Drum Corps International
Corps news and announcements

Corps news and announcements

by Drum Corps International

Madison Scouts

Sept. 14, 2007

The Madison Scouts announced that Ramiro Barrera will serve

as the corps' program coordinator in 2008. He has previous experience as program coordinator for the Blue Devils from 1992-2004. The Scouts also have recently added Nick Williams as brass caption head. A director at the University of North Texas, Williams' most recent drum corps staff appointment was with the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2007.


Velvet Knights

Sept. 14, 2007

The Velvet Knights are pleased to announce the addition of Rich Hinshaw as the percussion caption head and Al Peralta as staff coordinator and recruiter. Other new and returning staff members include Clint Matsen, Sean McDermott, John Murray, Arwen Hernandez, Drew Gonzalez, Carlos Sanchez, Jose Iraheta and Joe Enriquez.


Blue Knights

Sept. 19, 2007

The Blue Knights announced that Andy Smart will assume the role of brass caption head for the 2008 season. Consulting with Smart and working directly with the members of the corps also will be Jason Buckingham. Smart replaces Joni Viertel-Perez who served as the corps' brass caption head from 2005-2007.



Sept. 19, 2007

The Bluecoats are pleased to announce that Rick Subel has been named color guard designer, choreographer and caption head for the 2008 season. Subel is well known for his work with high school, winter guard and drum corps across the country.