From a Glassmen press release: Alan Mueggenborg has joined the Glassmen visual design team for the 2005 season.

Since his early drum corps days with the Sky Ryders from 1979-1982, Muggenborg has worked as an adjudicator, clinician and consultant for high school marching bands, winter guards and drum corps throughout the United States. He currently serves as the visual designer for The Woodlands High School in Texas, a 2002 and 2004 BOA Grand Nationals Finalist, and has designed drill for numerous championship bands, including Union H.S. (Okla.), Owasso H.S. (Okla.), Hidalgo H.S. (Texas), Lopez H.S. (Texas), Douglas County H.S. (Colo.) and Rosemount H.S. (Minn.). In addition to his wealth of knowledge in the visual arts, Mueggenborg also brings administrative experience to the corps, having served as the director of the Black Gold in Tulsa, Okla., from 1987-1992. He currently manages The Woodlands High School Winter Guard in Texas, which won the 2004 WGI Scholastic Open Class World Championship in San Diego. "I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally (officially) add Alan to the Glassmen family," said Brian Hickman, executive director of the corps. "Alan has been doing some great work across the entire spectrum of the pageantry arts for many years now, and will be a great addition to the Glassmen team."

In addition to Mueggenborg, returning to the Glassmen design team this year are brass arranger Robert W. Smith, assisted by Patrick Roszell; percussion arrangers Chris Hestin and Chad Heiny; and color guard designer and caption head Tim Newburn. "This has been a very busy and fruitful fall for the corps," said Hickman, "and with the majority of our instructional staff returning for 2005, everyone seems ready to move forward and get the season started. I have to admit, I am pretty excited at the stability and foundation of our teachers, and what that means for opportunities we can create for both the individual members and throughout the entire program." Pat Miller will return as visual caption head, assisted by Steve Collins, Shane Denu, Steve McCartney, Justin Presley, Reggie Adams, Steve Aylward, Dario Pallotta, Kevin Stahl and Todd Clevenger. Frank Williams will once again head up the brass caption, along with Dennis Laorenza, Dean Musson, Laura Lewis, Mike Lonesky, Scott Hamler, Mickey Stisher and Rob Cintron. Assisting Chris Hestin and Chad Heiny with the percussion caption will be Dave Nelson, Mike Thomas, Adam Brooks, Geoff Kolb and Steve Rodgers. Along with caption head Tim Newburn, the color guard staff will include Roman Montoya, Katie Williamson, Jodi Ames, Liz Oelgoetz, Andi Riggins, and the addition of Joe Heininger to the staff this season. Assisting Brian Hickman and continuing on the administrative staff this year is marketing director Beth Schindel; office manager Janet Ankenbrandt; tour director Rod Owens; and tour assistant Emily Tannert. For more information on the Glassmen and the 2005 season, including the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend auditions, please visit, or call the offices at 419.698.9775.