Sep 302019
 

Joe Sparks resides in St. Louis, Missouri and has over 17 years of educational experience in the marching arts.  As a performer Mr. Sparks is a former member of The Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps and Black Gold Drum Corps.  Joe is a former member of the “Razorbacks Band” University of Arkansas and “The Pride” Missouri State University.  Joe is a trombonist for a traditional jazz ensemble, Annie and the Fur Trappers.  ​

Mr. Sparks educational marching arts and pageantry experience includes Gold Drum and Bugle Corps 2014 open class finalist where he was acting Brass Caption Head.  Visual team member with The Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps 2004,2006 world class finalist.  Visual clinician for Teal Sound Drum Corps 2005 Division II Finalist. ​

In 2005 Mr. Sparks co-authored with Mr. Scott Bush, of the  B & S Basics,” a comprehensive guide to contemporary marching basics”, utilized by programs across the country.  Joe is a former visual team member of Marion Cadets Drum Corps 2002 Drum Corps World Magazine “most improved”, and 2003 Division III bronze medalists.  Mr. Sparks is the former Visual Coordinator for O’Fallon Township, Illinois high school band 2004-2008.  Mr. Sparks is currently in his 7th year as Program Coordinator for the Francis Howell High School Marching Band.  In addition to his work as an instructor Mr. Sparks is a freelance clinician and adjudicator.  

https://www.seattlecascades.org/single-post/2019/09/27/Seattle-Cascades-Announce-2020-Instructional-Staff

Sep 122019
 

Palmer is an instructor, music designer, drill writer and body movement designer for programs across the country. He has worked with a number of DCI, WGI, university and high school programs including Spirit of Atlanta, Cavaliers, Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, Colts and Glassmen.

O’Neill is a Houston-based color guard instructor and choreographer who has worked with the Glassmen, Troopers, Boston Crusaders, Madison Scouts and previously with Music City in 2018, as well as multiple high school and independent winter guards around the country. He also serves as the program coordinator for Eklipse Winter Guard in Nashville.

https://musiccitydrumcorps.org/2020-season/mcdc-announces-2020-design-team/

Sep 082019
 

Chad has been a passionate contributor to the pageantry arts since 1999, and prior to his current role at the Blue Knights, he arranged, coordinated, or consulted for several DCI World Championship Finalists including The Cadets, Spirit of Atlanta, Boston Crusaders, and Glassmen. An acclaimed percussion arranger, wind arranger, and program coordinator for high school and collegiate marching bands across the country, Chad’s work throughout the fall has won the hearts and minds of students, staffs, fans, and adjudicators. Accolades include many BOA Regional Championships, three silver medal finishes in Class AA at BOA Grand Nationals, and several state championship performances. He can also be seen walking across Heinz Field on game days as Creative Consultant for the Pittsburgh Steeline.

https://ascendperformingarts.org/blue-knights-announce-design-and-education-leadership-for-2020-season/
Sep 082019
 

We welcome Brian Greenleaf to the Seattle Cascades as our 2020 Color Guard Designer/ Caption Supervisor. Mr. Greenleaf has instructed the Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, the Black Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, the Cavaliers Drum and bugle Corps, and has served as the caption head for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Greenleaf is also the founding director of Black Gold Winter Guard.

https://www.seattlecascades.org/single-post/2019/09/06/Seattle-Cascades-Announce-2020-Design-Team