Shawn Nagpal

Low Brass

Shawn is an educator and performer in the New Jersey area. He is currently an assistant band director in a high school in Central New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers University in May 2020, where he studied Music Education, with a concentration on instrumental music. His primary instrument is Euphonium and studied with Aaron VanderWeele, Solo Euphonium player of the New York Staff Band. He has also worked and studied with musicians from the New York Philharmonic, including Alan Baer and Kenneth DeCarlo. Shawn has also performed in many of Rutgers’ top wind bands and chamber groups, as well.

Shawn has also worked with several marching bands and drum corps in the area. His experiences include brass technician at Central Bucks High School South in PA, lead visual technician and choreographer at J.P. Stevens High School in NJ, low brass technician at 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, and Visual/Brass technician at the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps. Shawn also has a private studio, where he has several low brass students.

Shawn has marched baritone all four years of his drum corps career. He marched in 2015 and 2016 at the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2018, he began his first summer with the Cadets, and aged out with them in 2019.

This is Shawn's second summer with the Crossmen, and he is very excited to be returning to the brass team this upcoming season!