About Michelle Stallings

Michelle is the Head of Marketing and Communications for the Oregon Crusaders. She is also an alumnus, marching in the color guard in 2011 and 2014.

Oregon Crusaders 2018 Presents REDRUM

By | 2018-03-18T16:41:43+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Announcements|

Come And Play With Us... Inspired by memorable scenes from the classic 1980 movie by Stanley Kubrick, the Oregon Crusaders 2018 show REDЯUM will take you on a symbolic journey through “The Shining”. Source music for the show includes: Dies Irae - Berlioz Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste - Bartok Uninvited – [...]

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Meet the 2018 Leadership Team

By | 2018-02-05T10:18:20+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Announcements|

It's time to meet our leadership team for the 2018 season! Samantha Ono is returning to the Oregon Crusaders as a drum major for her age out season. She is currently a student at UCLA studying Biochemistry and her primary instrument is the flute. In addition to music, her other passion is martial arts, and [...]

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Front Ensemble Adds More Staff

By | 2018-01-29T09:51:52+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Announcements|

Our percussion is prepping for an exciting season, and has some new additions to the front ensemble staff for 2018! Luke Dedominces will be taking a break this year, and Jack Pronske will now be our front ensemble caption head. Jack is a percussion performer, arranger, and educator from Dallas, Texas, where he is currently a Percussion [...]

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Meet the New Home of Drums of Fire

By | 2018-01-24T09:53:11+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Announcements|

We're super excited for the 2018 season and our favorite show, Drums of Fire. This year is a little different, as the show is moving to a new stadium! Drums of Fire will be happening at McKenzie Stadium at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Washington this year on July 6th. So mark your calendars [...]

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Color Guard Announces Refreshed Team for 2018

By | 2018-01-17T11:20:56+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Announcements|

For the 2018 season, we have some exciting changes with our color guard. With some returning names but many new faces, it is sure to be an exciting year for our color guard. Returning now as our color guard caption head is Alex Bolender. Alex was a member of The Academy Drum and Bugle [...]

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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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