performers practicing. The guard members stretched, danced, and learned a flag routine to go with the corps’ opener, “Feeling Good”, which they performed at the end of the day. If you LOVE TO PERFORM AND ENTERTAIN and want to be part of a high velocity, intensity-packed brass and percussion-driven marching program, the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is the place for you! The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ next rehearsal will take place: Date/Time: November 30th, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley-west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, email Larry Carbonell at info@skylinersdbc.org.
  9. If the success and interest seen at the Skyliners' Open House this weekend is any indication, the 2014 DCA Season is going to be exciting for this legendary drum corps!! More than 100 performers (almost 110!) actively participated – playing brass, battery, cymbals and pit percussion with more than 20 color guard performers practicing. If you LOVE TO PERFORM AND ENTERTAIN and want to be part of a high velocity, intensity-packed brass and percussion-driven marching program, the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is the place for you! The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ next rehearsal will take place: Date/Time: November 30th, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley-west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, email Larry Carbonell at info@skylinersdbc.org.
  10. If the success and interest seen at the Skyliners' Open House this weekend is any indication, the 2014 DCA Season is going to be exciting for this legendary drum corps!! More than 100 performers (almost 110!) actively participated – playing brass, battery, cymbals and pit percussion with more than 20 color guard performers practicing. If you LOVE TO PERFORM AND ENTERTAIN and want to be part of a high velocity, intensity-packed brass and percussion-driven marching program, the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is the place for you! The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ next rehearsal will take place: Date/Time: November 30th, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley-west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, email Larry Carbonell at info@skylinersdbc.org.
  11. The Guardians are excited to announce our complete staff as we gear up for our first camp of the season on November 16th with record attenence. Our first is one of two brass caption supervisors, Jeremy Spicer! Jeremy Spicer, a Magna ### Laude graduate from Texas State University, is currently in his fourth year as Director of Bands at Vandegrift High School in the Leander Independent School District. Vandegrift High School opened in the fall of 2009 with freshmen and sophomores. In its inaugural year the marching band was named UIL State Alternate in Class 4A for Area D. In 2011 the band was selected to the UIL State Marching Contest, made the Finals competition, and placed 9th overall. The band has also been recognized for excellence in Concert Band. In 2010 the Wind Ensemble was selected as the TMEA State Alternate in the 4A Honor Band process and in 2012 was a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project. Prior to his appointment at Vandegrift, Mr. Spicer spent eight years as a member of the staff at Cedar Park High School. While at Cedar Park he served as the Conductor of the Symphonic Winds and the Director of both the Marching and Jazz Ensembles. During his tenure at the marching band won numerous marching contests and was a consistent finalist at both the UIL State Marching Contest and Bands of America Regional and Super-Regional competitions. The marching band is the 2006 recipient of the Sudler Shield, an international award for marching excellence awarded by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Under his direction, the Symphonic Winds never earned anything but a superior rating at the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. Mr. Spicer has also been very active in DCI. He began his drum corps career playing mellophone in the Santa Clara Vanguard. Since his age out year, Mr. Spicer has been on the brass staffs of the Carolina Crown (2000), Southwind (2001), Boston Crusaders (2002) and Santa Clara Vanguard (2003 and 2006). He has served in various capacities ranging from Brass Instructor to Assistant Brass Caption Head. In addition to his music education responsibilities, Mr. Spicer is the co-owner of S.A.S.I., a student leadership consulting firm focusing on in the empowerment of young leaders. S.A.S.I. believes that students become empowered to succeed in their organization and their personal lives when they are properly equipped with a deeper knowledge and understanding of people, organizations, systems, and processes. Mr. Spicer is instrumental in the development and presentation of this concept to thousands of students across the nation. Mr. Spicer is active in the United States as a clinician and adjudicator. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He lives in Leander with his beautiful wife Elizabeth, precious daughter, Coral Amber, and their handsome son, Aiden Joseph. Congrats to Mr. Spicer, as he is the head band director at Vandegrift HS, The recent 4A marching band state champion! Our second brass caption supervisor is Jarrett Lipman! Jarrett Lipman is the Director of Bands at Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School. Prior to the 2010 year, Lipman served as an Associate Director of Bands at Johnson from 2008-2010. Lipman is currently on the Brass Staff at the current DCI World Champion Cadets Drum Corps of Allentown, PA where he instructs the baritones, and also served as the Assistant Corps Director of the Crossmen Drum Corps of San Antonio, TX in 2008. A native of central New Jersey, Lipman re-located to San Antonio in the fall of 2007 to complete his student teaching at Ronald Reagan High School, one of Johnson’s "sister schools" in the North East Independent School District, and remained in the district to join the first staff at Johnson in the fall of 2008. Lipman graduated Magna ### Laude with dual degrees in Music Education and Euphonium Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Throughout his undergraduate studies, Lipman performed on euphonium and trombone with the Rutgers University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band, the Eastern Wind Symphony of Ewing, New Jersey, and a variety of other jazz ensembles, chamber groups, and pit orchestras. From 2008-2010, Lipman performed as a euphonium player with the San Antonio Wind Symphony of San Antonio. At Johnson High School, Lipman directs the Marching Band, co-conducts the Wind Ensemble with Mr. Alan Sharps, and assists with the Symphony Band, Concert Bands, and Jazz Ensembles. As the Johnson High School, Tejeda Middle School and Bush Middle School cluster participates actively in a Vertical Alignment model, Lipman will also be at Tejeda and Bush assisting with the beginner brass classes and concert ensembles. Our Brass Caption Head this season is Albert Ortiz! Albert Ortiz began his drum corps career as a member of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007 and marched with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2011 and 2012. He has a Bachelors degree in Music Education with an emphasis on Horn from the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he graduated in the spring of 2012. During his time in Brownsville, Albert studied French Horn under Dr. Susan Hurley-Glowa and was principal horn of both the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. Albert worked as a Marching Band consultant with the Edinburg North High School band in 2008 and with the San Benito High School Band from 2009-2011. He is currently Assistant Band Director for the Edinburg North High School Band under the direction of Chad Dempsey. A 5A high school in Texas, the band has received consecutive Division 1 ratings at marching band UIL since the school first opened in 1991 and has won numerous awards. Albert is currently the brass instructor, director of the non-varsity band, and teaches AP Music Theory. Besides teaching, Albert continues to be an active performer with the McAllen Symphonic Band and occasionally performs with local groups on trumpet. He is a very passionate teacher and understands the huge role that music education plays in the lives of students. Albert looks forward to bringing his experience both from drum corps and from teaching to the Guardians. He currently resides in Edinburg, Texas. Our first of two visual coordinators is Paul Nye! Boston, Massachusetts native, Paul Nye began marching drum corps at the age of 14 and aged out as drum major of the Cadets of Bergen County in 1996. Paul has worked with the Boston Crusaders, East Coast Jazz, Crossmen, Jersey Surf, Blue Knights and was Visual Caption Head for the Boston Crusaders in 2010 and the visual caption head for the Crossmen in 2012, the year they broke into DCI World Championship Finals. Paul has taught marching bands across the country, most notably King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, Massachusetts, Lakeland High School (White Lake, MI), Anderson High School, Crockett High School and Lake Travis High School (Austin, TX). He currently resides in Austin, Texas. Our second visual coordinator is Philip Flynn! Mr. Flynn is a native of San Antonio, TX, and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Working six years as assistant band director, he is now in his first year as the Head Band Director at James Madison High School where his duties include drill-writing, marching instruction, conducting the wind ensemble, conducting the school musical, and directing and recruiting for the 280-member Mighty Maverick Band. While at Texas Tech, Mr. Flynn was a member of the award-winning “Goin’ Band from Raiderland” where he served in as a drill instructor, Assistant Drum Major, and Head Drum Major in 2005. In his final semester, Mr. Flynn held the position of undergraduate teaching assistant where he had the priviledge of writing drill and arranging music for the 400-member marching band. Mr. Flynn currently writes halftime shows for the Goin’ Band from Raiderland and numerous other bands of all sizes across the state of Texas. Mr. Flynn’s other activities at Texas Tech included TTEA, the TTU Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble, the Court Jesters Basketball Band, the University Concert Band, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. Mr. Flynn served as the chairman of the 25th Annual Texas Tech Marching Contest in 2003, and Assistant Conductor of the Lubbock Summer Musical Overtures in 2006. Mr. Flynn also serves on staff at the Texas Tech Band & Orchestra Camp where he plans and organizes assemblies and social activities and teaches courses in Drum Major/ Leadership. Mr. Flynn spent four years touring the country and performing in Drum Corps International. He was a member of the 2002 DCI Div. III World Champions- Revolution, from San Antonio, TX, before joining the World Championship Finalist, Boston Crusaders, from Boston, MA in 2004 and 2005. Mr. Flynn has also served as Assistant Tour Director for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, TX. Mr. Flynn’s prior teaching experience includes 3 years in the Lubbock ISD where his duties included beginning band instruction at Mackenzie and Wilson Middle Schools. Mr. Flynn also served as a marching technician and consultant to the Coronado and Frenship High School Marching Bands. He also taught private tuba lessons and lessons in drum major/ leadership. Mr. Flynn joined the North East ISD as a Student Teacher at Ronald Reagan High School. Mr. Flynn is married to Mrs. Shelly Flynn, director of the Madison Dollies dance team and First Ladies pep squad. They have a 9-month old daughter, Riley. In his free time, Mr. Flynn enjoys playing softball, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. This is Mr. Flynn's second year with the Guardians and we look forward to having him play such a key role with us! Our Visual Caption Head is Matthew Garrison! Matt is a Music Education major in his fouth year at Texas Tech University. At Tech he has been a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Trumpet Choir, the Goin' Band from Raiderland, and the Court Jesters indoor athletic band. His marching career has consisted of seasons with the Cedar Park High School marching band, Goin' Band from Raiderland, and Carolina Crown ('09, '10, '12). Although young, Matt has a rich teaching background. Aside from starting his third season as a section leader and visual instructor with the Goin' Band, Matt has worked as a marching technician with Vandergrift High School (Austin), Coronado High School (Lubbock), and Frenship High School (Wolfforth). He has also worked as a student lesson teacher with Lincoln Middle School (San Angelo). Matt was a key staff member last year, serving as assistant caption head for the brass caption. Matt will maintain this assistant brass caption head position while taking over the Guardians' visual program. As Matt finishes his final year at Tech he looks forward to spending more time teaching the marching arts. Our Percussion Caption Consultant is Jeff Ausdemore! Jeff Ausdemore is currently serving in his sixth year as Associate Director of Bands at Colleyville Heritage High School. In this role, Mr. Ausdemore serves as the percussion coordinator, head of jazz studies, and co-director/arranger of the CHHS marching band. Under Ausdemore’s direction, the Colleyville Heritage High School percussion program has flourished, gaining national notoriety through chamber music, guest artist concerts of all genres, recitals, and ensemble competitions. The percussion program has enjoyed competitive success at many levels, most recently capturing the 2008 Percussive Arts Society Marching Percussion title. Other recent accolades include the Percussive Arts Society’s “Call for Tapes” winners, the Percussive Arts Society’s Small Ensemble Champions, the Plano Drum Line Competition marching percussion champions, the Lone Star drum line competition champions, and the North Texas Color Guard Association gold medalist. In Mr. Ausdemore’s first year at CHHS, he launched the GCISD Percussion Club, expanding the students’ musical education and enriching the lives of over 80 GCISD middle and high school percussion students throughout the district. The GCISD Percussion Club presents master classes, clinics, solo and ensemble performances by local and regional professionals throughout the north Texas area. The GCISD Percussion Club has produced a record amount of students selected for the GCISD “Select Band”, the Region 24 “All-region Band”, the Region 24 “All Region Jazz Band”, and the Texas “All-State Band”. Currently, two CHHS students hold the national title for the Percussive Arts Society’s solo champion. Ausdemore featured this unique pedagogical model at the 2009 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, in a clinic supported by Marimba Warehouse and Pro Mark sticks and mallets. In addition to his teaching duties at Colleyville Heritage High School, Jeff Ausdemore served as the percussion arranger and caption head for the Blue Knights drum and bugle corps, a position he has held since 2006. During Ausdemore’s tenure at the Blue Knights, the percussion program has produced several individual solo championships, ensemble championships, and a strong reputation for excellence, placing in the elite “top 12” in the Drum Corps International Championships consistently. Prior to his appointment to CHHS, Mr. Ausdemore taught at the University of Texas Arlington, as adjunct professor of percussion. In this role, Ausdemore served as the percussion arranger/assistant director of the UTA Marching Band, taught percussion pedagogy/techniques classes, assisted the UTA percussion ensemble, and maintained a full private studio as well. Mr. Ausdemore's performance background includes section and solo performances with several orchestras, wind ensembles, and percussion ensembles throughout the mid west and southwest United States, most recently including the principal percussionist with the Texas Wind Symphony, and principal percussionist/assistant principal timpanist with the Las Cruces Symphony. In 1995, Ausdemore recorded/toured with Benson Records recording artists Nouveaux, compiling three #1 singles on the CCM music charts between 1995 and 1999. While living in Nashville, Ausdemore participated in many recording sessions, both commercially and proprietary albums. As a clinician, Mr. Ausdemore has given performances, clinics and workshops throughout the U.S. at several Percussive Arts Society’s “Days of Percussion”, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Columbus, Ohio 2002), and the International Horn Society Convention (Beijing, China 2000). Ausdemore will be a featured clinician at the 2009 Texas Music Educator’s Association Conference as well. In addition to teaching/performing, Mr. Ausdemore has composed/arranged, instructed and consulted with numerous Drum Corps International drum and bugle corps, college marching bands, and high school marching bands throughout the United States, including the Blue Knights, Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment, Limited Edition, Northern Aurora, and Southwind. Ausdemore has served as music director/composer for the Insignia Percussion Ensemble. The Insignia Percussion Ensemble participated in the Winter Guard International circuit locally and regionally, winning the 2004 NTCA gold medal in their inaugural season. Jeff Ausdemore is a clinician for Pearl/Adams Musical Instruments, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drum heads, and Pro Mark sticks and mallets. The Pro Mark corporation will be released the Jeff Ausdemore “signature series” snare drum sticks in early fall of 2009. Mr. Ausdemore's professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, the Texas Music Educator's Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He holds a Master of Music degree with distinction from New Mexico State University (2002), as well as Bachelor of Music degree with high honors from Belmont University (1999). Our Percussion Caption Head is Sarah Santa Cruz! Sarah Santa Cruz is the Percussion Specialist at Westwood High School where she has taught since 2010. Westwood is a part of the Round Rock Independent School district and is located in Austin, Texas. At Westwood, her responsibilities include teaching percussionists in the marching band, concert band, and percussion ensemble settings. Under Ms. Santa Cruz’s direction, the Westwood Percussion Ensemble performed at the Midwest Clinic in 2012. In addition to her work at Westwood, she teaches private lessons at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock. Previously, she taught at Cypress Ridge High School and Dean Middle School in Houston, Texas. Ms. Santa Cruz graduated from the University of North Texas in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Music. During her time at UNT, she played in the marching band, concert band, South Indian Ensemble, Gamelan, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, and Classical Percussion Ensemble, and studied with Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Mike Drake, Jose Aponte, Ed Smith, and Poovalur Sriji. She was also a member of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps snare line. Professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Percussive Arts Society, ASCAP, and she holds an educational endorsement from Vic Firth, Inc. Our Front Ensemble Coordinator is Chris Montemayor! The Guardians are also excited to have Chris Montemayor returning as our front ensemble coordinator! Chris Montemayor has been teaching percussion in the central Texas area for 18 years. Chris has taught percussion at Dripping Springs HS, Taylor HS, and Thomas Jefferson HS. He currently is the percussion specialist for the Elgin ISD. Before joining Guardians DBC, he was a front ensemble instructor for Genesis DBC (DCI Open Class), and a front ensemble instructor for the 2012 iteration of Imperial Percussion Theater (WGI PIW). Chris arranges/composes marching percussion music for several area high schools. He is also a percussionist/timpanist with the Austin Cinematic Symphony, a group dedicated to performing the music of movies and electronic media. His son Gabriel is a member of the Blue Devils front ensemble. Our Guard Caption Supervisor is Kim Booher! Kim Booher is the head of education for the WGI Open Class Champion, Identity Winterguard, and Guard director for Judson High School in San Antonio, TX. Identity is a sister organization of the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps. More information on Kim will be posted later! Our Guard Caption Head is Alycia Mendoza! Miss Mendoza comes from a plethora of marching and teaching experiences. A four year veteran of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Miss Mendoza currently resides in Seguin, TX. At the age of 25 she is currently a stay at home mother with two wonderful sons. Graduating from Seguin High School, She has taught with Seguin High School from 2006 to 2008. While at Seguin High School, the band was a State Marching Contest Qualifier and a Bands of America Competition Finalist. Upon aging out with the Glassmen, she marched with the Millennia Winterguard of San Marcos, TX. She then marched with the Black Gold winterguard of Dallas. Our Music Arranger is Daniel Montoya! Daniel Montoya Jr., Austin native, dog lover, and inveterate sweet tea drinker, is a rising star in the world of wind band, percussion, and the marching arts. An active composer and arranger, Montoya received his master's degree in music composition, under the tutelage of David R. Gillingham, at Central Michigan University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in music composition from Texas State University and has studied privately and participated in composition master classes with Kevin Beavers, William Bolcolm, Cindy McTee, Kevin Puts, Russell Riepe, and Roberto Sierra. In a short time, Montoya has gained recognition for his contributions in the area of percussion and wind band literature. His first piece for symphonic winds, Danse Moods, qualified him to study with Mark Camphouse, David R. Gillingham, and Frank Ticheli as part of the National Band Association's "Young Composer Mentor Project," and was a 2008 recipient of the Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors Association, “Grant for Young and Emerging Composers” for his piece, Crystal Microphone. Additionally, his works have been performed at Avery Fisher Hall, The Midwest Clinic, the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference, the Percussive Arts Society International Conference, the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, and the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention. Montoya has been a consecutive ASCAPLUS Award winner for his body of work since 2004. Concurrent with his success in the field of composition, Montoya has quickly become an acclaimed arranger for the marching arts. He has been praised for his innovative approach to musical design, which he achieves while still maintaining the musical integrity of the original compositions. Bands using his arrangements have garnered accolades such as winning state championships, USBands State & Regional Championships, Bands of America Class & Regional Championships, as well as placing in state finals, Bands of America Regional finals, Super-Regional finals, & Grand National finals. He is also the wind arranger for the 2012-2013 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Prior to becoming a full-time composer and arranger, Montoya served as percussion specialist at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (Canton, MI) in 2006, Ronald Reagan HS (San Antonio, TX) from 2004-2006, and James Bowie HS (Austin, TX) from 2000-2004. During the summers of 2003 and 2004, Montoya was the composition department assistant and percussion assistant at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Montoya's music is published by Drop 6 Media, Inc. and his publishing company, Underwater Theme Productions. Montoya is an Artist/Educator for Innovative Percussion, Inc. and is a member of ASCAP and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Our Drill Designer is Mitch Rogers! Mitch is a well-known drill designer, marching instructor, consultant and clinician who has worked in the U.S, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. Mitch began his career as a high school marching band trombonist and continued at the University of Illinois, where he performed in concert and marching bands. Mitch performed with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps in the early 1980s. After graduating from U of I with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, he began instructing the Cavaliers and various Illinois and Texas high school bands in his spare time. In 1991, Mitch became the visual caption head of the Cavaliers and assisted the corps to two consecutive DCI visual caption awards and the 1992 DCI World Championship. In 1994 he wrote the Cavaliers' drill. In 2002, Mitch continued his drum corps experience as the program coordinator for the Santa Clara Vanguard. Mitch was the Bluecoats drill designer from 2003-2008 and he wrote the drill for The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2007-2010. Mitch works full-time as a drill designer, marching instructor and show design clinician. From 1992 to 2003, Mitch was the drill designer for the trend-setting Plymouth-Canton (MI) Educational Park Marching Band, a perennial BOA Grand National finalist and Michigan state champion. In 1999, Plymouth-Canton was the BOA Grand Champion. He also instructed the 1993 BOA Grand National Champion Spring H.S. Marching Band from Spring, Texas. As an instructor and designer, Mitch has been associated with high school bands throughout the United States including Stephen F. Austin High School Band and Angels Dance Team (Sugar Land, TX) Center Grove High School Band (Greenwood, IN), Westfield H.S. (Spring, TX,) Langham Creek H.S. (Cypress TX,) Reeths-Puffer H.S. (Muskegon MI,) and many others. Since 1992, Mitch has been drill designer and visual caption head for the colorful and inventive Aimachi Marching Band and Color Guard of Nagoya, Japan. He travels to Japan each year to instruct Aimachi. The band won the All-Japan Championship in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2006. In 2001, Mitch also had the honor of spending five weeks in Thailand teaching one of his designs to the St. Paul Convent School Marching Band of SriRacha, Thailand, winner of the prestigious 2001 Yamaha Marching Band Competition. Mitch has designed for several other bands in Thailand. Mitch was invited to Singapore by the Deyi Secondary School Marching Band, the 2008 Champion of the Singapore Youth Festival marching competition, the country’s premier marching band championship. He traveled to Singapore in 2008 and 2009 to teach marching fundamentals, show design, drill design, rehearsal techniques and more. In 2010, marching one of Mitch’s designs, Deyi once again captured the top spot at the Singapore Youth Festival. Guardians partner with Identity Winterguard to found a new nonprofit organization "Independent Creative Arts Network" or "iCAN" Over the past year, Johnathan Doerr, director of the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps, and Jaime Martinez, director of Identity Winterguard, have been steadily working on forming a new nonprofit organization in Central Texas that will serve as a beacon for the visual and performing arts in the region. This effort has been in the making for many months as the pair began searching for a trustworthy and business-minded board of directors. After many months of hard work and planning, the new organization “Independent Creative Arts Network” or “iCAN” has been formed. The Guardians are in their second year of operation, first year of affiliation with Open Class pending their evaluation. The Guardians have settled themselves in the diverse town of Seguin, TX. This decision has been very beneficial to the Guardians. Local businesses and other nonprofits in the area have gathered behind Guardians and helped establish funding sources, such as bingo, in the area as well as help supply Guardians with housing and volunteer manpower. “The collaborative efforts of Identity and Guardians have been very exciting. I firmly believe that we are moving towards a bright future as we look to further the longevity of both groups,” says the director of the Guardians, Johnathan Doerr. “Jaime has become a great friend of mine as well as a wise mentor. Jaime and the Identity organization has a vision for iCAN that is in accord with my own, and I couldn’t think of a better individual or organization to work with to establish this new nonprofit business.” 2014 marks the 7th season of Identity and their winter programs. Identity is a 2013 Independent A Class Finalist and the 2013 Independent Open World Champions. As champions, Identity's top team has been promoted to WGI's World Class designation. Jaime Martinez, director for Identity, had this to say about the new partnership. "With our continued tradition of excellence, the search was on to build a relationship with a like-minded organization to help bring Identity to a more secure financial situation. Having the same competitive goals was important, but more important was teaming with a group that is professional, educational, and has the same organizational goals. Johnathan Doerr and the Guardians have shown to be that organization and we are excited to grow together." Guardians and Identity have both seen success throughout this time of economic stress and believe that merging the organizations under the new nonprofit business will yield very positive results. Each organization is an asset to their area and has connections that will push each other towards a future of longevity, successful business practices, and most importantly, a truly superior visual and performing arts experience. Corps Director, Johnathan Doerr, is ecstatic for everything that has been happening behind the scenes with Guardians as they prepare for open class. Watch out for the Guardians this summer as they request to go on a southern tour under Drum Corps International's "open class" division. Doerr feels that the Guardians have an all star staff that looks to boost the Guardians' performance level to a whole new level. For more information, visit www.guardiansdbc.org or email guardiansdbc@gmail.com
  12. The Hawthorne Caballeros Announce their 2014 show "ENTRAPMENT!" Enter the world of the Temptress, as the Caballeros bring you "ENTRAPMENT!" Following an incredible 2013 season, the Hawthorne Caballeros are back with the next installment of high energy, heart pounding passion that can only be the Caballeros. With a continuation of their 2013 program, the Corps will take you on a journey of Seduction and Pursuit fueled by the character and Hypnotic energy of the award winning Caballero Colorguard. Led by program coordinator Cliff Bialkin, the 2014 program will feature original music by Key Poulan and Rob Ferguson, and will be visually brought to life by drill writer Drew Farmer and colorguard designer Bobbey Biddle and Matthew Hurley. Join us for our Open House for 2014. Lincoln Middle School, in Hawthorne, New Jersey, will be the site of the two day event that will be held on November 30 and December 1, 2013. There is a $25.00 registration fee for returning members and $50.00 for new applicants. These funds will be applied to your dues if you make the 2014 Caballeros. For further details and warm-up packages for each of the sections, stop by our web site www.cabs.org register for open house and we will send you the latest news and information. There are openings in all sections and behind the scenes too. We hope you join us!
  13. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2013. If you LOVE TO PERFORM AND ENTERTAIN and want to be part of a high velocity, intensity-packed brass and percussion-driven marching program, the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is the place for you! The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ Open House will take place: Date/Time: November 23rd, 2013 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley-west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ We are very excited about the extraordinary team that we have put together for the Skyliners’ return to the field of competition for the 2014 season. The Skyliners relocated to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area, and most of our instructional staff live and teach locally. The Skyliners’ 2014 Brass Arranger is Rob Stein. Percussion Arranger/Caption Head is Eric Boylan, with Ashley Eden as Front Ensemble Technician, and Brendan Carter as Bass Drum Technician. Adam Burdett is the Skyliners’ Visual Designer. Scott Carey and Mark Murphy have joined the Skyliners as Brass Technicians. Skyliners Director Larry Carbonell will be coordinating the brass caption. Skyliners’ Show Coordinator is Bob Fizette. View our Staff Bios at http://www.skylinersdbc.org/Staff-Admin.html. We invite you to be a part of something exciting that is new and old, and help bring this celebrated drum corps back into the field of competition. No stock charts, more affordable dues than other corps, and an after school/work and weekend experience you will not forget! Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, email Larry Carbonell at info@skylinersdbc.org.
  14. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2013. If you LOVE TO PERFORM AND ENTERTAIN and want to be part of a high velocity, intensity-packed brass and percussion-driven marching program, the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is the place for you! The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ Open House will take place: Date/Time: November 23rd, 2013 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley-west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ We are very excited about the extraordinary team that we have put together for the Skyliners’ return to the field of competition for the 2014 season. The Skyliners relocated to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area, and most of our instructional staff live and teach locally. The Skyliners’ 2014 Brass Arranger is Rob Stein. Franko Robinson will be the Skyliners' Visual Caption Head, and Michele Fadden is the Color Guard Tech. Percussion Arranger/Caption Head is Eric Boylan, with Ashley Eden as Front Ensemble Technician, and Brendan Carter as Bass Drum Technician. Adam Burdett is the Skyliners’ Visual Designer. Scott Carey and Mark Murphy have joined the Skyliners as Brass Technicians. Skyliners Director Larry Carbonell will be coordinating the brass caption. Skyliners’ Show Coordinator is Bob Fizette. View our Staff Bios at http://www.skylinersdbc.org/Staff-Admin.html. We invite you to be a part of something exciting that is new and old, and help bring this celebrated drum corps back into the field of competition. No stock charts, more affordable dues than other corps, and an after school/work and weekend experience you will not forget! Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, email Larry Carbonell at info@skylinersdbc.org.
  15. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2013. If you LOVE TO PERFORM AND ENTERTAIN and want to be part of a high velocity, intensity-packed brass and percussion-driven marching program, the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is the place for you! The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ Open House will take place: Date/Time: November 23rd, 2013 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley-west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ We are very excited about the extraordinary team that we have put together for the Skyliners’ return to the field of competition for the 2014 season. The Skyliners relocated to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area, and most of our instructional staff live and teach locally. The Skyliners’ 2014 Brass Arranger is Rob Stein. Percussion Arranger/Caption Head is Eric Boylan, with Ashley Eden as Front Ensemble Technician, and Brendan Carter as Bass Drum Technician. Adam Burdett is the Skyliners’ Visual Designer. Scott Carey and Mark Murphy have joined the Skyliners as Brass Technicians. Skyliners Director Larry Carbonell will be coordinating the brass caption. Skyliners’ Show Coordinator is Bob Fizette. View our Staff Bios at http://www.skylinersdbc.org/Staff-Admin.html. We invite you to be a part of something exciting that is new and old, and help bring this celebrated drum corps back into the field of competition. No stock charts, more affordable dues than other corps, and an after school/work and weekend experience you will not forget! Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, email Larry Carbonell at info@skylinersdbc.org.
  16. EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT from the Jim Ott Brass Ensemble: http://jimottbrass.org/2013/11/01/jim-ott-brass-ensemble-plans-for-dci-2015/
  17. After a very successful informational meeting last month, the Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps is set to begin monthly Spin Camps for interested colorguard members. The first camp will be on November 9th from 10:00 to 4:00. There are no membership or financial requirements to attend these events. More information including directions and a copy of the member handbook can be found on our newly updated website at http://www.conquistadors.webs.com/. Information about upcoming drumline events will be released soon.
  18. The World Famous Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to announce that the creative team for the 2014 campaign has been chosen. Plans and designs for the upcoming year are well under way! The Staff will be lead by our Program and Show Coordinator Cliff Bialkin. He will be assisted by “World Drum Corps Hall of Fame” member, Lou Stork. Both bring a lifetime of leadership and experience to the team. Key Poulan returns as the Brass Arranger for 2014. One of the best known names in marching music today, Key has been a successful writer in both the DCI Ranks with the World Class Santa Clara Vanguard, the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, the World Class Glassmen, and most recently, the World Class Mandarins, as well as the DCA ranks with The Hawthorne Caballeros and many more. Rob Ferguson returns as the Percussion Arranger for 2014. He brings a wealth of writing experience to the team. As the writer/ arranger for the Matrix Indoor Percussion Ensemble and the Glassmen World Class Drum and Bugle Corps, Rob has been a great asset to the recent progress of the Caballero’s percussion program. Drew Farmer- Joining the Caballeros Design Team for the very first time in 2014 is Drew Farmer. Drew began his design career in 2003 and has designed full-time for the last 6 years for many successful marching bands, winter guards, indoor percussion ensembles, and Drum Corps throughout the United States. In 2013, he was the drill designer for the Mandarins World Class Drum and Bugle Corps. Drew is also the principle visual designer for Key Poulan Music. We welcome Drew to the Caballeros Design Team! For additional information on Drew please feel free to view his website www.drewfarmer.com The 2013 Best DCA Color Guard Award winners will continue to achieve excellence while moving in a new and exciting direction. In 2014 our color guard design duties will be shared by Bobbey Biddle and Matt Hurley. Both are masters at their craft. Bobbey Biddle has served as our Color Guard Caption Head for the past few seasons. In addition, he has worked with the Black Watch World Class Indoor Color Guard and many HS guards including Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS Marching band and Winter Guard. Matt Hurley brings years of color guard design from his years with Bridgewater/Raritan HS Marching Band, The Black Watch Winter Guard and The Jersey Surf World Class Drum and Bugle Corps. This is going to be one exciting color guard to watch! Interested in marching? Open House is November 30th and December 1st 2013 at Lincoln Middle School in Hawthorne NJ 07506 11am Registration 12pm Start Get in touch with us at m.ryan@cabs.org. or fill in the membership interest form on our website. www.cabs.org Open House Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8BPLwh8JiI Facebook Interest Group Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/404587579646723/ More Information about the Caballeros can be found on their website at www.cabs.org.
  19. http://www.arizonaacademy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=452:announcing-the-2014-design-team&catid=37:news&Itemid=94 Anybody take a look at their staff this year? Their design team alone is already killer. Crown's main designer and their music arranger, and one of the Blue Devils drill writers. That alone is a great start. They have a great visual staff coming in, brass staff is almost identical to previous years so the technique should be the same. Most of the perc staff is coming back, which means Ike is returning for his 3rd year, should be AWESOME! And the new guard staff looks very promising. I really hope they can bounce back from this previous season, the main excuse for the scores last year was the design, looks like the problem should be solved now. How do you guys think they will do in 2014?
  20. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2013. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is returning to the field of competition with a show entitled, “A New Dawn, a New Day.” Renowned for performing an exciting, entertaining, and crowd pleasing show, this year’s song selections will not disappoint our fans or members. The Skyliners have selected songs that contributed significantly to the history of jazz: “Feeling Good”, “Blue Skies”, “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “Round Midnight”, and “Caravan”. “Feeling Good” is probably best known for Nina Simone’s 1965 rendition. Simone was widely associated with jazz, and she earned the title, ‘High Priestess of Soul’. This Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse song was written for the 1964 musical ‘The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd’ and has also been covered by great performers such as Michael Bublé. The Skyliners have chosen Bublé’s swing version of this song to open their 2014 show. Expect to hear strong percussion, featured brass players, the rush that one would expect from this song. Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” was written in 1926 as part of the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy. “Blue Skies” was such an enormous success that history says that the opening night audience demanded 24 encores of this tune! It also it became one of the first songs to be featured in a talkie, when Al Jolson performed it in ‘The Jazz Singer’. Performers who recorded this Berlin song include a Who’s Who of the most famous singers in America. The Skyliners’ rendition will bring a contemporary feel to this jazz classic. “It Ain’t Necessarily So” was written by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and comes from their opera, “Porgy and Bess.” Notable performances of this song by the character Sportin' Life, include Cab Calloway on stage and Sammy Davis, Jr. in the 1959 film. While this is familiar ground – the Skyliners played Porgy and Bess before – the 2014 rendition will be bluesy and full of emotion and passion. “Round Midnight” is a 1944 jazz standard by pianist Thelonious Monk. Monk wrote this song when he was 18 years old, but did not record it until many years later. In 1946, Dizzy Gillespie added his famous introduction and cadenza for his big band arrangement, which proved so popular that Monk added it (albeit an altered version) to his own performance, making it a standard part of the song. One critic called “Round Midnight” a “darkly beautiful” ballad with an “after-hours” feel that manages to sound fresh and original decade after decade. JazzStandards.com noted that “Round Midnight" is the most-recorded jazz standard composed by a jazz musician. “Caravan” is a well known jazz standard made popular by Duke Ellington in 1936, and composed by Juan Tizo, a trombonist with Ellington’s band. Due to its ability to conjure up mental pictures of distant and exotic places, “Caravan” became one of the Ellington’s orchestra’s first efforts to incorporate influences from other cultures into its music. Dramatic percussion effects, a winding and meandering melody, and Latin American rhythms make “Caravan” memorable on many different levels. We invite you to be a part of something exciting that is new and old, and help bring this celebrated drum corps back into the field of competition. No stock charts, more affordable dues than other corps, and an after school/work and weekend experience you will not forget! Come to the Skyliners’ Open House: Date/Time: November 23rd, 2013 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley- west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org, or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, please contact Larry Carbonell at join@sky2014.org.
  21. The Hawthorne Caballeros proudly announce their Caption Heads for the 2014 Season. 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! Brass Caption Head - Russ Batsch 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 Rowan University for a BA in Music Education and a Minor in Special Education. He started his Band Director Career in 1996 in the Pompton Lakes 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. Mr. Batsch then took the High School position at West Essex Regional Schools and taught for 8 years. While there, his program won numerous awards for Marching, Jazz and Concert bands. Russ currently teaches with the Madison School District where he re-started the Marching program after 25 years. His other responsibilities include, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Senior Class advisor and Tri-M Honors Society Advisor. Russ is also the Wind Ensemble Director at Drew University. In May of 2010 he was the 5-6 Band Director for the Morris Jointure Band. Russ is married to his wonderful wife Jenn, who herself worked the souvenir table, and has 3 amazing future Cabs, sons Brady, Logan and the newest addition Austin. Color Guard Caption Head - Bobbey Biddle Bobbey Biddle returns as our 2014 Color Guard Caption Head. A Delaware native, Bobbey resides in Philadelphia, PA. Bobbey is the Director of the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and Colonial Middle School Color Guard programs in Plymouth Meeting, PA. During his tenure at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Bobbey’s color guard captured championship titles at the 2009, 2011 and 2012 Cavalcade of Band Marching Band Championships, 2010 and 2011 USSBA Nationals Championships, and the 2011 T.I.A. All Chapter Championships. Bobbey is also a member of the instructional staff for the legendary World Class Color Guard Black Watch. He adds to his accomplishments this season with the awarding of DCA's top guard for 2013. Bobbey’s performing background goes back to Middletown High School in Delaware and continued with the Apex Winter Guard, the University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band, the Visual Arts Production Company, and finally with Black Watch. Bobbey is a Musical Theater artistic director and has also been a long-time volunteer with the Miss America Pageant Organization. Percussion Caption Head - Marc Garside Marc Garside returns to the 2014 Caballeros as our Percussion Caption Head. Marc’s marching experience includes performance membership with Caballeros and Capital Regiment Percussion sections. Marc had been teaching competitive marching percussion actively at the high school level for the past 10 years. He served as the caption head and arranger for Shikellamy High School and currently is the caption-head and arranger at Williamsport High School in PA. Marc has also served as arranger and/or consultant for multiple high schools in the central PA region, including: Shamokin, Line Mountain, Mifflinburg and Montoursville High Schools. Recently, he was hired as the Program Coordinator for Penn State University's Indoor Drumline. Marc has also performed in the Susquehanna University Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble and Choir. He has studied percussion under Patsy VanKirk, Mike Ferlazzo, Greg Alico, Kevin Murphy, Gary Gill, Terrell Smith and Mike Schmidt. On his return to the Caballeros as Percussion Caption Head, Marc said, “I’m very excited to be back again for 2014. I look forward to continuing to build off of a very strong 2013 foundation, and moving this program to even greater heights of excellence this coming season. I’m honored and very humbled to be a part of this historic drum corps, and I am very excited to do my part to give the members and fans of Caballero Percussion a great 2014 experience!" TheCaballeros are excited to have Marc back in 2014. Visual Caption Head - Matt Young Matt Young is excited to return to the Caballeros family. Matt began his involvement with the drum corps activity as a member of the Caballeros soprano line in 1998 before eventually spending 7 seasons as a member of the corps, and is a former member of the DCI finalist Crossmen. Matt has also worked as a visual tech for the Parsippany Hills High School Marching Band, West Essex Marching Knights, and is currently an assistant director and co-visual designer (with his wife Diane) for the Madison Marching Dodgers. In Madison, Matt was instrumental in founding a new marching band program where none had existed for over 20 years including being responsible for developing a visual program from scratch. Matt earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a member of the renowned Minuteman Marching Band, and a JD from the Seton Hall University School of Law. Matt is currently an attorney at law in the State of New Jersey, and lives in Butler with his wife, Diane (a fellow Caballeros veteran), who will also be joining the visual staff. For information on Hawthorne Caballeros 2014 season Open house is on November 30th, 11 am Registration 12 PM Start time at the Lincoln Middle School in Hawthorne, New Jersey. (Practice will Follow Open House) Go to our web site: cabs.org. to join now and for more information about The World Famous Hawthorne Caballeros
  22. Pacific Crest has announced that DCI Hall of Fame member Todd Ryan will be joining their staff as a Visual Consultant for the 2014 season. Read more here In my opinion - another GENIUS move by the folks at Pacific Crest, as Todd is one of the very best in the business.