Crossmen Announce 2013 Visual Caption Head

"We are pleased to announce a new member to the Crossmen instructional team today", beamed Crossmen Program Coordinator, Ed Devlin. "This new caption addition to the Crossmen will bring an increased level of detail and raise our visual performance level going forward. Crossmen are pleased to announce the addition of Brad Slusarczyk as the new Visual Caption Head for the Crossmen."

Brad Slusarczyk – Caption Head

Brad Slusarczyk is an active drill writer, music educator, pageantry consultant, clinician and marching adjudicator.  He is very enthusiastic about leading the Crossmen’s visual caption for the 2013 season.

Brad began his musical career marching tuba with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle corps in 2003.  He continued with Crown for the seasons of 2004 and 2005.  In the spring of 2006 he began performing with the University of North Carolina – Greensboro’s Wind Ensemble where he served as the principal tubist for three years.  During the summer of 2006 he competed at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (Denver, CO) he was a finalist in the Youth Artist Solo Tuba Division, placing 3 rd, and a soloist with the Collegiate All-Star Tuba Ensemble.  In the winter of 2007 Brad competed at the South Eastern Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference (Cullowhee, NC) and was a finalist in the Solo Tuba Division, placing 3 rd.  In 2008, Brad returned to drum corps and performed with the Santa Clara Vanguard.  The summer of 2009 he aged-out with the Drum Corps International fifteen-time world champions, the Concord Blue Devils.

Brad has worked with numerous successful programs along the east coast from Virginia to Florida.  Brad taught with the Spirit of Atlanta in 2010, and continued on their staff in 2011 when they made it back into DCI finals.  He is also a music and visual consultant for the 2012 DCA Class A Champions – Carolina Gold.  Brad is currently the visual coordinator for the South Carolina State Finalist Band, the South Pointe High School Band of Thunder in Rock Hill, SC.

Continuing to be an avid tubist, Brad has performed with the Triangle Brass Band, UNCG Symphony Orchestra, the UNCG TubaBand, the UNCG Symphonic Band, Mnemonic Device the tuba quartet, Big Dixie the Dixieland Band, New Garden Brass, the UNCG Chamber Winds, and the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra.

Brad studied Music Performance – Tuba at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Brad and his wife Jessica currently reside in Charlotte, NC.  In his free time he enjoys cycling, running, and playing with his two dogs, Lexi and Koey.

"In our ever present drive to improve each year, Ed and his designers continue to find and add great new instructors and caption heads to our team", remarked Crossmen Executive Director, Fred Morrison, " We are very pleased to announce Brad's signing on at Crossmen and have high expectations for what he and his team of instructors will add to the Crossmen legacy in 2013 and beyond."
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