The Blue Stars announced the return of staff members Bradley Kerr Green and Donnie VanDoren who will lead the corps' brass program in 2009. Kerr Green is entering his second season as brass caption head. VanDoren comes back to the Blue Stars as head program consultant and brass advisor.
Read more at BlueStars.org.
Prepping for the celebration of the Cadets' 75th anniversary in 2009, the Cadets Alumni Association has started to form chapters within the organization to actively connect the group's 1,200 registered members and to reach out to lost alumni.
Read more at YEA.org.
The Crossmen announced that Darryl Pemberton will be back with the corps in 2009 to serve as visual designer and visual caption head. He will be assisted by caption supervisor Aaron Barnes and returning visual staff members Cheryl Lee, Tony Rideout, Brian Smith, Mike Clifton and newcomer Kyle Bourdon.
Read more at Crossmen.org.
The Phantom Regiment percussion section under the direction of corps arranger and University of North Texas lecturer Paul Rennick, will be among the featured clinicians at next month's Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). PASIC is expected to draw more than 7,000 drummers and percussionists Nov. 5-8 in Austin, Texas.
Read more at Regiment.org.
Entering his fourth season with the organization, Carlos Botello will return to Revolution as percussion caption head. Other percussion staff members Armando Garcia, Danny Garcia and Kenji Okobo will also be back to help lead the corps through its 10th anniversary season in 2009.
Read more at RevolutionYPA.org.