Doug Thrower

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Brass Arranger and Composer

DOUGLAS SCOTT THROWER is a free-lance composer/arrangeR/trumpeter from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He has been a brass instructor for the Bluecoats since 1992 and has arranged for the corps since 1997. He has instructed and arranged for many bands and drum corps including Troopers, Dutch Boy, the Kiwanis Kavaliers and the Canadian Knights (1986 Class A World Champions). He currently composes and arranges for numerous high schools and universities. In addition to marching music he arranges for various ensembles (jazz and symphonic) and theater groups.

Doug studied with Don Johnson at Humber College in Toronto and studied jazz performance at McGill University in Montreal. He has recorded performances for the C.B.C. and can be heard on four recordings with the McGill Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Gordon Foote.

Doug with his wife Evelyn Blackwell has two daughters, Shelby and Claire.

Chris Henderson

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Drum Corps Manager

CHRIS HENDERSON has an unyielding passion for working with youth arts education and non-profits.

Chris performed with Pacific Crest from 2005-2008. After aging out, he then took up roles in Visual Instruction, Tour Management and Administrative Operations. Chris has also been a music and visual performance educator at several high schools in Southern California. Currently he works with schools in the Azusa and Torrance areas serving in roles such as visual technician, visual caption head and program coordinator. Chris also serves as a Director to the World Class SCPA/WGI Percussion ensemble Pulse Percussion.

For over a decade, Chris has worked for the Walt Disney Company in Anaheim as a confectioner and research product developer.

He was born and raised in Southern California and currently lives in Downey, CA.

Jonathan Zuniga

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Front Ensemble & Electronics Arranger and Composer

JONATHAN ZUNIGA is an instructor and composer from Southern California, and is the Assistant Front Ensemble Arranger for Box Six.

Jonathan is currently the Front Ensemble Arranger and is on the Design Team of the 2017-2018 Pacific Crest season and is excited to join George Mason University for their 2018 season . His past instructional experience in DCI includes Academy 2011, Cadets 2012, and the Blue Stars 2013-2016

Jonathan’s performance experience includes the Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps 2007, RCC Winter Drumline 2009, and the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps 2008.

Jonathan is a member of the Vic Firth Educational team and lives in Fullerton, California. Learn more about his work at jonathanzuniga.com.

Narrissa Sneed

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Color Guard Instructor

NARRISSA SNEED is from Leesburg, Georgia, where she attended Lee County High School. She went on to attend Valdosta State University

Her performance experience includes Spirit of Atlanta (2013-2014), Spirit of Atlanta Winter Guard (2014), and Paramount World Winter Guard (2015-2016)

She has taught at Lowndes High School and Spirit of Atlanta.

Joey Staab

Joey Staab
Snare Instructor

A life-long percussionist from a young age, JOEY STAAB performed with the Blue Devils B and Mandarins, and spent his final three seasons with Blue Devils A (2012, 2013, 2014). In addition to his extensive drum corps experience, Joey also performed with Vanguard Indoor in 2012 and 2013.

With nearly a decade of teaching experience, Joey currently teaches percussion at Leigh High School.

Dominic Zanaboni


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Tuba Instructor

DOMINIC ZANABONI attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City – Conservatory of Music and Dance as a trumpet player, and graduated with a degree in instrumental music education. Currently he is the Director of Bands in Spokane, MO, where he oversees the entire 6-12 grade instrumental music program.

He has been involved in the marching arts both as a member and instructor. He performed with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008-2010 and Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2012-2013. Afterwards he became a member of Phantom’s visual staff for the next two seasons.

Dominic has worked for many Kansas and Missouri marching band programs, serving in instructional and consulting positions. Currently, he writes drill and consults for several programs in southwest Missouri, and on the occasion will adjudicate marching festivals.