The Oregon Crusaders announces 2019 Caption Heads

2019 Team Member Bios

The Oregon Crusaders is excited to announce its Caption Heads for 2019! 

Mike McConnell, Brass Caption Head.  An extraordinary educator with a Masters degree in Musical Performance from Florida State University, Mike is the Assistant Director of Bands at Cy-Fair High School in Cypress, Texas where he instructs the concert and marching band programs. In 2018, he was part of the administrative team for The Cadets and is an alumnus of the Cadets organization as a brass performer.

Joey Staab, Percussion Caption Head.  As a music writer, designer, consultant, and private instructor, Joey has been involved in successful percussion programs for nearly 20 years.  He is an alumnus of the Blue Devils drum corps as well as the SCV Indoor program. He is the battery caption head and visual designer for the WGI (PSW) World Class Leigh High School Percussion, and in 2018 served as the battery manager for Pacific Crest.

Joey Kidd, Color Guard Caption Head.  With a great amount of experience in teaching color guard programs, Joey most recently was on staff at Pacific Crest and Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets. He is currently serving as the Color Guard Director at Arcadia High School.

Joshua Brenneis, Visual Caption Head. Having taught world-class drum corps, winter percussion and winds groups, and top high school programs in the country, Joshua bring a wealth of experience and depth to the organization. His past drum corps teaching experience includes Crossmen and The Cadets.

“We are incredibly excited about the talent and educational experience of our instructional staff leaders for 2019!” stated Mike Quillen, CEO of the Oregon Crusaders organization. “The energy and experience of this group is already evident and they will be focused on building a program of excellence at Oregon Crusaders.”

“There is tremendous excitement building for the 2019 Oregon Crusaders.” stated Daniel Galloway, education and program consultant for the Oregon Crusaders organization. “With this year’s design and education team having more experience than we’ve ever had, we are confident that our members, our staff and our fans will experience something very new and special this year.”

Stay tuned for additional announcements in the coming days about our audition and camp dates and locations.