Archives for October 2017

Patrick Geren

Patrick Garen
Low Brass Instructor

PATRICK GEREN is an independent music educator, performer, and composer across Austin (TX), and works as a brass instructor with the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps (Canton, OH). He earned his Master’s in Performance from the University of Georgia with David Zerkel and his Bachelor’s in Music Education and Performance from Illinois State University with Dr. Andy Rummel and Dr. Mark Babbitt.

As a member of the University of Georgia Tuba Quartet, he earned honors as first runner-up in the chamber ensemble competitions at the 2014 Music Teachers National Association in Chicago and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference held at Indiana University. His original work, “Tipping Point,” was a finalist at the 2016 U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Composition Contest.

Patrick’s works have been published through Potenza Music, reviewed in the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) Journal, and performed at regional and national conferences. In 2016 he founded his own publishing company, Wiley Island Press. In addition, scholarly articles of his research have been published in multiple ITEA Journals.

Jeremy Hunter

Jeremy Hunter
Low Brass Instructor

JEREMY ANDREW HUNTER is an Independent performer, composer, and educator from Gainesville, Florida. He is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Music Composition at Santa Fe College with Dr. Andrew Hamilton.

Some of his freelance work has included recording for various artists on trombone, trumpet, piano, bass, guitar, and percussion. Jeremy has worked with the Bands Of America and Florida Marching Band Championships Finalist West Broward High School Performance Ensemble, and currently serves as an instructor with the Santa Fe High School Marching Band.

Jeremy was a member and soloist with the Bluecoats in 2016 and 2017.

Jeremy Seneca

Jeremy Seneca
Visual Instructor

Since 2014, JEREMY SENECA has served as Visual Caption Head for the Colleyville Heritage High School Marching band. In addition, he is a drill designer for many bands in the state of Texas and Louisiana. Prior to joining the staff at Colleyville Heritage, from 2012-2014, Mr. Seneca served as Visual Caption Head for the Plano East Senior High School Marching Band as well as it’s “feeder” 9th-10th grade campus McMillen High School.

Mr. Seneca grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he attended Acadiana High School under the direction of the late Dr. Gerald Waguespack, Dr. Jody Besse, and Jared Gray. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Music Education and Exercise Science.

As a performer, Mr. Seneca spent three years with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. He went on to teach The Cavaliers from 2009 to 2014.

Mr. Seneca currently resides in The Colony, TX with his wonderful wife Ashton.

Chris Stanley

Chris Stanley
Brass Ensemble Specialist

CHRIS STANLEY is a freelance Musician, Audio Engineer, and Educator originally from the city of Chicago, Illinois.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Trumpet Performance from Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) and a Masters degree in Jazz Studies with a concentration in Commercial Music Production from the University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OK).

Chris has been involved in the Drum Corps tradition since 2004 (2011-Present as an instructor), and specializes in high brass instruction, ensemble methods, and the physical/mental conditioning required for performances.

Facebook: @stanleysoundstpt
Instagram/Twitter: @stanleysounds

Welcoming Don Click to the 2018 Design Team

Pacific Crest welcomes Don Click to the 2018 Design Team. Don will work alongside Program Coordinator, Steven Estudillo, as our Design Coordinator. [Read more…]

Don Click

Don Click
Design Coordinator

DON CLICK is co-founder of Independent World Class percussion group Music City Mystique and served as the Executive Director until 2006. He remains active on the McM Board of Directors and the Design Team.

Don is a sought-after designer and program coordinator for marching band and winter percussion programs nationwide. Touching all WGI percussion divisions, he has had numerous finalists and medal recipients in his 22 year history. He continues to actively judge in all areas of the performing arts.

Don’s drum corps affiliation is diverse and goes back many years including marching the The Bayonne Bridgemen, Suncoast Sound and the Blue Devils.

With Winter Guard International, Don has served as a member of the Percussion Advisory Board, Percussion Steering Committee, and the Board of Directors. He was inducted into the Winter Guard International Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame in 2013. Don currently serves on the WGI Executive Committee as Treasurer. He has also served as President and Percussion Coordinator of the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit.

Don resides in Katy, Texas, with his wife Stephanie and their children Avery and Piper.