2016 Local Corps Members

2016 Local Corps Member – Emily Gross

2016 Local Corps Member: Emily Gross Performing Corps: The Cadets Emily Gross of Newburgh, IN will be joining The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps for the first time this summer. This 2016 Castle High School graduate performed in the color guard for four years and was color guard captain her junior and senior years. During her senior year, she was selected to be a member of the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band that performed during the U.S. Army Bowl halftime show in San Antonio, Texas in January 2016. Emily states, “I auditioned at The Cadets because I already knew a couple members [...]

2016-06-26T10:33:05-05:00June 26th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Brian Reel

2016 Local Corps Member: Brian Reel Performing Corps: Phantom Regiment Marching with Phantom Regiment this summer is Brian Reel from Newburgh, IN. Brian is a 2015 Castle High School graduate and is attending Ball State University majoring in music education. Being Brian's second year performing in drum corps, he has learned a lot from his past experiences. Brian said, “I always heard about and knew that drum corps is very hard, and it certainly is, but I didn't realize that, at least for me, it is a lot of fun as well. At the end of each day the hard work put [...]

2016-06-26T05:55:42-05:00June 26th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Roy Stewart

2016 Local Corps Member: Roy Stewart Performing Corps: Music City Appearing for the first time at DRUMS on the OHIO this year is Music City Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashville, TN. And performing for his second season with Music City is Tri-State native Roy Stewart of Flora, IL. Roy is a 2014 graduate of Flora High School and currently studies music education at Olney Central College. Roy joined Music City last year and says he loved every second of his experience. "I gained another family while marching last season and we are already becoming a family this season with 2016 Music City [...]

2016-06-26T03:46:51-05:00June 26th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Anna Hirsch

2016 Local Corps Member: Anna Hirsch Performing Corps: The Cadets Castle High School graduate Anna Hirsch will again be performing with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard this summer during the DCI Summer Tour. And even though Anna won't have a "home show" in Evansville this year, she will still be doing what she loves -- performing! Since she was very little, Anna has had a deep passion for color guard. As Anna recalls, "I have been spinning a flag since I was in the third grade and have always wanted to pursue my dream of marching in a drum corps." [...]

2016-06-25T22:40:28-05:00June 25th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – David Altman

2016 Local Corps Member: David Altman Performing Corps: Carolina Crown Marching in his second year with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps is David Altman of Newburgh, IN. David is a 2015 Castle High School graduate and is currently studying music education at Ball State University. His passion for drum corps runs very deep, as his commitment to this activity has him connecting with people in amazing ways. As corps fees can be very expensive, David has come up with a creative way to receive donations for his tour fees. As David explains, "Within the last few months I have started a project [...]

2016-06-25T21:06:16-05:00June 25th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Carly Jerstad

2016 Local Corps Member: Carly Jerstad  Performing Corps: Phanton Regiment Evansville Westsider Carly Jerstad is dancing her heart out as a Phantomette this summer with Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard. She is a 2015 graduate of F.J. Reitz High School and is currently a full time dance major and vocal minor at Ball State University. Being part of the F.J. Reitz marching band taught her time management, motivation, discipline, leadership and much more that will be transferred to her experience in Phantom Regiment. Carly hopes to take what she gains from performing with Phantom this summer and apply it toward [...]

2016-06-25T19:41:20-05:00June 25th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Patrick Jackson

2016 Local Corps Member: Patrick Jackson Performing Corps: Colts On his very first drum corps summer tour, Patrick Jackson of Evansville will be performing this season with The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque, IA. Patrick is a prolific musician as he has been a six year member of the North Green Brigade Marching Band and a four year member of both the EVSC Honors Band and the EVSC Honors Jazz Band. This summer Patrick will be a member of the brass section playing the Euphonium, which is a big change from his eight years of playing the saxophone. This young musician [...]

2016-06-25T18:10:39-05:00June 25th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Keri Keeley

2016 Local Corps Member: Kari Keeley Performing Corps: Troopers Featured again in 2016 is Kari Keeley from Jasper, IN. Kari currently goes to Vincennes University for Health Information Management and will graduate in the spring of 2017. Again this year she will be marching the mellophone with the Troopers from Casper, Wyoming. This is a very special year for Kari as this will be her age-out year. Through her experiences in drum corps, she has learned that it isn’t about winning but about performing for the people next to you. She has learned how to be a better instructor since marching drum corps. [...]

2016-06-24T01:47:49-05:00June 24th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Noah Kresbsbach

2016 Local Corps Member: Noah Kresbsbach Performing Corps: Phantom Regiment Performing this summer with The Phanton Regiment is percussionist Noah Kresbsbach from Newburgh. Noah is a 2015 graduate of Castle High School and is very excited to be with Phantom this summer. For Noah, his perspective on drum corps has certainly evolved since his first experiences. "My perception of drum corps has drastically changed from when I was a spectator to now, a performer. I see it less like people playing loud notes and fast rolls running around a field and more of what the activity is at its core; a [...]

2016-06-23T10:29:01-05:00June 23rd, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Morgan Dean

2016 Local Corps Member: Morgan Dean Performing Corps: Troopers Performing at DRUMS on the OHIO this year is Newburgh native Morgan Dean. This recent Castle High School graduate will be with Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps this season, playing vibe in the front ensemble, as they come to town on Wednesday, June 29. Having a connection with DRUMS on the OHIO, Morgan Dean’s father, Tom Dean, marched in the Evansville-based drum corps, The Imperial Guard, in 1981 and 1982. She says, “ I would be honored to perform at the same venue that he marched when he was my age.” Morgan was offered her spot with [...]

2016-06-20T11:06:18-05:00June 20th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments