Oregon Crusaders has assembled an incredibly gifted staff of educators who bring the magic of its program to life.
The Design Team
Ms. Rhodes is a graduate of Texas Tech University and received a Masters from Sam Houston State University. She has received numerous accolades for both concert and marching band festivals and is a member of TMEA, TBA and Midwest. Ms. Rhodes is an adjudicator and consultant with numerous marching band, concert bands and indoor drumline competitions across the country.
From 1999 through 2003, Mr. Green was a performer, conductor, & supervisor for the Tony Award & Emmy Award winning production Blast!. From 2003 to the present, Brad worked with many World Class drum & bugle corps – including the Blue Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Stars, Madison Scouts, & Oregon Crusaders.
Instructional Staff – Brass
From 1999 through 2003, Mr. Green was a performer, conductor, & supervisor for the Tony Award & Emmy Award winning production Blast!. From 2003 to the present, Brad worked with many World Class drum & bugle corps including the Blue Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Stars, Madison Scouts, & Oregon Crusaders.
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Andrew currently resides in Danville, IN with his wife, Kiley. Andrew is the Director of Bands for the Danville Community School Corporation and teaches grades 6-12.
During her time at CU she has worked on visual and music staff for several Denver Area marching bands including Mead, Arvada, and Monarch. She began her drum corps career marching baritone with The Casper Troopers in 2013 under current OC Brass Caption Head Tim Snyder. She also marched with The Phantom Regiment before aging out with The Cadets in 2016. Cameron is fiercely passionate about music education and is incredibly excited to join Oregon Crusaders for the 2017 season.
Instructional Staff – Guard
Nikki currently resides in Columbus, OH where she is the Director of the Central Crossing High School Colorguard.
Karissa first started teaching as a colorguard technician for the Moanalua High School “Menehune” Marching band in Hawaii. She relocated briefly to the Sacramento area where she continued to teach at local high schools but now resides in the Bay Area with her current colorguard program at Christopher High School in Gilroy, CA. In 2016, she joined the Vanguard Cadets as a Flag Technician and Choreographer and is looking forward to joining the 2017 Oregon Crusaders team as a Technician!
In more recent years, Evan has focused on teaching both inside and outside the colorguard world. He has been teaching the Flanagan High School Color Guard since 2010, and has recently been involved with other groups such as West Broward High School and the Boston Crusaders. Outside of colorguard, he teaches 3rd grade in the South Florida area.
Instructional Staff – Percussion
Luke received his Bachelor’s degree in percussion performance in 2014 from Pacific Lutheran University under the instruction of Miho Takekawa, and is working on his Maters in Percussion Performance at the University of Oregon. He also plays with several local ensembles including the Portland Wind Symphony as the percussion section leader, as well as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Luke aged out of drum corps with the Phantom Regiment in 2013.
Shealley was a member of the Seattle Cascades in 2000 – 2002. She was also a member of the Sacramento Freelancers winter percussion from 2000-2002.
She joined the staff of the eNVision Performing Arts Ensemble in 2014, and has also been on staff with the Seattle Cascades Drum Corps intermittently from 2007 – 2016.
She is an arranger for Gary P. Gilroy publications and is a proud Percussion Educator Artist with Innovative Percussion mallets and sticks. She is also a Etymotic Ear Plug Signature ETY Head Artist and was recently featured on the Etymoic Audio File in June of 2016.
Aaron has taught at Haltom and Southlake Carroll High Schools, and is a student at the University of North Texas where he has been a member of numerous ensembles, including the UNT Marching band, and the award winning UNT A-line.
Jack has been involved in the DCI community for many years, performing with the Madison Scouts in 2009 and later earning the Fred Sanford Percussion Award the following year with the Phantom Regiment in 2010.
Immediately after his age out, Mike joined the instructional staff for The Crossmen (2015-16), as well as for Rhythm X (2016). Mike currently resides in Miamisburg, Ohio where he is on staff for his third season with Mason High School. Mike also provides instruction for multiple high schools in the southwest Ohio region.