Corps News and Announcements


Design Team Adds New Names For Percussion

By | 2018-01-03T15:33:48+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Announcements|

We are very excited to officially announce two new additions to our design team for the 2018 season. Jared Andrews joins as our new Percussion Arranger. Jared is on staff for the 18 time World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. In his 6 years with the corps they have won DCI 4 times, [...]

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Percussion Staff Adds More Instructors to the Team

By | 2017-12-06T12:17:38+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Announcements|

While auditions are underway, we have exciting new additions to our instructional staff for 2018! Joining our percussion staff is Andrew Manzanares, who has participated in the Marching Arts since 2008. He competed in WGI and SCPA circuits in the Scholastic World division with Mission Viejo High School and began his DCI career with Santa [...]

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OC Preps For 2018, Starting with the Food

By | 2017-11-16T18:27:47+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Announcements|

While we prep for the 2018 season, we wanted to share some more developments and changes coming from us at the Oregon Crusaders. OC has brought on Keith Jones as our Food Coordinator, who has been working with our current cook team and health teams to develop an improved meal plan for our corps. “As [...]

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OC Announces New Directors

By | 2017-10-06T17:50:43+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Announcements|

After all the exciting instructional staff announcements, we’re very excited to announce some new administration staff for the corps. Michael Grimes will be joining the OC team in the newly created Corps Director position. Michael has over 27 years of experience working with numerous drum corps across the country, most recently as the Assistant Director [...]

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Meet the Team: Color Guard

By | 2017-12-08T18:05:52+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Announcements|

Finishing up the current team announcements, we have our color guard caption heads for OC18! Kelsey King returns as the Caption Head and her third season with OC. A native of the area, Kelsey is the color guard director at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia. As a performer, she marched with the Cadets from 2012-2015 [...]

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Meet the Team: Visual

By | 2017-09-18T06:05:45+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Announcements|

We are excited to announce our visual team for the 2018 season, with many familiar names of the Oregon Crusaders in new roles. Ryan Springler returns as the Visual Caption Head and for his third season with the Oregon Crusaders. Based somewhat in Mesa, Arizona, he works as a freelance designer and instructor year-round with [...]

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Meet the Team: Percussion

By | 2017-09-14T18:53:42+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Announcements|

With a new caption head, our percussion caption is expected to have an exciting future this coming season. We are excited to introduce the returning team with you today. Henry Gillard expands his role with us as the new caption head for his fourth year. Since 2012, he has instructed and written for several ensembles [...]

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Meet the Team: Brass

By | 2017-09-18T01:36:10+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Announcements|

We continue our OC18 staff announcements by introducing our brass team for the upcoming season. With the promotion of Lisa Tatum to Caption Head and the addition of new talent throughout the team, we expect our brass to continue to strengthen. Lisa Tatum returns for her second year with OC, now as the Brass Caption [...]

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Meet the Team: Design

By | 2017-12-08T18:05:53+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Announcements|

OC18 is just around the corner, and with it comes some exciting updates from us. Today we want you to meet the team behind the show for this season, which includes familiar names and some new faces this year. Jodie Rhodes returns for her second year as our Program and Staff Coordinator. She has been [...]

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