Colt Cadets Announce Assistant Director Along With 2015 Design & Caption Heads

September 29, 2014

The Colt Cadets are excited to announce many returning faces, along with a few new ones, to lead the corps into 2015. With the organization looking to take on new challenges in 2015, Andrew Eaton, a seasoned veteran of the Colt Cadets brass and design staff has been appointed assistant director. Andrew will assist the director in the logistical operations of the drum corps, advise on the design team, as well as help mentor and guide the 2015 instructional staff led by Alex Albertson (percussion caption head), Randil Jeffreys (brass caption head) and Julie Rohrabaugh (color guard caption head).

Stepping up to lead the design team this year, Brian Zeglis will assume the role of program coordinator. Brian has sat at the Colt Cadets design table for several years as percussion arranger and music coordinator. Working in conjunction with Alex Albertson (percussion caption head) and Kolby Palmore (battery coordinator) to write the percussion book, Brian will lead a team of familiar faces in 2015, including Ted Reicher (drill designer), Julie Rohrabaugh (color guard designer) and Terry White (brass arranger).

Andrew Eaton | Assistant Director
Andrew will be starting his eighth year with the Colts organization where he has taught mellophone for the Colts and instructed brass and visual for the Colt Cadets, as well as led the design team in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. "Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to table," says Colt Cadets Director Matt Mulvanny. "Utilizing this experience and working in conjunction with each other will bring more structure and continuity to the logistical operation of the summer tour." Read Andrew's full bio HERE

Brian Zeglis | Program Coordinator & Percussion Arranger
Entering his 8th season with the Colt Cadets, Zeglis has served as the percussion caption head, percussion arranger, and music coordinator since 2010.  During the school year, Brian is a percussion instructor at Davenport Central, Iowa City West, and Clear Creek Amana High Schools. Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in music business with a marketing minor from Western Illinois University.  He then received his M.M. in jazz studies with emphasis on drum set performance from the University of North Texas. Read Brian's full bio HERE

Julie Rohrabaugh | Color Guard Caption Head & Designer
Julie is an alumna of The Colts organization where she was in the color guard from 2007 to 2009. She joined the ranks of Colt Cadets staff in 2010. During the school year Julie is a mathematics teacher for the Greater Johnstown School District. However, she has also found time in the off-season to teach many competitive units in the TOB/TIA color guard circuit, including: Rubicon (co-founder), Fusion XI World Class Dance Team, Penn State Eclipse Indoor Guard, Synergetic Indoor Percussion, Shade Marching Band, Windber Marching Units, and she is now the director of the Greater Johnstown High School Guard. Read Julie's full bio HERE

Ted Reicher | Drill Designer
Ted is a composer, arranger and visual designer for bands and drum corps throughout the United States with over 50 original marching compositions and hundreds of visual designs to his credit. He owns and operates his website, where his compositions and designs are available. Formerly a band director of 21 years, his bands consistently ranked at the top of competitions throughout the midwest and were competitive on the national level. Read Ted's full bio HERE

Terry White | Brass Arranger
Terry received a Bachelor of Music in composition from Berklee College of Music and a M.S. in music education from the University of New Hampshire. Presently, he composes and arranges for many groups throughout the country. He has written for many idioms including the Portland Symphony Orchestra, marching band, jazz ensemble and concert band. His music has been performed at the Mid West Clinic in Chicago, the Illinois Music Educators Conference and is listed in several states festival lists. Terry's music has also been reviewed in the Instrumentalist and the IAJE Journal. Many of is publications have been selected for J.W. Peppers Editor's Choice list annually. Read Terry's full bio HERE

Alex Albertson | Percussion Caption Head
Alex is currently a music teacher at Logan-Magnolia Community Schools in Logan, IA. Along with previously serving as the Colt Cadets front ensemble coordinator, Alex has worked as a percussion instructor in the south Chicago suburbs at Lincoln-Way East High School and Pioneer Indoor Percussion. Alex earned his bachelor's degree in music education from Western Illinois University. He is also an alumnus of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps and Rhythm X Indoor Percussion. Read Alex's full bio HERE

Randll Jeffreys | Brass Caption Head
Randil currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa where he is completing his master's degree in euphonium performance at the University of Iowa. In addition to his graduate studies, Randil also serves as the euphonium and tuba studio teaching assistant, conducts the university tuba/euphonium ensemble, and is principal euphonium in the Symphony Band. Randil is an alumnus of The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (Rosemont, IL) and served on the Colt Cadets brass staff throughout the 2013 season. Read Randil's full bio HERE

The Colt Cadets will announce the remainder of their 2015 instructional staff in the coming weeks. Rehearsals will begin in February in Dubuque, Iowa. More information to come.

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