From the Cavaliers' Web site: Jim Ancona will serve as the new percussion caption head for the Cavaliers. Ancona is an assistant professor of music at the University of Delaware where he works with the Blue Hen Marching Band, is director of the basketball pep band and is co-director of the symphonic band. Ancona received his bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his master's degree in performance from Indiana University where he was awarded the performer's certificate. "We're elated to bring Jim Ancona to the Cavaliers, and I know he is excited to again be teaming up with Jim Casella, our new percussion arranger and composer. As caption head, Jim will have some new responsibilities with The Cavaliers, as he will oversee the percussion ensemble in the summer, as well as coordinate the winter and spring percussion instruction process. His ensemble abilities -- teaming with David Bertman (brass) and Sly Sybilski (visual) -- will definitely maintain and strengthen our overall ensemble approach. We're glad to have him aboard!" said Jeff Fiedler, corps director.
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