Announcing the 2018 Bushwackers percussion staff!

The Bushwackers Drum Corps is pleased to announce the percussion instructional staff for the 2018 season! This season begins on November 18 and 19, 2017, at our Open House. Register for Open House or sign up for more information.

Percussion Caption Supervisor: Billy Zarychta

Eager to begin his third season with the Bushwackers, Billy Zarychta began his marching career at Northern Highlands Regional High School, where he currently is the battery arranger. He continued his marching career in DCA, playing snare drum at Fusion Core in 2013, Cadets2 in 2014, and eventually marching Crossmen in 2015 where he was a DCI World Class Finalist.

In 2017, Billy marched with the WGI Percussion Independent World George Mason University Indoor Drumline, following three seasons with Cadets Winter Percussion, where he won Percussion Independent Open in 2014, and was an Independent World Class Finalist in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Billy was the Bushwackers’ snare technician and returned in 2017 as the percussion caption head. He is currently the battery coordinator for Imperial Dynasty indoor percussion.

Battery Caption Lead: Alex Musliner

Alex Musliner is excited to return to the Bushwackers instructional team for the 2018 season. Alex started his teaching career at Imperial Dynasty in 2017 as snare tech, continuing on to teach at the Bushwackers in 2017 as snare tech as well.

Most recently, Alex is the battery manager for WGI Percussion Independent World George Mason University Indoor Drumline for their 2018 season. He has performed as a member and held leadership positions at Cadets2, WGI World Class Finalist Cadets Winter Percussion, and DCI World Class Finalist Carolina Crown.

Alex graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in computer engineering in 2015 and is currently working as a developer at a website provider.

Quads Technician: Jordan Hastings

Jordan Hastings started drumming when he was in the third grade after his great grandmother gifted him and his brothers a drumset. He comes from a long line of musicians all the way from great grandparents, through his cousins and little brothers.

Born in southern Delaware, Jordan participated in band through high school playing snare. It wasn’t until Jordan joined the Bushwackers in 2012 did he learn the life of the quad drummer. He continued his quad career as a part of the UD Drumline from 2012-2014, and Reading Buccaneers in 2014 and 2016. Jordan has taught various high schools in the Northern and Southern Delaware area and is currently teaching with Imperial Dynasty indoor percussion. This will be Jordan’s second year on staff.

Bass Technician: Seth Hastings

Seth Hastings is excited to be returning to the Bushwackers for his second year as the bass technician. From Milford, Delaware, Seth began his marching career at Milford Senior High School. He furthered his career by attending the University of Delaware and marching four years with the Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band, where he currently teaches.

His marching experience includes WGI Independent Groups Imperial Dynasty in 2013 and Cadets Winter Percussion from 2014-2016. As well as DCA’s Cadets2 in 2014 and DCI’s Carolina Crown in 2015. Seth is also the Bass Technician for Imperial Dynasty Indoor Percussion.

Cymbals Technician: Lauren Lorenzo

Lauren Lorenzo started her marching career at Freehold High School (2012-2016) starting her first year in the front ensemble, then moving to bass drum for her other three years. During her sophomore year in 2014, she was introduced to the Bushwackers where a cymbal spot was available. It was then that she found her true passion for the marching arts and cymbals and looked forward to all the potential growth.

Lauren continued to march for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, and started the 2016 season as well. About halfway through, she found out she was moving to California before finals. Since she didn’t want to drop everything completely, she stepped out of the line and spent her weekends assisting teaching until her moving date. For the 2017 season, she flew out to New Jersey at the start of the summer to fulfill yet another season being a part of such a legendary plate line. Now she is very excited to be able to instruct the line that has given her a home for the past four years.

Lauren still currently resides in northern California where she eagerly studies music education at Las Positas Community College. She also is in her first year of being the bass drum technician for Beyer High School for the fall season, and will continue with teaching bass drum and cymbals for the winter season. She can’t wait to further her teaching career and experience with the 2018 Bushwackers!

Front Ensemble Technician: Edd Duran

Edd Duran started his professional involvement in the marching arts at Sayreville War Memorial High School, where he served as percussion caption head from 2010 to 2015. In 2016, he became the front ensemble coordinator and arranger at Jackson Memorial High School in NJ, where he continues to teach today.

He is a three-year veteran of the Bushwackers, where he has been part of both the battery and the front ensemble, and is excited to return as part of the instructional staff for 2018.

Edd studied music education at Five Towns College, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in percussion performance from New Jersey City University.

Stay tuned for more additions to the percussion staff!

Registration is now open for our next Open House, on November 18 and 19, 2017, in Princeton, New Jersey. Learn about our Open House or sign up here!

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