Visual

Mike Fanning, Visual Caption Head

As a marching member Mike Fanning marched 11 seasons of drum corps; six with the Bluecoats, one with the Cadets and four with the Emerald Knights. As a member of the Bluecoats, Mike was Contra Bass Section Leader for four years and was Horn Sargent ... | Read More

Jason Bentley, Visual Instructor

Jason Bentley started his drum corps career at age fifteen with the Bluegrass Brass Senior Corps, and then went on to perform in Junior Corps with the Crossmen and The Cadets. He began teaching visual with the Crossmen (2000-2002) immediately following his age out ... | Read More

Kevin Stahl, Visual Instructor

Kevin Stahl returns for his seventeenth season with the Bluecoats. He began his drum corps career with the Bluecoats, playing baritone from 1996 to 1999. In 2000, Kevin joined the instructional staff of the Bluecoats as both a brass and visual technician and served as the Visual ... | Read More

Sam Ambrose, Visual Instructor

Samuel Ambrose turns back-row tuba playing into frontline artistry, bringing high-caliber style to performances, outreach, and educational experiences. His sound supports a variety of ensembles, most recently with the Peabody orchestras and wind ensembles, as well as the Eastern Edge Brass Quintet of Baltimore, ... | Read More

Bob Medworth, Visual Instructor

Bob Medworth has been the band director at Northview High School (formerly Brazil HS) for 39 years. During that time his marching bands have been Indiana State Finalists 37 times and have won 9 state championships. His drum corps involvement as a marching technician and caption supervisor ... | Read More

Joe Roche, Visual Instructor

Joe Roche began his pageantry career in 1976 as a member of the Southern Tier Grenadiers from Binghamton, New York.  Joe then marched with the Watkins Glen Squires as a soprano player and snare drummer.   The next challenge for Joe was the Garfield Cadets as ... | Read More

Patrick Crowley, Visual Instructor

Patrick’s first drum corps experience was with the DCA Reading Buccaneers in 2006. He marched with The Cadets in 2009, 2010, and 2011 where served as Horn Sergeant in 2011 and received the Cadet of the Year award in 2010 and 2011. In 2013, Patrick was Visual Caption Head for the ... | Read More

Justin Johnson, Visual Instructor

Justin Johnson is originally from Ripley, TN and currently resides in Chicago, IL where he is the Director of Bands at Niles West High School. He oversees the marching band, symphonic wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert band, and the jazz ensemble. He also teaches ... | Read More

Steve Hopkins, Visual Instructor

Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Steve is from Edinburg, Texas but has been living in Austin, Texas since attending Texas State University in San Marcos. In his time in the Austin area Steve spent time as Visual Coordinator for James Bowie ... | Read More

Daniel Benton, Visual Instructor

Daniel Benton has been involved in the marching arts since 1991. He started being involved in drum corps as a lead soprano player in Southwind Drum Corps from 1993 until 1996. Daniel joined The Cadets of Bergen County in 1997 as a lead soprano, and aged-out in 1998 with ... | Read More

Leigh Hadjis, Visual Instructor

Leigh Hadjis began her drum corps career at age 11 as a color guard member of the Emerald Knights from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.  After marching several seasons with them and the Cardinals, Leigh went on to become a member of the Bluecoats.

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Julie Lilliquist, Visual Instructor

Julie Lilliquist is from the Portland, OR area and has lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest most of her life. She graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA with Bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and in French. During here time there, she played ... | Read More

Willie Veenstra, Visual Instructor

Willie Veenstra was born and raised in Cypress, TX but now lives in Austin, TX. Willie Veenstra started his drum career with the Bluecoats in 2011 until he aged out in 2015. As a member of the hornline Willie played trumpet from 2011 to 2012 until he stepped ... | Read More

Matt Skowronski, Sound Engineer & Visual Instructor

Matt Skowronski began his marching music career in 1998 as a freshman playing tuba for the Marian Catholic High School Marching Band from Chicago Heights, IL. After graduating he went on to pursue a multi-media career, studying music composition for film, audio post-production, and live ... | Read More

Jason "Paco" Nunes, Visual Instructor

Jason “Paco” Nunes currently resides in Florida, where he began his drum corps career with the Magic of Orlando (2003-2004). After finishing his performing career with The Cadets (2005-2006), he went on to continue his teaching career while building a thriving show design and ... | Read More