"I am thrilled to have such a group of experienced and successful educators on the team in 2012," said Atchison, who returns for his third year as Brass Caption Head. "We've invited some new talents to join us this season, bringing a fresh perspective and a wealth of knowledge to our solid returning staff. The level of excitement throughout the team is high as we continue advancing our focus on quality musicianship, performance and leadership."
Scott-Lee Atchison, Associate Director of Bands at Texas A&M Commerce, received his Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee and his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. He recently completed his doctoral residency at the University of Washington and will soon complete the requirements for a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting. Read more about Brass Caption Head, Scott-Lee Atchison.
Stuart Shulman, born in Las Vegas, Nevada, grew up and went to school in Arizona. He attended both the University of Arizona and Ottawa University, and holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education. He is currently in his second year as the Assistant Band Director at Forney High School in Forney, Texas. Mr. Shulman is also an active clinician, adjudicator, and show designer across the country. Prior to teaching at Forney H.S., Mr. Shulman was an Adjunct Faculty member at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona, where he taught Rock and Roll Music History and Culture and was the Assistant Conductor of the Concert and Community Bands. Read more about Assistant Brass Caption Head, Stuart Shulman.
Stephen Gulledge is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and currently a freelance musician/private trumpet teacher for Keller HS, Berkner HS and their feeder programs. Prior to moving to Fort Worth, Mr. Gulledge attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas and studied trumpet with Randy Adams of the Houston Grand Opera. While in Houston, Mr. Gulledge taught privately at several award winning high school programs, including Cypress Falls HS, Spring HS, The Woodlands HS and Westﬁeld HS. Read more about High Brass Technician, Stephen Gulledge.
Branden Hill is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he studied instrumental music education and conducting. A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Branden has worked with high school programs in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas as both a clinician and designer. Branden is currently in his first year as the Director of Bands at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas. This is his fourth year of teaching in the state of Texas. Read more about High Brass Technician, Branden Hill.
Joseph Musick is in his third year as a brass instructor for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Currently, Joe is the band director at Moore Middle School and Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado. He is also an active drill writer and clinician. Joe received his Bachelors of Music Education degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008. While in school Joe served as drum major for the University of Colorado marching band for three years. Read more about High Brass Technician, Joe Musick.
Ed Roush is currently director of bands at Pomona High School. During the fifteen years he has served as a staff member at Pomona the program has received numerous state, national and international honors. During this time the program has won 11 state marching band titles, performed at the Summit of the Eight World Economic Conference, been selected to perform at two Rose Bowl Parades as well as two London New Years’ Day Parades and finished in 5th place at the 1996 Bands of America Grand National Championship. He has served as a clinician at the Bands of America Summer Symposium for the last seven summers. While pursuing his degree in music education, Mr. Roush has attended Illinois State University; Metropolitan State College of Denver; and the University of Northern Colorado. Read more about High Brass Technician Technician, Ed Roush.
Jordan Yi is currently completing his bachelor's degree in music education from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Ill. At NIU, Jordan was a drum major for the Huskie Marching Band in 2010 and is currently on the visual staff for the Huskie Marching Band and the president of the NIU Music Society. Jordan was a member of The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps from 2009 to 2011, and he was selected as the Cavalier of the Year in 2011. Read more about High Brass Technician, Jordan Yi.
Fuller Lyon is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Wind Conducting from Louisiana State University. As a Graduate Assistant with the band program, his duties include conducting the Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, Bengal Brass Pep Band, and working with the acclaimed “Golden Band from Tigerland.” He also serves as a tubist in both the LSU Wind Ensemble and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. He has studied conducting with Donald McKinney, Carlos Riazuelo, Gary Sousa, and Don Ryder, and tuba with Joe Skillen, Robert Nunez, Joe Hebert, Sande MacMorran, and the late Neil Tidwell. Read more about Low Brass Technician, Fuller Lyon.
Scott Norman is currently finishing a degree in music education from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas. He marched with Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps in 2005 and 2006 and marched with The Cavaliers from 2007 to 2010, leading as Horn Sergeant in 2010. He is an active clinician, consultant, adjudicator, and designer in Texas as well as Oklahoma. His teachers and mentors include Scott-Lee Atchison, Jeff Bradford, Joe Frank, Greg Hull, Brian Youngblood, Dr. John Pasquale and David Bertman. Read more about Low Brass Technician, Scott Norman.
Taylor Smith is currently the assistant band director at Austin High School in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (2009). Taylor was a marching member of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003, 2004 and from 2006 to 2008. In 2009, Taylor served the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps on Brass Staff as he helped get the Troopers back into finals after a 23-year absence. Taylor is currently in his third year as a brass staff member with The Cavaliers. Read more about Low Brass Technician, Taylor Smith.
Aaron Vogel, Assistant Director of Bands at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colo., is entering his first season on brass staff with The Cavaliers. Before joining the faculty at Fossil Ridge, Aaron was a Band Director at Loveland High School in Loveland, Colo. Aaron spent six seasons on the brass staff for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition, Aaron has performed as an original cast member in the Tony® and Emmy® award winning production of Blast! in London’s West End and as a marching member of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Aaron received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College and a Masters in Music Education and Wind Conducting from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied conducting with Allan McMurray and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Read more about Low Brass Technician, Aaron Vogel.
Founded in 1948, The Cavaliers are one of the most successful drum and bugle corps in history, winning 20 national championships, including seven Drum Corps International world championships since 1992. Each summer, 150 male brass, percussion and color guard performers aged 16-22 present a marching music show considered among the most challenging and original in the world.
The group performs at more than 30 competitions across the US and for more than 100,000 fans. Along the way, the young men not only learn about music and performing, but have a life-changing experience based on excellence, teamwork and camaraderie.
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization sponsored by The Village of Rosemont, Illinois.