Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers brass staff

The Bushwackers Drum Corps is excited to announce the 2017 brass staff!

The 2017 Bushwackers Brass Staff

As previously announced, brass caption head Jacob Ulm is returning to lead the brass instructional team. Joining Jacob and returning to the staff as brass technicians will be Tyler Miller and Scott Brown. The team will be joined by brass techs Britney Alcine and Calvin Spencer.

“Expanding the brass instructional team has been an important goal of the Bushwackers corps administration leading into the 2017 season,” remarked Harlan Landes, corps director. “I’m confident our hornline will benefit substantially from the addition of Britney and Spence to the team.”

The corps will have the opportunity to meet the staff at our Open House in Skillman, New Jersey this coming weekend, November 19 and 20. Registration is still open for Open House, and information is available by completing the form at

Also, join the Facebook brass interest group and get to know the brass section before you arrive.

Here’s what you need to know about the instructional staff for the 2017 Bushwackers brass.

Jacob Ulm returns to the Bushwackers for the second year in the role of brass caption head. Jacob graduated from James Madison University with a degree in music education. He was on the educational staff for the Connecticut Hurricanes in 2012 and 7th Regiment in 2014 and 2015. Before moving to New Jersey where Jacob is a middle school band director in Elizabeth and works with the award-winning Elizabeth High School marching band, Jacob was the high school band director in Everett, Massachusetts.

Britney Alcine is new to the Bushwackers staff this coming year. She graduated from Mason Gross of Rutgers University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, she is now teaching general music full-time in the Elizabeth, New Jersey school district. Britney has been on staff with the Elizabeth High School Marching Band for four years as the low brass instructor and a visual technician, as well as the West Windsor South Marching Band as visual instructor. Britney is an alumna of the Bushwackers Drum Corps.

Scott Brown returns to the corps as brass consultant for the 2017 season. Prior to Scott’s return to the Bushwackers in 2016, Scott was the caption head for Fusion Core in 2015 and 2014, and previously a consultant for Fusion in 2013. Prior to that he was on staff with the Bushwackers as an assistant caption head in 2004, 2005, 2006 and Caption Head in 2011, winning DCA’s coveted High Brass award in 2006. Scott is a music teacher at Northwestern Lehigh Area High School.

Tyler Miller will be a brass technician for the 2017 Bushwackers, returning to the corps. Residing in East Haven CT, Tyler is currently a music instructor and visual designer/instructor for The East Haven High School Yellowjacket Marching Band. He has previously served on the teaching staffs at Rocky Hill High School as a brass and visual instructor, and Trumbull High School as a visual instructor. Tyler was a brass tech and drum major for the Bushwackers for the past two years.

Calvin Spencer will join the Bushwackers for the 2017 competitive season. “Spence” is the Director of Bands at Monongahela Middle School, Sewell, New Jersey and the Marching Band Director at Timber Creek Regional High School, in Sicklerville, New Jersey. He is currently in his tenth year teaching in the Deptford Township school district. Prior to teaching, Spence was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and a featured soloist with “The Commandant’s Own,” the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.

It’s not too late to sign up or the 2017 Bushwackers Open House on November 19-20, 2016! Visit to receive more information about being a member of the upcoming Bushwackers season.