The Bushwackers Drum Corps is pleased to announce the return of the design team that led the corps to success this past season.
The continuity in staff will allow the Bushwackers to progress on its path of growth in Drum Corps Associates, and this winning combination will be key to our success throughout the upcoming season.
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Meet our design team.
Jim Dugan is returning as program coordinator. Jim was part of the design team that brought the Bushwackers a large part of their six DCA world championships. His dedication and commitment to the corps during his tenure led directly to the success of the Bushwackers. From a percussion perspective and a show design perspective, he helped move drum corps forward within DCA.
Dennis Argul is returning as brass arranger. Dennis is the supervisor of music for Elizabeth Public Schools and a freelance brass musician in the metropolitan area. He has been a music educator for over 25 years. Dennis is very active as a composer, arranger, clinician, and adjudicator for drum and bugle corps and marching bands throughout the United States.
Travis Peterman will return to the corps in 2018 as battery percussion arranger. Travis is the percussion caption supervisor at Carolina Crown and director and program coordinator for George Mason Indoor Drumline. He was also the arranger and program coordinator for Cadets Winter Percussion.
Andrew Monteiro joins Travis as the front ensemble percussion arranger for the 2018 Bushwackers. Andrew has been the front ensemble caption supervisor for the Cadets2 in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He joined the front ensemble staff for the Cadets in 2015. Andrew has worked with Travis at Cadets Winter Percussion as the front ensemble caption head and arranger from 2014 through 2016.
Justin McAdams returns to the Bushwackers in his role as drill designer. He is currently the band director of Phoenixville High School in Pennsylvania and lead clinician for the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy. He is also the drill designer for the University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band and Aftermath Percussion.
Lauryn Heller returns as color guard designer in addition to her role as color guard caption supervisor. Lauryn is a staff member with The Black Watch indoor color guard as well as Surge Independent indoor color guard. She is also a color guard technician with the Blue Knights drum corps.
We’re thrilled to share this news about the continuity of the Bushwackers Drum Corps program and success. The administration and design teams are in the process of making exciting plans for 2018 and the future of the corps. Stay tuned for more details! If you would like to be the first to hear Bushwackers news, sign up today!
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