From the Seattle Cascades' Web site: Scott Boerma will be the Seattle Cascades' 2004 brass arranger.
Boerma is presently Director of Bands at Eastern Michigan University, where he conducts the Wind Symphony, marching band and teaches instrumental methods and arranging. Since 1989, he has been the music arranger and head brass instructor for the Madison Scouts.
"I am honored to be a part of the Cascades' design team. What an exciting time to be involved with such a great corps! I can't wait to get writing and get to know everyone on the team!" Boerma said. Boerma earned a master's degree of music education from the University of Michigan in 1991. He received his bachelor's degree in music education from Western Michigan University in 1986, where he studied composition with Ramon Zupko. He has recently completed partial study in the doctoral program at Michigan State University, studying conducting with John Whitwell. Boerma receives commissions to write music on a yearly basis from many high school and university marching bands and drum and bugle corps. Additionally, Boerma has arranged for drum and bugle corps and bands from Japan, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Thailand.