From a Raiders press release: On Feb. 25 the Raiders of Wayne, N.J. announced that Ryan Mallen and Tom Dougherty will serve as the corps' drum majors for the 2007 Drum Corps International competitive season. Mallen is currently a freshman at Purchase College Conservatory of Music in Purchase, N.Y., studying music composition. Dougherty is a freshman at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. He is currently working toward a degree in music.
"We were very pleased to see the amount of people that showed interest in the drum major positions. Everyone came prepared with challenging music and positive and pro active answers to their oral presentation questions. It's very refreshing seeing this many people interested in the position. We were also impressed with the level of talent, maturity and musicality in all the students that auditioned," said Raiders' corps director Tom Maiello. Read more about Mallen and Dougherty on www.raidersdbc.org.
Tom Dougherty (left) and Ryan Mallen