The Bushwackers are excited to welcome back several key staff members for the 2017 season!
Jayson Hart-Smith will be returning to the corps in the role of percussion caption head. Last year, Jayson led the 2016 Bushwackers percussion section with great success. His drum corps experience started in 2005 with Bush and continued with our corps through 2010. His experience continued with the Crossmen, the Buccaneers, Field of View, and United Percussion. Find the 2017 percussion section on Facebook!
Lauryn Heller will continue with the Bushwackers as color guard caption head. Lauryn and the guard staff revitalized the Bushwackers color guard in 2016. Lauryn is on staff with the Black Watch and Blue Knights, and is also the color guard caption head of Washington Township High School and Haddon Heights. She has also taught with the Cadets. Find the 2017 color guard on Facebook!
Jacob Ulm will be the Bushwackers brass caption head, returning to this role in 2017. The corps is planning for continued growth in the brass section. Jacob holds a degree in music education. He marched with the Cadets and has been on staff with the Connecticut Hurricanes and 7th Regiment before coming to the Bushwackers. He currently teaches in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Find the 2017 brass section on Facebook!
In addition to the three caption heads announced above, we would like to welcome back Joe Roche to the 2017 Bushwackers. Joe will continue in his role as visual program consultant. Joe has served on the visual staffs of the Cadets, Star of Indiana, Madison Scouts, Long Island Sunrisers, and the Connecticut Hurricanes. Most recently, Joe worked with the 2016 DCI world champions, the Bluecoats. He runs Achieve!, a motivational coaching company serving marching bands and other student groups across America.
Registration is now open for our 2017 Open House, on November 19-20, 2016, in Princeton, New Jersey. Learn about our Open House or sign up here!