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Hunt returns to Madison Scouts as visual caption head

Hunt returns to Madison Scouts as visual caption head

by Drum Corps International

From a Madison Scouts press release:

Veteran Caption head Jeremy Hunt will return to the staff of the Madison Scouts for 2005,according to Madison Scouts executive director Sal Salas. "We are delighted with the continued improvement in our visual areas," said Salas, "and we have Jeremy and his visual team to credit." Hunt, returning for his third season with the Scouts, previously served on the staffs of the Glassmen and Carolina Crown. He is currently visual designer for Page High School Band, the 2004 Division ll Tennessee State Champion. He is also actively involved with the design and visual programs of the Cordova High School Band from Memphis, Tenn., and the Mariner High School Band from Cape Coral, Fla. "While the 2005 team stresses continuity," said Hunt, "we've made sure there's a few new faces and perspectives."

Joining Hunt is Madison Alumnus John L. Scruggs. 2005 will mark his ninth year with the Scouts, first as a performer for four years, and later as teacher on the visual staff. A graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville,Tenn., he is the assistant band director at BOA finalist Seguin High School, in Texas. Sharing visual duties are Christopher La Pointe, Jason Palmer, John Howe and Erick Harris. Their combined youth and skill offer the combination essential for achievement at the highest levels of drum corps.

LaPointe, currently a candidate for a masters of literature at Old Dominion University in Virginia, is also returning for his third season at Madison, having marched three seasons at the Glassmen. Palmer, a noted percussionist and writer, studies at Middle Tennessee State University and is returning for his second year. He has been active in Winter Guard International with the Music City Mystique, and drum corps, including the Phantom Regiment and Santa Clara Vanguard. Howe, originally from Atlanta, is currently in the process of receiving his music education degree from Jacksonville State University where he participated in Spirit and the JSU Marching Southerners. He is a member of the professional music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia. With a degree in music education, Harris is currently the director of bands at Page High School in Franklin, Tenn. A former marching and staff member of the Bluecoats, he is returning to Madison for his second season.

Rounding out the Scout visual team are two recent Madison alumni, and a longtime veteran of Drum Corps visual production. Travis Peterson and Michael Zens bring the unique dynamic of Scout experience to their teaching. Residents of Indiana and Wisconsin respectively, both have used music education and performance as a springboard to staff membership. Joe Roche, who will serve as a consultant, currently works in the New York City area as an Army recruiter. Teaching at both the Cadets and Star of Indiana, he served as caption head for the former.

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