Noah Oliver

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Intern

NOAH OLIVER is currently a student at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, working towards a Bachelor of Music in Music Studies. At Texas State he is bass trombonist of the Symphony Orchestra and has performed in multiple ensembles, including the Trombone Choir and Jazz Orchestra.

Noah marched with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps from 2015 to 2018, serving as the baritone section leader for the last two years. Noah has taught visual and music at Rouse High School in the Leander Independent School District since 2016.

Gabriel Gounaris

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Instructor

GABRIEL GOUNARIS currently lives in Johnson City, TN and attends East Tennessee State University. He is a music performance major studying tuba under Dr. Stephanie Frye-Clark. At ETSU he has played in the wind ensemble, a brass quintet, a tuba quartet, and the tuba-euphonium ensemble, as well as presenting multiple solo recitals.

Gabe started his drum corps career in 2012 at Music City, then went to the Madison Scouts, aging out in 2016. He now teaches at Science Hill High School in Johnson City as well as maintaining his own studio of private students, and has previously served on the brass faculty of the Oregon Crusaders and the Mandarins. Gabriel is beyond excited to be working with the Pacific Crest hornline for the 2019 season!

Zach Sheller

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Instructor

ZACH SHELLER is currently studying music education with a minor in business management at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is principal euphonium for the UTA Wind Symphony and was a drum major in the Maverick Marching Band in 2017 before serving as an undergraduate assistant in 2018. Zach started marching with the Madison Scouts in 2012 as a baritone and euphonium player before serving as a drum major from 2015 through 2017.

Zach was raised in the greater Austin area and currently lives in Arlington, TX. He has been a private lesson teacher and marching tech in both the greater Austin and Dallas Fort Worth areas, serving as a visual instructor for Vista Ridge High School, Birdville High School, Coppell High School, and currently with Centennial High School in Burleson, Texas. Along with teaching, he spent the summer of 2018 with the Seattle Cascades as an administrative assistant and leadership consultant.

Dan Blevins

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Instructor

DAN BLEVINS is an educator from Columbus, OH and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He marched with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps for four years and was a member of the brass staff from in 2017 and 2018. As a member of the brass staff, he was recognized for his Instructional Innovation and Instructional Excellence.

During his time as a marching member, Dan was a trombone and baritone soloist for the 2015 and 2016 productions and was a DCI Performers’ Showcase champion for the 2015 and 2016 summers. He was also awarded first place at the Wright State University Trombone Festival in 2015, was a featured soloist at the 2015 Ohio Music Education Association Conference, and was a member of the Zinzinnati Trombone Quartet.

DJ Landoll

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Instructor

DJ LANDOLL is currently serving as Assistant Band Director at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN. Previously, he worked as a graduate assistant with the band program at James Madison University, where he earned a Master of Music in Conducting under Stephen Bolstad.

His teaching experience also includes three seasons on the brass staff with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps and work with several competitive high school programs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he studied horn with Zach Smith. His performing experience in the DCI World Class includes the Glassmen and Madison Scouts. He continues to be an active teacher and performer in the Northern Indiana region.

Scott Oliver

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Consultant

SCOTT OLIVER is the Assistant Director of Bands at Marian Catholic High School where he assists with the marching band, conducts the Concert Band, and leads two jazz bands. He is also a staff member of the Drum Major Institute at the Bands of America Summer Symposium. Previously, Scott was the brass caption head for the Madison Scouts from 2015 to 2017 and on the brass staff with the Madison Scouts from 2010 to 2014. His drum corps experience also includes being a member of the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from 2005 to 2008 and aging out with Carolina Crown in 2009.

Scott is from Naperville, IL and earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating, he was a middle school band director in Hinsdale, IL and worked with the Downers Grove South High School Marching Band. Scott is proud to join the brass staff of Pacific Crest.