Jonathan Yoo

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Visual Instructor

JONATHAN YOO is the Associate Director of Bands at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas. His responsibilities include coordinating the marching band, conducting Concert Band, Concert II and Jazz Band. Under his direction, the various ensembles have received consistent “Sweepstakes” ratings at UIL contests and festivals.

Jonathan graduated cum laude from the University of Houston, where he studied saxophone and music education. During his time there he was involved with the marching band, concert bands, and jazz orchestra. While at the University of Houston, he had the opportunity to perform with Diane Shuur, Conrad Herwig, Vincent Herring and Wayne Burgeron.

Jonathan also spent four years performing with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. His DCI teaching experience includes the Glassmen, Spirit of Atlanta and Music City.

His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Color Guard Circuit and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.

Online Registration Closes December 10

The online registration for the percussion and color guard experience camp & auditions closes Thursday, December 10th. After that date, you must register onsite, and the fee increases to $150. [Read more…]

Brad Mea

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Visual Instructor

BRAD MEA began his drum corps career with the Reading Buccaneers of Reading, Pennsylvania, in 2007. He went on to perform with the Phantom Regiment, aging out in 2011.

Since then, Brad has been a member of the Reading Buccaneers visual staff and music staff, the Jersey Surf visual staff, and the Connecticut Hurricanes visual staff. He has also worked with nationally recognized band programs, such as the Spring-Ford Area Senior High School, from Royersford, Pennsylvania, and the Wando High School Marching Band from Charleston, South Carolina.

Brad is currently the band director at Palmetto Scholars Academy, a public charter school for academically gifted and talented students located in North Charleston, South Carolina.

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Our first-ever #GivingTuesday Campaign was a huge success thanks to the 55 donors who raised more than $3,700! [Read more…]

Greg Mea

Photo_MeaGreg (1)Greg Mea
Visual Instructor

GREG MEA began his drum corps career in 2009, when he joined The Reading Buccaneers all-age Drum and Bugle Corps from Reading,Pennsylvania. He performed there for two seasons. In 2011, Greg joined Phantom Regiment from Rockford, Illinois, where he stayed until his age-out in 2014. Greg was also a member of the visual ensemble for the WGI Independent World Finalist United Percussion in 2013 and 2014.

As an educator, Greg has worked with various high school marching ensembles in the greater Philadelphia area, including as Central Bucks South and Unionville, where he served as a music and visual instructor. Greg has also served as the Visual Caption Head for the Unionville Indoor Drumline. In 2015, he taught for Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps.

Greg is a recent graduate of West Chester University from West Chester, Pennsylvania, where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education on Euphonium and a minor in Music History.

Pacific Crest to Participate in #GivingTuesday

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