From a Mystikal press release: Chad McCormick has been named Mystikal's visual caption head. McCormick has spent a greater portion of his life being involved with pageantry, playing both brass and woodwind he has continually expanded his performance venues. His first competitive marching band experience with Redlands High School eventually led to drum corps, when he spent three years with the Velvet Knights (from '93-'95) then aged out in '96 as a member of the Blue Devils. In 1997 he was invited to teach the Yamato for their first trip to the United States. Since 1993 McCormick has been involved with the Riverside Community College Marching Tigers (as a member from '93-'96, drum major '97-'98, and a visual staff member since '99). Having a unique perspective of the visual world, McCormick has continued a career in the visual segment of pageantry. The science of understanding and cleaning drill is rooted in McCormick's engineering background. He received a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering degree from the University of California at Riverside in 2000 and recently finished his master's degree in business. McCormick has taught for several award-winning high schools in the Southern California area, including Yucaipa High School, Redlands High School, Rancho Cucamonga High School, Etiwanda High School and Upland High School. In addition, McCormick has been apart of the Riverside Community College Winter drum line staff, helping them to earn a silver medal in 2004 and a WGI World Class Gold Medal in 2005. McCormick currently lives in Southern California enjoying life as a full-time applications engineer and part-time instructor.
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