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.
He joined The Cadets Visual Staff in the early 1990s. Since 1982, The Cadets have known four drill designers, and Jeff has held that post longest, from 1995 to 2001, and again from 2003 to the present. He credits much of his inspiration to George Zingali and Marc Sylvester.
Jeff's drill often involves large, sweeping curvilinear forms, and he prefers a faster, riskier style with many exposed block rotations and pass-throughs. Supporters call him one of the leaders in drill design known to "push the envelope," and his work is now often imitated by other writers.
Jeff has been a member, instructor and designer for some of the greatest corps in DCI history. While mostly known for his drill writing for The Cadets through several world championships, he has also worked with Capital Regiment, Magic of Orlando, and others. He continues to contribute to The Cadets's success and is contributing his expertise and leadership to Cadets2.