Staff

Board of Directors

Danny Sanchez

Chairman

Blake Adams

Vice Chairman

Analisa Zuniga

Treasurer

Ms. Analisa Zuniga received her BBA in Accounting from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2004 and moved back to her hometown soon after. She began her career working as a Staff Accountant at a small accounting firm in McAllen, Texas and later accepted a position as an Internal Auditor at a locally owned bank. While doing so, she worked on her graduate degree and in 2008 earned her Master's of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Texas - Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. A year later, she left industry and began her teaching career at PSJA Memorial Early College High School in Alamo, TX. Analisa taught business and accounting courses, including dual credit courses though South Texas College. In 2009, Analisa was reintroduced to the world of drum corps though a friend and began working as a volunteer for a new group from the Rio Grande Valley called Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps. She has been hooked ever since and worked ancillary jobs for the group including, grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking, driving vehicles, and tracking finances. In 2013, Analisa accepted a teaching position with HaysCISD in Kyle, TX and followed Genesis DBC as they transitioned out of the Valley and into Central Texas. She couldn't be more proud of the organization and its humble roots. Analisa is grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with Genesis and can't wait to see what's in store in the years to come. Analisa heads up the Administrative Team and has served as Board Treasurer since 2011.

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Jason Levin

Dr. Levin is the Assistant Principal at Tays JH in Katy ISD. Previously he was the Director of Fine Arts for Victoria ISD where he supervised elementary art and music as well as 6-12 grade, band, orchestra, choir, theater, dance, visual arts, mariachi, and guitar. Before coming to Victoria, he was Director of Bands and the Fine Arts Department Chair at Lamar Consolidated High School, the Assistant Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department chair at George Bush HS in Fort Bend ISD, the Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department chair at Estacado High School in Lubbock, TX, and the Director of Bands at Crosbyton CISD in Crosbyton, TX. Under his direction, the Lamar Band was named a finalist at the UIL Area Marching Contest and was twice named an area finalist in the TMEA Honor Band Competition. The Mighty Mustang Band has performed at Bass Hall in Ft. Worth, the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, and Carnegie Hall in New York, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Orchestra Hall in Chicago, IL. In 2018, the Lamar Consolidated High School Band was the largest program in Lamar CISD at nearly 300 students and the 6-12 grade “Blue Track” band program had grown to almost 800 students. Under his direction, the Estacado band tripled in size during his five-year tenure. On January 1, 2003, the Matador Band was selected as one of twenty bands from across the country to perform at the Nokia Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in 2004, his band represented Texas at the International Lion’s Club convention in Detroit, Michigan. While at Crosbyton CISD, he earned the first Sweepstakes Award in the 90-year history of the school and the concert band was selected as a state finalist in the Outstanding Performance Series, finishing ninth. He is also active in the community as a member of the Lions Club, the Katy Masonic Lodge, and the West Houston Shrine Club, where he served as the club’s president in 2008 and 2016.

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Tim Keaney

Mr. Keaney in an Account Executive with Dell Technologies OEM Solutions Group helping customers bring their own IP to market on Dell. He manages the south central US which is mostly Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding states. Previously, he ran Business Development for the Retail vertical within Dell OEM Solutions Group. Tim is also a Subject Matter Expert around desktop virtualization and utilizing thin client technology and systems management. While his career has always been technology focused, Tim tries not to geek out too often (unless it’s my new barrel smoker and smoked meats). In addition to being the world’s slowest distance runner, Tim has recently become very focused on personal fitness and health. He hails from Boston, has lived in LA and settled in Austin, but maintains obsessions with all things Boston Sports. Tim is also an avid drum corps enthusiast and is said to sing too often in front of his kids.

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John Filippone

Alumni Chair

John Filippone is a proud alumnus of our brass and conducting programs. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in computer science, he started his career in Boston at IBM as a software engineer. He now works at a start up in the finance tech space called LiquidX as a software engineer specialized in blockchain technology.

John is currently involved in a number of initiatives that bring alumni back into the fold to expand the offerings of our organization. Most notably, he has spearheaded our conducting and leadership program, bringing in our drum major alumni to put together a curriculum for our conductor auditions and a series of conducting/leadership clinics for high school drum majors.

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Administrative

Chris Magonigal

Chief Executive Officer/Founder

Chris Magonigal was born in Killeen TX and is the product of being a true military brat. After graduating from Ellison HS Magonigal chose to pursue drum corps prior to attending college and thus began the crazy journey to Genesis.

A member of the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps from 1992-1994, Magonigal saw first hand the enriching benefits and life lessons that drum corps can provide young people. It was during these summers that Magonigal made a promise to himself that, if given the opportunity, he would dedicate his lifes work to bringing a championship caliber drum corps organization to the state of Texas.

A budding entrepreneur during his time at Texas Tech University, Magonigal was always seeking the ability to create his own path. While working for the newly formed Cingular Wireless as Director of Sales from 2001-2006 Chris founded his first business, Magonigal Photography in 2001, specializing in the field of event and sports photography.

During this time Magonigal also invested in the mobile technology field through a chain of retail locations throughout West Texas. Upon sale of those investments Magonigal began working with Sony Mobile Communications as Director of Marketing and investing in small business opportunities. In 2004 he was asked to consult with the then Texas based Revolution Drum Corps in the areas of business and educational content. This experience rekindled his love and passion for the drum corps activity and the desire to return to his lifes dream of bringing a quality drum corps organization rooted in Texas. After working with several drum corps organizations over the next 5 years the opportunity arose in 2009 for Magonigal to make a choice... get out of the activity and focus on his career or give up everything and start a nonprofit drum corps organization. He, of course, chose the latter and thus began the story of Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps.

Chris Magonigal is the driving force behind the Genesis brand and the position of the organization in serving the arts community of Austin. In 2013 Magonigal was awarded Director of the Year by his DCI peers and continues to be focused full time on the Genesis organization.

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Charles Aguillon

Corps Director

Charles Aguillon is entering his 29th year as an educator. He has been a classroom teacher, department chair, campus administrator, district administrator and for the past 7 years has served as Director of Fine Arts and Academic Enrichment for the Lake Travis Independent School District in Austin, Texas. In this position, he serves over 11,000 students and staff over 11 campuses. His previous positions were in the Georgetown and San Marcos school districts. Mr. Aguillon is a graduate of Texas State University-San Marcos where he received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education. While at Texas State, he was Drum Major of the Bobcat Marching Band and Assistant Conductor of the Wind Ensemble. Additionally, he has a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of Phoenix as well as having completed all coursework for a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He has his Superintendent Certification from Lamar University. As an educator, Mr. Aguillon’s Georgetown High School Band program was recognized on the state and national levels and appeared at the UIL State Marching Band Contest and the Music for All National Concert Band Festival. He is in frequent demand as an adjudicator and clinician for the University Interscholastic League and US Bands. His work in the marching arts includes being on staff for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps from Casper, Wyoming and his current position as Director of Education for Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps from Austin, Texas. Active in the field of education, Mr. Aguillon is a regular presenter for conferences such as the Texas Fine Arts Summit, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas ASCD, and the Texas Association of School Boards. He is a statewide trainer for the Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA) and is an author of the Arts and Digital Literacy courses sponsored by the Texas Cultural Trust. Mr. Aguillon has served on the faculties of Texas State University and Southwestern University teaching in the field of the marching arts. Mr. Aguillon and his wife, Vanessa, reside in the Lake Travis area. Their son Noah is a music education major at Texas Lutheran University and son Brandon is a music performance major at Southern Methodist University. Both are graduates of Lake Travis High School.

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Analisa Zuniga

Chief Financial ​Officer

Ms. Analisa Zuniga received her BBA in Accounting from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2004 and moved back to her hometown soon after. She began her career working as a Staff Accountant at a small accounting firm in McAllen, Texas and later accepted a position as an Internal Auditor at a locally owned bank. While doing so, she worked on her graduate degree and in 2008 earned her Master's of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Texas - Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. A year later, she left industry and began her teaching career at PSJA Memorial Early College High School in Alamo, TX. Analisa taught business and accounting courses, including dual credit courses though South Texas College. In 2009, Analisa was reintroduced to the world of drum corps though a friend and began working as a volunteer for a new group from the Rio Grande Valley called Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps. She has been hooked ever since and worked ancillary jobs for the group including, grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking, driving vehicles, and tracking finances. In 2013, Analisa accepted a teaching position with HaysCISD in Kyle, TX and followed Genesis DBC as they transitioned out of the Valley and into Central Texas. She couldn't be more proud of the organization and its humble roots. Analisa is grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with Genesis and can't wait to see what's in store in the years to come. Analisa heads up the Administrative Team and has served as Board Treasurer since 2011.

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Danny Sanchez

Director of Community Development

Daniel Sanchez is a live performance and session musician living in Austin, TX. His performance credits include work with Wynton Marsalis (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra), Dan Nimmer (JLCO), Veronica Swift (Mack Avenue Recording Artist), Andre Hayward (JLCO), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean), Alan Haynes (Texas Blues Legend), Douglas Lawrence (Count Basie Orchestra), Kenny Williams (The Lion King), Ron Wilkins (Birdland Big Band) and more.

Daniel attended The Texas Tech University School of Music where he performed with a number of ensembles including the Grammy nominated Jazz Ensemble 1, and The Goin’ Band From Raiderland from 1994 to 1997. He received degrees in Music Education and Music Performance and was a member of The Goin’ Band From Raiderland from 1994 to 1997. Additionally he marched with The 1997 Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps from Milwaukee, WI.

Originally from Atlanta, GA and raised in Lubbock, TX, Daniel moved to New York City in 2001 and returned to Texas in 2009. He has served as a guest performer, clinician, and educator for a number of high schools and collegiate institutions while living once again in Texas. This includes working with Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps since 2013.

Additionally, Daniel works at The A&F Drum Company, and serves regularly at NorthPoint Church.

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John Filippone

Leadership and Conducting Program Coordinator

John Filippone is a proud alumnus of our brass and conducting programs. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in computer science, he started his career in Boston at IBM as a software engineer. He now works at a start up in the finance tech space called LiquidX as a software engineer specialized in blockchain technology.

John is currently involved in a number of initiatives that bring alumni back into the fold to expand the offerings of our organization. Most notably, he has spearheaded our conducting and leadership program, bringing in our drum major alumni to put together a curriculum for our conductor auditions and a series of conducting/leadership clinics for high school drum majors.

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Daleth Salas

Member Health Coordinator/Tour Admin

Daleth Salas was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. After graduating from Port Isabel High School, she relocated to San Marcos, Tx where she achieved a Bachelor’s of General Studies with minors in psychology, public health, and coaching from Texas State University.

Daleth started at Genesis in 2014 and aged out in 2018 from the colorguard section. While marching, she spent 4 seasons on the leadership team of Genesis. After her age out, she spent the 2019 season as a volunteer on the food truck.

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Ben Allgood

Kitchen Manager

Benjamin Allgood was born in Blue Mound, IL and later relocated to Laguna Vista, Texas where he graduated from Port Isabel High School. After moving to San Marcos, Texas, he found a career in the culinary world as a chef.

Benjamin marched 6 seasons (2012-2016, 2018) as a mellophone player and 1 season as a drum major (2017). Soon after aging out in 2018, he took on the role of kitchen manager for Genesis in 2019 and return for the 2021 season.

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Cody Bliss

Health and Wellness Manager

Meet Cody Bliss! Cody is serving as the Health & Wellness program director for the 2020-2021 season. Cody marched 6 seasons with Genesis from 2013-2018 on Baritone and Euphonium. After Graduating with a degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in 2019, Cody now attends the University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy in San Antonio and will graduate with his DPT in December 2022.

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Pranav Chary

Alumni Manager

Pranav is a proud alumnus of Genesis DBC who hails from the Rio Grande Valley region in South Texas. Upon graduating from Sharyland High School, he attended the University of North Texas in Denton, TX to pursue an electrical engineering degree. During his time in college, Pranav spent 3 seasons (2011, 2013, 2014) as a member of the Baritone section. After finishing his age-out season in 2014, he completed his bachelor’s degree at UNT and went on to begin a career in software development.

Pranav currently resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex where he is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration while working as a senior software developer for a security technology company. In his free time, he enjoys listening to and creating music, watching sports, making art through different media, and working on Genesis alumni-related projects.

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TBD

Media Manager

Creative

Chris Magonigal

Program Coordinator

Key Poulan

Music Supervisor/Brass Creative

Key Poulan is a composer and arranger with an expertise in the marching arts. He has composed and/or arranged for the world’s most famous drum corps including the Santa Clara Vanguard, Mandarins, Genesis, Glassmen, Spirit of Atlanta, Cascades, Spartans, Fusion Core, Hurricanes, Caballeros, Sunrisers, Raiders, Millennium (Italy), Juliana (Netherlands), Siamyth (Thailand), Star United and the Mass Brass Mini Corps.

He is currently on the design team for the Virtual Arts Indoor Winds Program through WGI and was the wind arranger for the WGI group Chromium Winds (The Cavaliers) and won back-to-back Gold Medals in their first 2 years of existence.

As the owner of Key Poulan Music, he has been recognized as one of the country’s top arrangers and composers in the area of contemporary marching band, has several concert band works to his credit. His marching band arrangements have won several national titles at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Championships. His works have won many state titles throughout the United States and have been performed around the world.

Key Poulan graduated from Marshall High School in Marshall, Texas in 1980 after starting band in Lindale Texas. Key received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from East Texas State University (currently Texas A & M – Commerce) in 1985 and had the opportunity of studying under many fine educators including: Gary Hill, Dave Ward, Dr. Robert Houston, and Dr. Gene Lockhart. Key studied trombone under the late Dr. Neill Humfeld and composition with Dr. Ronald Yates and Dr. Margaret Wheat at ETSU. Key also credits his success to his mentors: Philip Geiger, Bill Watson, Eddie Green, Dr. Lawrence Sutherland, Dr. Gary Gilroy, Dr. Jerry Payne, Melvin Reddic, Hubert “Butch” Almany and the person who started him on trombone in the 5th grade – Jasper Huff.

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Michael Huestis

Percussion Design

Mr. Michael Huestis has been involved in music education since 1991 and has taught at Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, American Fork High School in American Fork, Utah and The Colony High School in North Dallas. In 2016 Mr. Huestis accepted a position teaching the Prosper Mighty Eagle Band in Prosper, TX. Throughout his career Mr. Huestis’ bands, percussion ensembles and drumlines have performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Music for All National Percussion Festival, MENC Biennial Conference, Bands of American Grand National Championships, President Bush’s inaugural parade in Washington D.C., the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and the Drum Corps International World Championships. Mr. Huestis was featured as one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” by “School Band and Orchestra Magazine in 2008. Mr. Huestis earned his Bachelor of Music Degree was from the University of North Texas and a Masters in Percussion Performance from B.Y.U.

A highly sought after composer and arranger, Mr. Huestis has served as the percussion arranger for Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps from Diamond Bar, CA and Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps in Austin, TX. His compositions are published by JKS Music, Rowloff, Key Poulan Publications and HuestisMusic Publications. Michael is the author of the classroom method, “Developing the Percussionist-Musician” which was developed for middle school and high school students.

Mr. Huestis has presented clinics and master classes at numerous state music education association conventions and universities. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, Jazz Educators Network and the Percussive Arts Society, where he served one term as a chapter president.

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Shawn Glyde

Percussion/Sound Design

Shawn Glyde’s approach to modern percussion writing for both indoor and outdoor competition (USA and Europe), has led to 100+ jr. high, high school, independent, university, and drum corps drumlines performing his arrangements and compositions every year since 2002. He composes percussion and custom drumline arrangements independently, as well as for XtremePercussion.com, GPG Publications, Key Poulan Music, and Jair Klarfeld Music.

Glyde has authored six drum method books, judges for WBA, CVGPC, PCJA and SCPA. Shawn is the percussion arranger and/or music coordinator for several marching music programs throughout the United States and Europe. He is currently Director of Percussion Studies at the newly constructed Clovis North HS Educational Center in Clovis, Ca. Shawn balances his musical life by teaching private drum lessons and recording cds as a contemporary jazz solo artist. For more info, check out http://www.shawnglyde.com

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Alyson Downs

Lead Guard Designer

Alyson Downs is a graduate of Casper College with an Associates's degree in Dance and the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's degree in Dance.

She worked in the Oklahoma City Metro for five years teaching dance with the Arts Council of Oklahoma City and color guard with Yukon High School before moving to Texas in 2019.

Alyson was a member of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps color guard for eight seasons, aging out in 2015. She served as a captain from 2013-2015 and received the Troopers Member of the Year award in 2013. Alyson also performed with Eclectix Independent Winter Guard in 2015.

Alyson taught the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps color guard from 2016-2018 and has been on staff at Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps since 2019, currently as the Color Guard Caption Head. She is also the Color Guard Director at Guyer High School.

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Bobby Jones

Drill/Visual Design

Bobby Jones is a Visual Designer and Program Consultant for a multitude of high school and university marching bands, drum corps, winter guards, and indoor percussion ensembles throughout the country. In the past, Bobby has been the Visual Designer and Caption Head for the 2006 Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps (Allentown, PA) and the 2007 Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle Corps (Hawthorne, NJ). Currently, Bobby served as the drill designer for the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps (Allentown, PA) in 2016 and 2017 Most notably Bobby has played an integral part in the success of the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps (Reading, PA) serving as Visual Designer and Caption Head in 2005 and from 2008-2011, and as Visual Designer and Program Coordinator from 2012 to 2020. The Reading Buccaneers earned the 2017 World Championship title, making that Bobby's ninth world title with the corps. Bobby has been recognized by his peers and colleagues for his accomplishments and contributions to the drum corps community with induction into the Reading Buccaneers Hall of Fame in 2014 and into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2016. Bobby also works as a freelance adjudicator, judging for multiple indoor and outdoor circuits across the country, including WGI Percussion. Bobby lives in New York with his wife Amy and pup pup Myron.

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Creative Consultant

Charles Aguillon

Brass

Arturo Cano

Brass Caption Head

Arturo Cano is entering his 13th year as a staff member at Genesis DBC. Serving in several roles since our organization was founded including taking on the role as Brass Caption Head during our World Class transitional season in 2016 and as an Assistant Director and Staff Coordinator in 2021. Art has been a key member of our organization and its growth. Art is currently the Head Band Director at Stephen F. Austin Middle School in the PSJA school district, having served in that role for the past 10 years. A native of the Mission Texas, Art holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Texas A&M Kingsville and has been influential in the jazz programs all across the valley. Art is recognized as a valued trombone teacher and player in his community and continues to pursue opportunities to perform and teach at various levels. Art and his wife Cathy recently welcomed their first son Roman into the world in October and and enjoy spending time with their family including thier three dogs, Murphy, Eddie and Bella.

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Frank Solis

Assistant Caption Head

Frank Solis is originally from La Joya Texas and has been with the Genesis program since our first season in 2010. As a founding Performer with our program, and most recently having served as Visual Caption Head, Frank has been a leading force behind moving the Genesis brass and visual programs to new levels. Working alongside Art Cano, Frank has been the voice of the Genesis membership and serves as the liaison between our staff teams and alumni. Currently Frank serves as a Foreman and team lead for an aquatic contractor in Austin TX and works with various bands in the Austin area in his spare time.

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Peyton Grover

Brass Educator

Mr. Grover is in his 3rd year as Assistant Director of Bands at Bastrop High School. A graduate of Texas State University, Mr. Grover has a diverse background in music. While at Texas State he performed with a wide variety of performance ensembles including the Texas State Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony, Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Orchestra, SONUS Saxophone Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. During the summers of 2017 and 2018 Mr. Grover toured in the Drum Corps International Circuit, playing Mellophone and Trumpet with World Class Drum and Bugle Corps, the Oregon Crusaders. Currently, Mr. Grover serves on the Brass Staff at Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps. Previously, he has been a member of the brass staff at the Arizona Academy. Mr. Grover also maintains an active status as a marching band arranger, and wind ensemble composer. Mr. Grover’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi

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Adam Mothersole

Brass Educator

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Robert Flores

Brass Educator

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Shaka Hawkins

Brass Educator

Shaka Hawkins is in his third year as Director of Bands at Victoria West High School. His duties include directing the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, assisting with the Symphonic and Concert Bands, and assisting with the middle school bands in the West cluster. The Band of Warriors has earned: 1st Place Class 5A Bay Area Marching Festival, Grand Champion Bay Area Marching Festival, First Division UIL Marching Contest, and 8th place UIL Area G Marching Contest Finals. The Band of Warriors Jazz Orchestra was awarded best HS Jazz Band Day 1 at the University of Houston Jazz Festival. Previous to Victoria West he spent two years as Assistant Director at Palmview High School and 5 years as Director of Bands at Shelbyville High School. Mr. Hawkins spent 5 seasons as a brass instructor for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, and also was previously a brass staff member for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Hawkins received his Bachelor of Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2008. While at SFA, he studied Tuba under Dr. Jefferey Schultz, Dr. David Kirven, and Dr. J,D, Salas. He also performed as principal Tuba in the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Fred. J Allen, principal in the Orchestra of the Pines under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Jacobson, and marched in the Lumberjack Marching Band under the direction of Dr. David Campo, performed at the regional ITEC conventions in Lubbock and Austin, TX, won the SFA Orchestra of the Pines Concerto Competition. He was an All-State Musician, and was awarded the UIL Outstanding Soloist award 2 times. Mr. Hawkins is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, US Bands Adjudicator, UIL Sight Reading Committee, and TMAA Ad-Hoc Marching Band Committee.

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Alejandro Cavazos

Brass Educator

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Luke Stoner

Brass Educator

Luke is incredibly excited to be returning to the Genesis brass team for the 2022 season! He is entering his second year as an assistant band director at Bleyl Middle School in Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, which earned the title of "Best Communities for Music Education" from the National Association for Music Education for the fourth consecutive year in 2021. Prior to moving to Houston, Texas, Luke was a lifelong teacher and performer in the Southwestern Ohio area. He is a 2019 graduate from Miami University of Ohio, with Bachelor's degrees in Instrumental Music Education and Marketing. Luke had the pleasure of student teaching at Centerville High School under the direction of Brandon Barrometti, where he worked with multiple high school and middle school ensembles, as well as The Centerville Jazz Band, who were 2019 Bands of America Muncie Regional Champions and Grand National Semi-finalists. After graduation, Luke became an Interim Band Director at Coy and Ankeney Middle Schools in the Beavercreek City School District for the spring of 2020. A lifelong advocate for music education and the marching arts, Luke began his marching career in 2013 with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. He marched for five summers until his age-out in 2017 where he served the corps as an assistant drum major. Luke has remained a staff member for several World Class organizations since, marking 2022 as his tenth consecutive season of involvement with Drum Corps International. Luke holds professional affiliations with Texas Music Educators Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

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Dillon Junkin

Brass Educator

Mr. Junkin is currently in his 2nd year as an Assistant Band Director at Alvin High School in Alvin, Texas. His responsibilities there include directing the Symphonic Winds and assisting with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic, Concert, and Yellow Jacket Marching Band. He also teaches the AP Music Theory course. Mr. Junkin grew up in Pearland, Texas, just southeast of Houston, attending Glenda Dawson High School. He then attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, receiving Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education as well as Music Composition. His primary instructors were Professors Will Strieder and Richard Harris as well as Doctors Joe Vandiver, Peter Fischer, Joel Pagan, and Eric Allen. At Texas Tech, Mr. Junkin served as a Trumpet Section Leader and Drill Instructor for the Goin’ Band from Raiderland, receiving the Outstanding Senior Award in 2019. He also served as the President of the Epsilon Pi chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon from 2018-2020. Mr. Junkin was also a recipient of the TMEA Collegiate Music Educators Award in the Spring of 2020. This will be Mr. Junkin’s 7th year involved with Drum Corps International. His first four years were as a trumpet player with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in the 2015-2018 seasons. He then joined on to the Genesis staff in 2019 as a visual instructor and returned in 2021 as a brass instructor. He is incredibly excited to return for his 3rd year with Genesis!

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Will Adams

Brass Educator

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Bill Hawks

Brass Consultant

Bill Hawkes is excited to return to the Genesis Brass instructional team after serving as a Brass Consultant in 2016 before joining the team at the Troopers DBC. A three-time DCI champion with the Garfield Cadets in 1983, 1984 and 1985, he was on the staff of the Crossmen from 1986-1991, and served as a brass caption leader, visual tech, recruiter, instrument repairman, and, unfortunately, occasional bus driver. During that time, the corps climbed from 21st place(1986) to 8th(1991). After a 21 year hiatus from DCI, Bill rejoined the Crossmen brass staff for the 2013-2015 seasons, closing his time there as assistant caption head. Starting in 2016, he has been a part of Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps in Austin Texas, serving as brass caption consultant. Bill’s other experience in marching arts and music instruction includes 9 years as music and visual instructor for the North Penn Marching Knights in Lansdale, PA and 30 years of brass teaching from the private studio to large church ensembles. He is currently conductor of the orchestra, wind ensemble and brass choir at Custer Road UMC in Plano, TX, where he lives with his wife and too many cats.

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Amanda Stevenson

Brass Consultant

Amanda Stevenson is the Director of Bands at Winston Churchill High School. Throughout her career she has instructed various students in music ranging from beginners to collegiate members. Her instructional experience extends throughout Texas including William H. Taft High School, Texas State University, Georgetown High School, Bowie High School and student teaching at Winston Churchill High School. Ms. Stevenson was the Director of Bands at Taft High School and served as Conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Director of Jazz Studies, Director of the Raider Marching Band and instructor of Instrumental Ensembles since Fall 2015. Prior to her time at Taft, Amanda was the Associate Band Director at Georgetown High School since 2007. Amanda has a strong affiliation with Drum Corps International (DCI). Formerly on the Brass Staff with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps and has served on Brass Staff for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, the Phantom Regiment and Visual Staff with Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps. Though her primary instrument is Saxophone, Ms. Stevenson played Euphonium with Capital Regiment and started her drum corps career on Baritone with Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps. Through these experiences, she has worked with many top educators throughout the country. Ms. Stevenson received her Bachelor’s Degree in All-Level Music Education from Texas State University in 2007. She studied Wind Conducting with John Stansberry, Howard Hudiburg and Dr. Rod Schueller. Amanda has continued a close relationship with the School of Music as the Texas State Summer Band Camp Coordinator for about a decade. Since her time at Texas State, Ms. Stevenson has had continued success with Superior Ratings at the University Interscholastic League Concert, Sightreading and Marching Contests. She has been a Texas Music Educator Association Clinician, has been the recipient on numerous grants for her programs and has achieved the Mark of Excellence in National Jazz Honors Award. Mrs. Stevenson is an active clinician, performer and adjudicator in the United States. Her professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters. Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota. Amanda currently lives in San Antonio, Texas where she continues to educate and instruct students of all levels.

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Anthony Crudas

Brass Consultant

Anthony Cruddas is a Texas-based Designer, Arranger, Instructor, Adjudicator & Clinician of high school, college, and world class marching bands, drum corps, and indoor percussion ensembles. Anthony most recently served as Educational Director and Staff Coordinator for the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps from Casper, Wyoming. He started with the Troopers in 2016 as a low brass instructor and served as Brass Caption Head for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. From 2014 – 2015, Anthony held the position of Brass Caption Head for the 25-time DCI World Class Finalist Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas. While on the Crossmen faculty, the corps returned to DCI Finals competition for two consecutive years, earning the highest 12th place score in DCI history in 2014 and an 11th place finish in brass performance in 2015. From 2011 – 2013, Anthony served as Lead Technician and Low Brass Instructor on the Brass Staff of the 15-time DCI Finalist Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps from Boston, Massachusetts. In 2013, the Boston Crusaders were selected to perform at both the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC and the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, Anthony taught the brass section of the DCI Open Class Finalist Revolution Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas in 2010, and has been on the Instructional Staff of Imperial Percussion Theater, a WGI Independent World indoor percussion ensemble from Houston, Texas. As an adjudicator, Anthony has served as an Ensemble and Individual music judge for marching bands in all classifications throughout the United States. Since 2014, Anthony has been named to the adjudication panels for the US Bands National Championship events. Anthony resides in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area where he works as a Project Manager and also maintains an active designing and teaching schedule. He holds an Associate of Arts in Music from Blinn College, has completed additional studies at Stephen F. Austin State University and is a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, the Texas Music Educators Association, the International Tuba-Euphonium Association and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

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Colorguard

Alyson Downs

Colorguard Caption Head

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OJ Reyes

Assistant Guard Caption Head

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Katrina Latshaw

Guard Educator

Katrina Latshaw started her marching career with the Steinbrenner HS marching band in Tampa, Fl. Katrina has performed in groups such as UCF Pegasus Open 2016 and UCF Pegasus World 2017 and 2020. She was a member of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps colorguard 2014-2018 where she served as leadership in 2016-2018, as well as a member of The Cadets colorguard 2019. Katrina now resides in Katy, Tx and is an elementary school teacher as well as a colorguard instructor with the Seven Lakes High School colorguard in Katy, Texas. This will be her second year with the Genesis Colorguard.

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Garnet Gilbreath

Guard Educator

Mrs. Gilbreath began her dance experience at studios in Wichita Falls at the age of 3. She began spinning and performing at 12 with Henrietta High School and went on to dance under the direction of Meghan Prior at Oklahoma Baptist University. Mrs. Gilbreath has also performed with Insignia World Guard and Black Gold World Guard and has competed multiple times at WGI World Championships. She has taught colorguard for over 17 years in 16 different programs and has traveled the US creating choreography for various high schools. She has served on the boards of North Texas Colorguard Association and ATX Winterguard. Under her direction, her guards have gained success at Bands of America, UIL State Marching Contest, NTCA & TCGC Championships. Mrs. Gilbreath also has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Midwestern State University and is going into her 6th year at Bastrop HS teaching Pre-AP English II.

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Leopoldo Navarro

Guard Educator

Leo will be serving his third year with Genesis guard educational staff for the 2022 season. His background includes guard teaching experience includes serving as colorguard tech and choreographer at Riviera High School, Carrizo Springs High School and Pearsall High School. He is an alumni of Carrizo Springs High School. Leo graduated from Texas A&M University- Kingsville with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in International Studies. He is currently a graduate student at Oklahoma University pursing a M.A. in Global Affairs. Leo is serving in his first year as a teacher at Pearsall ISD, teaching freshmen Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC).

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Marcos Vargas

Guard Educator

Marcos Vargas started his marching career at Roma High School in Roma, Texas. After graduating, Marcos marched Genesis DBC in 2011. He later went on to march two seasons with Identity Open Winter guard in 2012 and 2013, winning Independent Open class in 2013. Marcos continued his drum corps career with the Bluecoats in 2013 and 2014, winning the silver medal in 2014 with the classic show “Tilt”. Marcos has taught colorguard at various schools in South Texas, San Antonio, and the greater Austin Area. Marcos graduated with a bachelors of Science majoring in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has been an educator teaching English at both middle school and high school levels for 5 years. Marcos is currently the library/media teacher at George Wagner Middle School in Georgetown, Texas. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Information Science from The University of North Texas.

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Chris Cook

Guard Consultant

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Visual

Felix Hernandez

Visual Caption Head

Felix Hernandez is currently the director of bands in Taft ISD and resides with his wife, Virginia, and his 2 children in Corpus Christi, TX. In his 15 years as a music educator, Felix has taught at multiple schools in the South Texas area and has guided the band programs to multiple trips to the Texas State Marching Contest, countless Sweepstakes awards and to multiple runner-up positions in the State Honor Band process. Felix is a product of Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi, TX and upon graduation, attended college at Texas A&M University Kingsville where he graduated with his Bachelors of Music Education and is currently working on his Masters of Music Education. His performance credits include performances with renowned jazz artists such as Maynard Ferguson, Bobby Shew, Ed Shaughnessy, Bob Mintzer, James Moody, Ernie Watts, Peter Erskin, and Lou Marini. Beginning his drum corps career with the Crossmen in 2002, Felix has been active in the drum corps community ever since. His previous teaching positions have been on the visual staffs of Revolution, the Blue Stars, the Crossmen, the Academy and the Boston Crusaders. During his career, Felix has been a sought after clinician and adjudicator in the South Texas area and his professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association and the Association of Texas Small School Bands.

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Eugene Castellanos

Assistant Caption Head

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George Salinas

Visual Educator

George Salinas rejoins the Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps visual team for his 5th season and is also an alumnus of the corps. George is a native of Peñitas, Texas, a small town located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. He graduated with honors at La Joya High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Music with an emphasize in instrumental music from Texas A&M University - Kingsville. He is a former marching member of Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Currently, Mr. Salinas is the assistant band director at Edinburg Consolidated HS. Previously, he was a music consultant at several marching programs in the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley areas. His most notable project in the Coastal Bend was assisting the Santa Gertrudis Academy High School marching band to the 2017 UIL 3A State Marching Contest, only 5 years after the inception of its band program. In the Rio Grande Valley, he was an assistant to a WGI Winds Scholastic Open Class group who placed 3rd in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Salinas is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, The Cavalier Alumni Association, and the Genesis Alumni Association.

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Michelle Stanley

Visual Educator

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Veronica Salinas

Visual Educator

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Alex Jett

Visual Educator

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Noe Garcia

Visual Educator

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Marc Montellongo

Visual Educator

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Kylon Smith

Visual Educator

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Jerzain Bernal

Visual

Mr. Jerzain Bernal is currently the Assistant Band Director at Morris Middle School in McAllen, Tx. A graduate of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, he has experience teaching both concert and marching ensembles. While at UTRGV, Mr. Bernal had the opportunity to co-conduct the University Concert Band for three semesters with guidance from the Director of Bands, Dr. Saul Torres. In 2018, he participated and toured with World Class Drum and Bugle Corps, the Crossmen. Throughout the 2019 and 2020 indoor seasons, he had the opportunity to march with the WGI World Class Indoor Winds Group, UTRGV Winds. In addition, Mr. Bernal assisted a WGI Scholastic Open Indoor Winds Group during their 2020 season. Mr. Bernal is an active member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.

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Antonio Del Bosque

Visual

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Jordy Arevalo

Visual

Jordy Arevalo is currently a senior working on a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in instrumental music from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is a former marching member of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018. In 2019 and 2020, he performed with the WGI World Class UTRGV Indoor Winds group where they placed 3rd in its inaugural year. Previously, he's been a music/visual consultant in the South Texas area with Robert Vela High School for two years and currently consulting at Edinburg North High School. Mr. Arevalo is also currently a member of the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the International Horn Society.

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Percussion

Carlos Botello

Battery Caption Head

Carlos Botello began his DCI marching career with Lone Star Drum and Bugle Corps in 1995-1997 marching snare all three years. In 1999 he was an age out of Pioneer Drum Corps and In 2000, he also played snare in the Blue Knights WGI World Class Percussion Ensemble. Botello has been teaching drum corps since 2005 and has taught many groups including (Pioneer, Revolution, Blue Devils B, Colts and Mandarins).

Botello has marched and studied with percussion instructors Mickey Hartzog, John Wooton, Allan Murray, Brian Stevens, Doug Rosener, and Curtis Pierre. Botello holds a B.A. in Music Education from New Mexico Highlands University and teaches Percussion at Naamn Forest High School. He has instructed and arranged for many groups all over the United States. Botello is the owner and creator of the Left Hand Path Drum Book series which has 13 books under the brand. Botello is a Beetle Percussion Artist and is sponsored by Salyers Percussion.

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Nathan Siegel

Front Ensemble Coordinator

Nathan is an active performer, educator and composer. He earned his bachelors degree in percussion performance with a minor in jazz studies at Indiana University and his masters degree in percussion performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. Nathan has been involved in the marching arts for several years, performing with Vigilantes Indoor Percussion in 2014, Rhythm X (‘16,’17) and the Bluecoats. He now teaches the Front Ensemble at Legends Drum and Bugle corps. While studying at Indiana University, Nathan performed in a variety of ensembles including Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble and Brazilian Ensemble. His teachers include Kevin Bobo, Mark Ford, Ed Smith, Jose Aponte, Doug Walter, John Tafoya, Michael Spiro, Steve Houghton, Brian West and Stuart Spoon. Nathan primary specialties are solo marimba research and performance and Afro-Latin percussions throughout the Americas. A main focus of his keyboard research is dedicated to expansion of what is technically possible on the marimba as well as a focus on improvisation. Nathan hopes to instill the percussionists in Legends with a strong background in Afro-Musics of the world and a basic understanding of the freelancing percussionists, eventually expanding his educational reach to middle and high school percussionists. Nathan is currently pursuing a DMA in percussion performance and pedagogy at UNT where he is also a Teaching Fellow for the Percussion Department.

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Michael Segura

Percussion Educator

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Rosalinda Ramirez

Percussion Educator

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Eli Garcia

Percussion Educator

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Kevin Torres

Percussion Educator

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Miguel A Rodriguez

Percussion Educator

Miguel A Rodriguez resides in Laredo, Texas where he is an Assistant Band Director at J.W. Nixon High School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in School Administration. Miguel Rodriguez marched Revolution Drum and Bugle Corp from 2009 to 2011 then marched Blue Devils B in 2012. Miguel Rodriguez is dedicated to his hobbies and is extremely grateful to be part of the Genesis Drum and Bugle Corp Percussion Staff. He is ready to work hard and is dedicated to see long term success with the Corp.

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Kody Jones

Percussion Educator

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Evan Karley

Percussion Educator

Mr. Karley is a native of Austin, Texas and has served as one of the assistant band directors at Bastrop High School since 2019. He conducts the Concert Band and teaches the percussion section, as well as the percussion students in the Bastrop feeder programs. Mr. Karley is a 2018 Graduate of Texas State University, where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education while studying percussion under Bobby Lopez, Kari Klier, and Genaro Gonzalez. He also had the opportunity to perform as a member of the Wind Symphony under Dr. Caroline Beatty, Symphony Orchestra under Dr. Carolyn Watson, Texas State Percussion Ensemble, served as a section leader in the Bobcat Marching Band, appeared as a soloist with the Skin ‘n Bones Ensemble, and toured the country performing with Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps in 2016. In his free-time Mr. Karley enjoys cooking, hiking, and is an avid percussion arranger and wind band composer. Mr. Karley’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Percussive Arts Society.

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Adam Grant

Percussion Consultant

Adam Grant began marching in 1991 with the Spirit of Sunnyvale, a Sunnyvale, California based youth band. In 1993 Adam joined Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets bass line and in 1995 he marched with the Concord Blue Devils A-Corps bass line. Adam continued his marching career on snare with 1998-99 Mandarins and aged-out with the 2000 Freelancers PIW WGI snare line. Adam holds a MS Degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Stuart Spoon

Percussion Consultant

Stuart Spoon graduated from Texas A&M Commerce in May 2002. He has performed with such groups as UTA, Texas A&M Commerce, Lone Star Drum and Bugle Corps and Surround Sound indoor drumline. In 2000 Mr. Spoon was a part of the award-winning Texas A&M Commerce percussion ensemble, which won the call for tapes at the 2000 Percussive Arts Society and placed second in the drumline competition. Mr. Spoon has been involved in the drum corps activity since 1993; he has been with the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps from Milwaukee, WI, for over half a decade. Stuart has studied with such teachers as Dr. Brian West, Kenyan Wiley, Paul Rennick, Michael Varner and Mickey Hartzog. This summer he takes on the role of Percussion Caption Head for the Pioneer. He is currently at Arlington Lamar School District as the Percussion Director for the network, and has also worked with the drumline at Texas Christian University. This is his 4th year with the Pride of Lamar.

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David La Clair

Percussion Educator

David LaClair currently teaches percussion and jazz at Los Fresnos High School. He has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Percussion Performance degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Throughout his education, David has had the privilege of learning from Mr. Ken Green, KJ Stafford, Mark Eichenberger, Ralph Hardimon, Glen Crosby, Dr. Scott Harris, Dr. David Campo, Mr. Fred Allen, Dr. Jack Stamp, Dr. Michael Kingan, and Leigh Howard Stevens. David has been involved with the marching arts for over twenty years as a performer, teacher, clinician, judge and fan. On the rare occasion that free time presents itself, David loves spending it with his wife Kristi, and his kids Marco, Evelyn, and Liam.

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Raul Garza

Percussion Educator

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