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Boston Crusaders are honored to announce Dr. John D. Pasquale will take on the role of
Ensemble Music Consultant for the 2015 Boston Crusaders. 

DR. JOHN D. PASQUALE

Dr. John D. Pasquale holds the Donald R. Shepherd Chair in Conducting at the
University of Michigan serving as Associate Director of Bands and Director of the
Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands.  In this position, he directs and oversees the
athletic band program, is the conductor of the University Band, guest conductor with
the Symphony Band, Symphony Band Chamber Winds and Concert Band, teaches classes
in rehearsal techniques, aural analysis, and wind literature and was a finalist for the
2014 University of Michigan Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Instruction.  Prior to
this appointment, Pasquale served as the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Michigan.

Receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Oklahoma
in 2008, Pasquale served as a conducting associate to the Wind Symphony, Opera Orchestra,
"The Pride of Oklahoma" Marching Band, New Century Ensemble, Faculty Composer
Concert Series, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and the Weitzenhoffer
Family Department of Musical Theatre. In addition, he was an adjunct instructor and
graduate teaching assistant within the Music Education Department.

In the genre of marching and pageantry arts, Dr. Pasquale served as the Associate
Brass Caption Manager of the Santa Clara Vangaurd Drum and Bugle Corps from
Santa Clara, California, and taught ensemble music as a member of the
Brass Staff of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois. Through his
teaching at the Cavaliers, Pasquale was a contributor to the instructional DVD entitled,
The Cavaliers Brass: From the Concert Hall to the Football Field, which has been met
with international acclaim. During his tenure from 2002-2009, the Cavaliers were named
Drum Corps International World Champions three times and received two
Jim Ott Awards for "Excellence in Brass Performance."

Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Pasquale conducted an internationally
recognized and competitive middle school wind ensemble holding the position of
Director of Bands at Griffin Middle School in The Colony, Texas.  During his four
year assignment, Pasquale was the 2001, 2002 and 2003 recipient of the "Making A Difference Award"
given by the student body of Griffin Middle School and received the 2003
nomination for Griffin Middle School "Teacher of the Year."

Dr. Pasquale is in demand as a conductor, clinician, pedagogue, and adjudicator
in band and orchestra programs throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

We know YOU have what it takes! Sign up for the 2015 BAC Hornline www.joinbostoncrusaders.com






 
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AND OUTREACH POSITION AVAILABLE
Inspire Arts and Music is a dynamic nonprofit serving secondary school age students in the performing arts. The organization is the largest operator of scholastic music festivals in New England through its Great East Festivals and Mass Bay Music Festivals programs and runs the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, a top-tier national touring performance group on the Drum Corps International Summer Tour.

The Director of Events and Outreach is mid-level management position at a growing organization reporting to the director of administration. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to multi‐task and work collaboratively with staff, administration and volunteers. Responsibilities include the following items:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Event Management

• Responsible for organizing, coordinating, marketing, promotion and day of event logistics for three to four New England events on the Drum Corps International summer tour, including one major event at Gillette Stadium.

• Responsible for organizing, coordinating, marketing, promotion and day of event logistics for additional fund raising events including a spring gala, golf tournament, benefit performances, on-line and live auctions, a comedy show and 5K Run/Walk.

• Assist with planning and logistics for local scholastic music festivals.

• Coordinate all committees and staff, including volunteers, related to events: scheduling meetings, taking minutes, and providing appropriate follow-up.

• Negotiate contracts and evaluate options with a variety of vendors for events and arrange for all related services such as such as decoration, audio-visual needs, transportation, signage, entertainment, etc.

• Analyze event progress, overall performance and prepare reports.

Development and Alumni Relations

• Develop, manage, and grow online fundraising and engagement program by executing effective strategies and techniques via digital and physical communication channels.

• Manage the Annual Fund program, including coordinating the Annual Fund mailings schedule, design, printing, mailing lists, acknowledgement of gifts, and reporting.

• Develop, manage, and grow online fundraising and engagement program by executing effective strategies and techniques via digital communication channels. Must have knowledge of and proven ability to manage direct response fundraising program efforts, with strong understanding of email and online marketing.

• Coordinate prospect management and research, including developing Salesforce (CRM software) reports and coding for tracking and moves management, researching and identifying prospects, and making recommendations for stewardship, solicitation, or engagement of top prospects.

• Coordinate outreach campaigns via email, social media, and physical mail to donors/supporters to generate interest in current events

• Maintain database, manage preparations for events and donor meetings and generate reports for team and Board.

Minimum requirements:
• Previous experience in event coordination; experience in the marching arts, Drum Corps International, Winter Guard International or similar activities a plus.
• Previous experience recruiting and working with volunteers, social media, electronic marketing, and working with outside vendors and venues.
• Bachelor's Degree in Events Management, Business Administration, or other relevant fields.
• 2-3 years relevant work experience in a development office and an understanding of annual fund and membership strategies.
• Previous experience with a development database such as Salesforce.
• Must be able to relocate to the Boston area.

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Boston Crusaders are excited to announce David Clemmer and Patrick Erwin
as 2015 Brass Caption Managers. Corps Director Andy Waldukat states, "The addition
of David and Patrick excite me both as an administrator and musician. The artistry
and instrumental pedagogy brought by both gentlemen will certainly create an
environment for brass musicians to thrive. We are honored to have David and Patrick
lead the team into its 75th year of competition."

Introducing Dr. David Clemmer

David Clemmer joins the brass team as a music consultant and brass caption manager in 2015.
Dr. Clemmer is the Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Eastern Kentucky University in
Richmond, Kentucky.  In this capacity, Dr. Clemmer conducts the EKU Symphonic Wind Ensemble,
oversees the graduate wind conducting program, and coordinates the athletic bands program. 

Prior to his appointment at EKU, Dr. Clemmer served in residence at the Conservatory of Music
and Dance at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, completing the Doctor of Musical
Arts degree under the tutelage of Professor Steven D. Davis.  As a wind conductor
at the conservatory, Clemmer conducted the Conservatory Wind Symphony,
the Wind Ensemble, and the Graduate Chamber Players, taught undergraduate
conducting, and coordinated ensemble performances at the Midwest Band and
Orchestra Clinic as well as the national conference for the College Band Director’s
National Association.  As an advocate for new music, Dr. Clemmer worked in
collaboration with world-renown composers, including John Corigliano, Zhou Long,
Jim Mobberley, and Paul Rudy. 

Dr. Clemmer served as the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the
University of Kansas from 2006 to 2011.  In addition to conducting the Symphonic Band and
teaching courses in music education, Clemmer oversaw all aspects of the KU athletic bands,
including the Marching Jayhawks, the basketball bands, volleyball band, and various pep bands. 
Groups under his direction represented KU at the national level in the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl,
the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, and the 2008 Insight Bowl.  The KU Symphonic Band
was featured by invitation at the Kansas Music Educator’s Association convention,
a first for the ensemble in over two decades.  Prior to KU, Dr. Clemmer held similar
positions at Sam Houston State University, the University of Texas at Arlington, and
as the Associate Director of Bands at Newman Smith High School in
Carrollton, Texas.  During his tenure as a high school director, Dr. Clemmer’s concert
ensembles received superior and best in class awards at state and national festivals,
the marching band was selected to the Texas State Marching Contest, and the
jazz program expanded toinclude two jazz ensembles, both consistently receiving
top honors at regional and national festivals.

In the genre of marching and pageantry arts, Dr. Clemmer served as the Brass Caption Manager of the
Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from Santa Clara, California, and taught ensemble music
as a member of the brass staff of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois. Through
his teaching at the Cavaliers, Clemmer was a contributor to the instructional DVD entitled,
The Cavaliers Brass: From the Concert Hall to the Football Field, which has been met
with international acclaim. During his tenure from 2002-2009, the Cavaliers were
awarded three Drum Corps International world champion titles and two Jim Ott Awards
for "Excellence in Brass Performance." Clemmer States, "I am most excited about the
energy around the 75th anniversary and sharing this experience with the outstanding
members of the Boston Crusaders, along with an unparalleled team of music educators."

Dr. Clemmer holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Conservatory of Music and Dance
at the University of Missouri—Kansas City, a Master of Music in Conducting from the University
of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis in Music Business and Music
Education from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Former teachers and mentors
include Steven D. Davis, Joseph Parisi, Dr. William K. Wakefield, Brian Britt, David Bertman,
Ray Lichentenwalter, and Dr. Rick Bogard.  David is also a former trumpet student of
Mr. John J. Haynie, trumpet professor emeritus at the University of North Texas. 
Professional affiliations include the College Band Director’s National Association, the
National Association for Music Education, the Kentucky and Texas Music Educators Associations,
and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Introducing Patrick Erwin

Patrick Erwin assumed the Director of Bands position at Hillgrove High School in July of 2013.
He served as the Assistant Director of Bands from the school's opening in 2006.  Under his direction,
the Hillgrove Bands have thrived in one of America's finest districts for music education,
Cobb County, GA.  Most recently, the Hillgrove Wind Symphony was named a "National Winner"
in the National Wind Band Honors competition for their recording of the Symphony for
Band by Vincent Persichetti.  The Wind Symphony has also performed at GMEA State Convention,
The UGA JanFest, and Music For All Regional Concert Festivals.  

The Hillgrove band program currently serves 325 students daily, in 4 concert ensembles. 
The school also has a 180 member volunteer marching band which has been a consistent
top-10 finalist at Bands of America Regional and Super Regional Events, being named a
Regional Class AAA champion in 2012.

In 2009, Mr. Erwin completed his Specialist Degree in Music Education at Auburn University.
Mr. Erwin also holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia’s
Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Music.

From 2002-2008, Mr. Erwin was a member of the Visual Staff for the World Champion
Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, from Rosemont, IL. Prior to becoming a staff member,
he marched trumpet and soprano bugle in the Cavaliers (2000-2001).
Mr. Erwin also marched in the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (96-99)

Mr. Erwin’s professional affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, GMEA,
NBA, and MENC.  In 2014, Mr Erwin was named a "Hero In the Classroom" by the
Atlanta Falcons, Suntrust Bank and the Symetra Corporation.

Mr. Erwin currently resides in Hiram, GA with his wife, Aaren, a
Spanish teacher at McEeachern High School, two sons, William and Andrew.

Clemmer and Erwin will be joined by some incredible members of the brass team 
to be announced soon. 

Contact:
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Interested in joining the 2015 BAC Brass?
REGISTER TODAY- www.joinbostoncrusaders.com
 
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Boston Crusaders is proud to announce the return of Ellis Hampton as Percussion Caption Head/
Designer. Ellis Hampton is currently the Percussion Coordinator and Associate Director of
Bands at Guyer High School in Denton, TX. In addition to coordinating all percussion
education in his cluster, he also serves as the Director of the Marching band, Winter Drum Line
and Co-Directs the Jazz Band. Ellis is currently completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in
Percussion Performance at the University of North Texas under Mark Ford and received his
Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Percussion Performance at the University of Kentucky
under James B. Campbell.

Serving in his fifth year as Percussion Caption Head and Arranger for the Boston Crusaders,
Ellis is a sought after arranger, clinician and adjudicator for programs across the country.
Prior to his time at the Boston Crusaders, Ellis served on the percussion staff of the
Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, the Phantom Regiment, the UNT Indoor, the
University of Kentucky and Metro Alliance Indoor Percussion. Hampton States, "It is
increbile to lead the percussion caption during this special year of competition.
The 75th anniversary is an amazing time to be in the Boston Crusaders, the design team
is hard at work to create an engaging and entertaining show that the whole activity
is sure to love! We have been to some amazing places artistically in recent years,
and I am proud of all of our accomplishments. This year, I want to get people cheering
as much as possible and get them off their feet!"

Outside of the marching arts, Ellis has a wide array of interests and performance experience.
From co-founding the UK Percussion Quartet and the Los Gatos Locos Salsa Band to his passion
for world music including Gong Kebyar, Gamelan Anklung, Steel Band, South-Indian and
Afro-Cuban music to his roots as a symphonic and Avant-garde percussionist,
Ellis brings a unique and diverse perspective as a composer/arranger and as an educator.

Ellis is an endorsee of Innovative Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals and Evans Drum Heads 
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We are proud to announce Aidan Williams and Chase Tucker as the 2015 
Boston Crusaders Drum Majors.  Corps Director Andy Waldukat states, “Chase and Aidan
are incredible leaders in the drum corps. Their experience, dedication, and passion for
the Boston Crusaders made them a natural fit for the role.” We are excited to have these
gentlemen continue in the incredible lineage of Crusaders Drum Majors, as they lead the
75th Edition of the corps.

Find out more about Aidan and Chase:

MEET AIDAN WILLIAMS

Name:
Aidan James Williams
Age: 20
Where you’re from: Lake Worth, Florida
Your previous section/position: Mellophone, 2014 Horn Sergeant
This summer will be how many years with BAC: 4
High School: Park Vista High School
College/Major: Florida State University. Actuarial Science/Risk Management double major
Other marching experience and years (high school, winterguard, winter drums, or college):          
Park Vista Striking Cobra Marching Band- 4 years,  FSU Marching Chiefs- 1 year

What does being a Crusader mean to you?

Being a Crusader means to be a part of a lineage of incredible people that dates all the
way back to 1940. From one crusader to another, no matter the age, there is a close
bond that is hard to explain. The best part is, we get to call each other family,
because we are. Being a crusader is being a part of something that is much bigger than
myself… an organization of rich history, compassion, perseverance, character, and
I am honored to just be a part of it. I have learned so many valuable things while being
a Crusader that it has become a huge part of my identity. So really, being a
Crusader means being myself.

What advice would you give anyone who is auditioning for the corps today?

For the couple of months leading up to camp, preparation is key. However, as you get
closer to the audition, you should be ready and your focus should shift to staying
humble and relaxed. Passion for the activity, a good attitude, and confidence are
what we are looking for. Do not worry about if you are “good enough.” That doesn’t
exist at the Boston Crusaders. The real question is, are you passionate enough? The
whole point of the summer is to learn and get “good,” which is what will happen.
So while at a camp, have fun with the experience! Also, do your best beforehand to
get to know faces and names, it will take the nervous edge away.  Everyone will be
going through the same thing that you will be, so you might as well do it together.

What are you most excited for in 2015

What isn’t there to be excited about? It’s the 75 anniversary of this amazing corps!
I am most excited about representing 75 years of tradition and excellence and to be
leading the way with Chase Tucker.  I cannot wait to begin what is going to be the one
of the most memorable seasons of our history. After what this corps has been through, 
since its foundation, it is incredible to say that we will be celebrating 75 years. It is truly
a special and much anticipated year for us and by the end of the summer, everyone
is going to know and remember it.

MEET CHASE TUCKER

Name: Chase Tucker
Age: 21
Where you’re from:
Flower Mound, TX
Your previous position:
Front Ensemble
This summer will be how many years with BAC: 4
High School:
Marcus High School
College/Major:
Texas A&M University, Supply Chain Management
Other marching experience and years (high school, winterguard, winter drums, or college):
Marcus High School Marching Band (2008-2012)

Why should anyone audition to be a Crusader?

One thing that sets apart being a Crusader from being a part of any other drum corps
is the fire and passion that resonates throughout the entire corps. It is something that can’t be
explained to anyone who hasn’t experienced it first hand. This corps never gives up and never stops
fighting for perfection. This is so unique to the character of the Crusaders, and you can’t really
experience it anywhere else in the activity. No one else has the history filled with adversity
and triumph like Boston does. When you become a Crusaders, you become part of a family,
and it’s a family that you have for life.


What advice would you give anyone who is auditioning for the corps today?

Be undeniable. You have to be so prepared and adaptable to critique. You have to make sure that
the staff feels like they cannot afford to not have you as part of the 2015 Boston Crusaders. Don’t be
afraid and timid about the process. Be confident in the fact that you are brave enough to even want
to audition, and put everything that you have out there for the staff to see.


What are you most excited for in 2015?

Obviously it is amazing and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get to be a part of the
75th anniversary of this historic organization. Getting to represent everything that this
corps stands for is a tall task, but I am so excited to live up to the Giant expectations.
Being a Drum Major will be bring new and exciting challenges that I have never experienced,
but I am ready to meet them and tackle them!

Want to audition to be a 2015 conductor? 
Visit www.joinbostoncrusaders.com for more information

Want to ask Aidan and Chase questions about 2015? 
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BEN REGALADO JOINS INSPIRE ARTS & MUSIC AS BOARD ADMINISTRATOR

Inspire Arts & Music and the Boston Crusaders are pleased to announce that Ben Regalado will
be joining the administrative team as Board Administrator.  “I am honored to join an organization
with a long history of excellence,” he said.  “I am excited about this new opportunity to provide
support to the board’s initiatives to create mission directed opportunities for its members.” 

A Texas native and resident of Severna Park, MD, during the 1990s Ben served as a board member
and officer for Carolina Crown, Inc., helping craft its mission statement and deliver on that promise
by managing the corps finances and promoting sponsored events.  He briefly served on the board of
Youth Education in the Arts and is also a founding President of the Carolina Thunder Percussion Ensemble.

Ben is now an active volunteer and parent for the Towson University Marching Band, Severna Park HS,
MS instrumental music programs, and is a USBands event staff member.  He and his wife Babet have
four boys – Michael, a Towson University senior film major and recent DCI age out
(marching with the Blue Stars from 2010-11 and The Cadets from 2012-14);
Ryan, a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and former high school drum major;
Daniel, a high school junior and 2014 member of the Cadets2; and Jordan, a 7th grade flautist. 

Ben graduated from the University of Texas and Southern Methodist University and has worked in
medical practice management and administration for more than 25 years.  He served as a committee
chair and/or board member of the North Carolina and Maryland Medical Group Manager’s
Association, and is a fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership. 

 
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