Crossmen announced this week their Instructional leadership team for the 2015 season. Anthony Cruddas (Brass), Tyler Edrington (Color Guard) and Brad Slusarczyk (Visual) all return to their respective captions for 2015. Andrew Markworth, in addition to his role as Music Ensemble Arranger, will serve as Percussion Caption Supervisor for the corps in 2015. Along with Markworth, Josh Brickey assumes the role as Assistant Percussion Caption Supervisor/Battery Coordinator while Nathan Ratliff returns as Front Ensemble Coordinator.
“Coming off a very successful 2014 season for each caption and the entire corps in general, we are thrilled to have so many of the 2014 pieces remain intact,” said Fred Morrison, Executive Director. “Darick Kelly did an excellent job filling the role as Percussion Caption Head last season, and we are sorry to see him go. However, we know that Andrew, Josh, and Nathan will continue to develop an already outstanding percussion section. We expect great things in 2015!”
The Caption Heads and Design Team met in San Antonio during the second week of September to begin developing the 2015 program and coordinate instructional goals and strategies. “The weekend really set the tone early for 2015,” said Ed Devlin, Program Coordinator. “The continued commitment to excellence demonstrated by all is integral to the success of the organization moving forward. We are really looking forward to an exciting year in 2015 with so many returning members of both the Instructional and Design teams."
Josh Brickey is an active arranger, composer, and educator in the southwestern Ohio area. Josh has been involved with many High School programs and Colleges where his responsibilities range anywhere from educator to arranger. Most recently, Josh has served as Percussion Director at Miamisburg High School and Northmont High School and is starting his ninth season working with RhythmX. Josh has also worked with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, Capital City Percussion (2013 PIO Champion), and RhythmX.
Josh spent his performance career with very prestigious organizations such as Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps (2004), the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (2005), Trinity Indoor Percussion Ensemble (2000), and RhythmX (2003-2006).