Andrew Toth

AndyTothDesigner, The Cavaliers

Andrew Toth has been a member of the design team for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps since 1998 and was a member of the color guard for the two years prior. His other performance experiences include the Cadets of Bergen County (1993-1995), Emerald Marquis (1994-1995), Adagio (1996), and Pride of Cincinnati (1997-1998).

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Austin Greene

AustinGreeneMarching Caption Supervisor, The Cadets

Austin Greene is a professional drill writer and has been a member of The Cadets Visual Staff since 2011. He assumed his current role as Marching Caption Supervisor for The Cadets in 2014.

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Bart Woodley

BartWoodleyVisual Coordinator, The Cavaliers

Bart Woodley has been a member of The Cavaliers Instructional Staff from 1994 to 1995 and from 2000 to the present.

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Ben Harloff

BenHarloffBrass Technique Specialist & Instructor, Carolina Crown

Ben Harloff is a Brass Technique Specialist and instructor for Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, where he has been teaching since 2004. He is also a full-time teacher at Eastview High School in Apple Valley, Minn.

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Ben Maughmer

BenMaughmerPercussion Instructor, Blue Devils

Ben Maughmer is Associate Director of Bands at L.D. Bell High School. His duties include teaching percussion and wind band at the high school, and teaching beginner classes on both Bedford and Hurst Junior High campuses. Ben composes and arranges the percussion portion of the L.D. Bell marching band show.

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Bret Kuhn

BretKuhnPercussion Caption Head & Arranger, Phantom Regiment

Bret Kuhn is the Percussion Caption Head and Arranger for Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as the Percussion Coordinator for Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect, Ill. As a clinician for Yamaha, Innovative Percussion, Zildjian and Remo, he has traveled extensively across the United States, Japan and Europe. He is also a freelance drum-set artist in the Chicagoland area and has performed with Rich Matteson, Bobby Shew, Gloria Estefan and Nexus.

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Chris Alexander

chrisalexanderscvVisual Caption Manager, Santa Clara Vanguard

Chris Alexander is currently the Visual Caption Manager for Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.

His performing experience includes three years marching in the mellophone section and one as the backfield conductor of The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps from 2002 through 2005.

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Dave Mackinnon

davemackinnonBrass Supervisor, Bluecoats

Dave Mackinnon has held his position as Brass Supervisor of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps for 21 years. He brought a wealth of experience to the Bluecoats when he joined the staff in 1994.

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David Starnes

David-Starnes 470Designer, Carolina Crown

David Starnes joined the design team for Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps as a consultant for their 2013 championship season. He is also the Assistant Professor/Director of Athletic Bands at Western Carolina University's School of Music, where he directs the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band and the Symphonic Band.

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Denise Bonfiglio

Staff Coordinator, Santa Clara Vanguard

Denise Bonfiglio, a 2000 WGI Hall of Fame inductee, is an instructor and the Staff Coordinator for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as the Director of the the Santa Clara Independent World Color Guard, which has won the WGI Independent World Championship twice in the past five years.

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Derek Gipson

DerekGipsonBrass Caption Head, Bluecoats

Derek Gipson is the Brass Caption Head for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. He began his drum corps career at age 12 with Expressions Drum and Bugle Corps and later marched with Southwind. He culminated his years as a performer by spending four years in the Cadets of Bergen County.

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Derrick Shannon

DerrickShannonPercussion Staff, Phantom Regiment

Derrick Shannon is a percussion specialist originally from the Chicago-land area. He currently holds the Director of Percussive Arts position at Goshen Community Schools and is also the founder of DAS Productions. He is also a member of the Phantom Regiment Percussion Staff and a board member of the Midwest Percussion Cooperative which serves as an outlet for the advancement of percussion in the Midwest.

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Doug Thrower

dougthrowerBrass Arranger, Bluecoats

Douglas Thrower is the Brass Arranger and Composer for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps and a free-lance composer/arranger/trumpeter from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Thrower has been a brass instructor for the Bluecoats since 1992 and has arranged for the corps since 1997. He has instructed and arranged for many bands and drum corps including Troopers, Dutch Boy, the Kiwanis Kavaliers and the Canadian Knights (1986 Class A World Champions).

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Dr. Iain Moyer

IainMoyer squareFront Ensemble Arranger & Supervisor, The Cadets

Dr. Iain Moyer has been the Front Ensemble Supervisor/Arranger for The Cadets since 2009 and worked as a front ensemble technician for The Cadets in 2007 and 2008. In 2011, The Cadets won their 10th DCI World Championship and in 2013, The Cadets Percussion section received the Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion Performance. His previous DCI experience also includes arranging and instructing positions at The Madison Scouts, The Glassmen, The Crossmen, and The Magic of Orlando. In addition, he is also the Front Ensemble Arranger for DCA’s The Cadets2, as well as Cadets Winter Percussion (CWP) and The Muscles Shoals Concert Percussion Ensemble in the WGI activity.

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George Hopkins

GeorgeHopkins Cadets director 2014 cropDirector & Designer, The Cadets

George Hopkins is the Director of The Cadets and CEO and Executive Director of Youth Education in the Arts, a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Allentown, Pa.

Hopkins began his Cadets history as a Garfield Cadets' percussion instructor in 1979 after one year of teaching social studies in Pennsylvania. After being named corps director in 1982, Hopkins led the Cadets to four world championships from 1983 to 1987 and launched the Cadets Marching Band Cooperative (now USBands) in 1988. Hopkins has since led The Cadets to an additional six world titles, the most recent in 2011.

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George Wozniak

george wozniakBrass Caption Head, Santa Clara Vanguard

George Wozniak is the Brass Caption Head for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps and the former Brass Co-Caption Head of the Bluecoats where he taught from 2003 to 2011. With over 20 years of experience, Wozniak has been teaching in the drum corps activity since 1989. This includes positions with Magic of Orlando, Colts, Ventures and Golden Lancers. He is also a sought-after clinician, program consultant and adjudicator across the United States.

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Gino Cipriani

ginocipriani3Brass Caption Supervisor, The Cadets

Gino Cipriani is the Brass Caption Supervisor for the 10-time World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. He led the brass program to its World Champion brass titles in 2000 and 2005. Gino received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Education from the University of Mississippi. As a student at Ole Miss, he studied trumpet performance under the guidance of Dr. Charles Gates. He also had the great pleasure of studying trumpet under Roy Poper when he attended California State University at North Ridge.

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Glen Crosby

glencrosbyPercussion Technique Specialist, Carolina Crown

Glen Crosby is the Percussion Technique Specialist for Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps and has been a part of the marching percussion activity for more than 30 years.

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Jamey Thompson

Drill Designer, Phantom Regiment

Jamey Thompson is the Drill Designer for Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, a position he has held since 2011 and also previously from 2005 to 2007.

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Jarrod Huntley

JarrodHuntleyVisual Instructor, Blue Devils

Jarrod Huntley is currently a member of the Visual Staff for the 17-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Jeff Fiedler

JeffFiedlerDirector & CEO, Santa Clara Vanguard

Jeff was appointed to the position of CEO with the Vanguard in May of 2008. He is responsible for oversight of the performing groups, as well as the institutional advancement of the organization, which pertains to marketing, community relations, alumni relations and development. He also has oversight responsibility for special projects and initiatives.

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Jeff Sacktig

JeffSacktig by-PauloT 1 Visual Caption Supervisor & Drill Writer, The Cadets

A 2015 inductee to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame, Jeff Sacktig's contributions to The Cadets and to drum corps overall have been called legendary.

A soprano player in The Cadets from 1986 to 1989, Jeff was a featured soloist, horn sergeant and the first non-drum major to be named "Cadet of the Year." His fellow Cadets remember him as a great leader in both the brass section and the corps as a whole.

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Jordan Warfield

JordanWarfield selfieVisual Technician, The Cavaliers

2015 marks the sixth year Jordan Warfield has been a member of The Cavaliers Visual Staff after marching with the corps from 2001 to 2004 as both a tuba player and a conductor.

A native of the Twin Cities area, Mr. Warfield attended the University of Wisconsin - River Falls where he studied tuba and percussion.

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Justin Cook

JustinCookBrass Technician, Phantom Regiment

Justin Cook is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Central Arkansas where he teaches studio trombone, trombone choir, brass ensembles and low-brass methods.

Prior to his appointment at UCA, Mr. Cook was on the faculties of Tarleton State University, Eastfield College and the University of North Texas. He has also been on staff at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Mich. and is currently a member of the Brass Staff of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Rockford, Ill.

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Justis MacKenzie

JustisMacKenzieBrass Instructor, The Cadets

Before joining The Cadets Brass Staff in 2012, Justis MacKenzie marched with the Crossmen in 2007 and 2009 and Carolina Crown in 2010.

He received his Bachelor of Music degree with a Performer's Certificate in Tuba Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. While at Eastman, Justis had the pleasure of performing with the Emmy-winning Eastman Wind Ensemble and the internationally-acclaimed Eastman Trombone Choir. His more recent engagements include regular performances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Southern Tier Symphony, for which he serves as Principal Tuba.

In 2012, Justis was awarded the coveted Tuba Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival. He is active in the Houston recording scene and enjoys laying down backing tracks on tuba and trombone for artists from all over the country. He also enjoys gigging regularly with his soul cover band, DNA & The Midnight Groove.

As a music arranger, Justis has written for ensembles all over the country, including the nation's leading conservatories and music schools. His arrangements have been accepted by the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the University of Michigan, the Center City Brass Quintet, the Interlochen Arts Academy and many more. He also composes and arranges high school marching band shows (more information at

He currently resides in Houston, where he is pursuing a Master of Music degree at Rice University. When he's not practicing, performing or writing, Justis can be found exploring the wonders of Texas barbecue and talking sports with anyone who will listen.

Keith Dunton

keithduntonBrass Instructor, Blue Devils

Keith William Dunton is an International music clinician, freelance musician, and producer living in Los Angeles, Calif. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Music: Trumpet Performance from St. Olaf College and is a voting member of the National Arts, Recording & Sciences (NARAS) in songwriting, composing and engineering.

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Levi Chavis

LeviChavisLead Visual Technician & Brass Technician, Santa Clara Vanguard

Levi Chavis serves as the Assistant Visual Caption Manager of the Santa Clara Vanguard and a Brass Consultant for the Crossmen and Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps.

He is now in his second year as the Director of Bands at Reedy High School in Frisco, Texas.

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Marc Sylvester

MarcSylvesterProgram Consultant, The Cadets

Marc Sylvester returned to The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2014 season as a Program Consultant. He was inducted into the DCI Hall of Fame in 2001 in recognition of his lifetime of design and coordination experience and his profound impact on the marching arts. He is an innovator within the activity and helped create some of the most imaginative programs in history.

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Matt Harloff

MattHarloffBrass Caption Supervisor, Carolina Crown

After graduating from Indiana University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, Matt Harloff was appointed the Assistant Band Director for the Avon Band Department in Avon, Indiana. He earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Indianapolis in 2001.

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Mike Fanning

MikeFanningVisual Caption Head, Bluecoats

Currently the Visual Caption Head for the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, Mike Fanning has been an influential marching instructor for many years.

As a marching member, Mike marched 11 seasons of drum corps: six with the Bluecoats, one with The Cadets and four with the Emerald Knights.

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Mike McIntosh

MikeMcIntoshPercussion Caption Head & Designer, The Cavaliers

Mike McIntosh is the Percussion Caption Head and Designer for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. He is a graduate of Butler University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Composition.

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Paul Rennick

PaulRennickPercussion Coordinator & Arranger, Santa Clara Vanguard

Paul Rennick is the Percussion Coordinator and Arranger for Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps and the Principal Lecturer in percussion at the University of North Texas, where he has served on the faculty since 1991.

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Rob Billings

Color Guard Designer, Phantom Regiment

Rob Billings is the Color Guard Designer and Choreographer for Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. He is also the Artistic Director of the Oracle Performance Ensemble and the Director, Designer and Choreographer of the Opus X Winter Guard.

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Ron Hardin

RonHardinVisual Caption Head, Carolina Crown

As a designer, Ron Hardin is very active and closely connected with the pageantry activity. He has designed hundreds of programs for bands, drumlines, winter guards and drum corps.

Mr. Hardin is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the world, having done many clinics throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Since 1999, He has served as a visual judge for Winter Guard International, annually adjudicating for many circuits, regionals and world championships.

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Sal Salas

SalSalas2Color Guard Coordinator, Santa Clara Vanguard

Sal's career in the Pageantry Arts has spanned over 49 years, and has not only been diverse, but extremely successful in all areas. Serving as everything from instructor, to designer, to director, to judge, Sal's commitment to youth and excellence has seen no bounds. He is currently the Color Guard Coordinator and a member of the design team for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Scott Johnson

scottjohnsonPercussion Caption Head, Blue Devils

Scott's musical training began at the age of four when he began taking drum lessons from a local percussion instructor. At the encouragement of this instructor he became involved in the Drum and Bugle Corps activity. Before his fifth birthday, Scott joined the Red Knights Drum and Bell Corp. and later graduated to the Royalairs Drum and Bugle Corps. Scott remained with the unit until he joined the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps at age 18. He was a marching member in the Blue Devils snare line from 1976 through 1979. He became a member of the Blue Devil staff as a Percussion instructor from 1978 through 1989 and later rejoined the organization in 1994 as Director of Percussion and Percussion Arranger. Scott is also the former Percussion Arranger for Riverside Community College, as well as the arranger for Beatrix Drum Corp. from Holland, San Francisco Renegades Drum and Bugle Corps, and arranger for many drum corps and marching bands in the United States as well as in Japan.

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Tom Rarick

TomRarickPercussion Arranger & Composer, Bluecoats

In 2009, Tom Rarick assumed his current role as Percussion Arranger and Composer for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. He previously served on the Bluecoats’ staff as the Front Ensemble Arranger from 2002 to 2008. Prior to his involvement with the Bluecoats, he was a marching and staff member with the Cadets of Bergen County.

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Tony Hall

Tony has been involved in the pageantry arts as an instructor, designer, consultant and adjudicator for over 35 years. He has written countless championship shows for high school marching bands and winter guards across the United States.

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