Rob is the Director and Program Designer for Matrix Performing Arts from Akron, OH, and the Front Ensemble Arranger and Coordinator for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. He currently is the owner of Ferguson Design Solutions, a pageantry design resource company that specializes in custom show design packages, resources, and consulting. Rob has designed and taught within all realms of the pageantry arts throughout the U.S. and abroad. Rob judges in both the marching band and indoor drumline arenas throughout the U.S.
Mr. Broadbent is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University. Prior to coming to Flanagan in 2001, Mr. Broadbent taught music at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton, Connecticut.
He marched from 1990-1992 in the Connecticut Hurricanes senior drum and bugle corps and with the 1993-1996 Cadets of Bergen County. Mr. Broadbent has teaching experience with the 1997 Boston Crusaders, and with the Cadets from 1998 to 2002 (including a year as the Color guard caption head in 2001) and 3 DCI World Championship Titles. Mr. Broadbent returned to the Boston Crusaders from 2004-2006 and has been an active staff member of the Cadets for the last two summers. Other color guard teaching experiences include Danbury HS, Connecticut from 1994 to 1998, Norwalk HS, Connecticut from 1998 to 2001, the 2001 St. Anns World bronze medalist, 2002 Braddock Independent as well as the Southern Knights Winter Guard from Brighton, England from 2006 to 2012.
Mr. Broadbent has been the Director of Color Guards at Flanagan High School since 2001. Since then, Flanagan has received the Scholastic Open Bronze medal in 2003, State Color Guard Champions in 2004 & 2006 as well as WGI Scholastic World Class Finalist since 2004. They are the South Florida Winter Guard Association Champions for the last 14 consecutive years, longer then any other school in South Florida history. In 2008 & 2012, Flanagan was named the WGI Scholastic World Champions, 2013 & 2015 Scholastic World Silver Medalist and in 2009 and 2011 the WGI Scholastic World Bronze Medalist. Flanagan was also the 2012 recipient of the WGI Scholastic World Fans Favorite Award. Mr. Broadbent currently serves on the South Florida Winter Guard Association Board, WGI Advisory Board and WGI Board of Directors.
Tony Nuez is a sound design specialist, educator, arranger, and visual designer living in Southern California.
He is the percussion arranger and visual designer for many high school ensembles (such as South Hills High School and Arcadia High School), as well as independent ensembles including Riverside Community College Indoor Percussion, and UnikStar Percussion Ensemble (France). Tony is a contributing member of www.projectRISEmusic.com, and manages a team of artists whose work can be found at www.vimeo.com/cutpastecollective.
As a music educator, he is a frequent clinician at Morehead State University, Music for All Summer Symposium, and WGI DrumFest on Tour. His curriculum focuses on technology based arranging and composing utilizing leading hardware and software applications.
Tony has held various design and instructional roles with Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, Pulse Percussion, and Music City Mystique. He is a former member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Riverside Community College Indoor Drum Line, Patriots Drum and Bugle Corps, and Black Knights Indoor Percussion.
He is currently a member of the WGI Board of Directors, ASCAP, and is an Apple Certified Master Pro in Logic Studio.
Tim Pierce has a broad range of experience in design for the visual and performing arts. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Mississippi College. He is a former marching member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. His professional career began as a band and choir director in Mississippi and has continued as teacher, consultant and/or adjudicator in twenty-two states. He has judged for Bands of America, The Gulf Coast Judges Association, The New York Federation of Judges and worked thirteen years for Winter Guard International. He has adjudicated show choir, church choir, cheer and dance at the state and regional level since 1979.
Mr. Pierce is the owner of Signature Designs, Inc. He has designed for programs in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Kentucky. During this time his groups have accumulated twelve state titles, finals placement in BOA regional championships, twelve state indoor color guard titles as well as finals placement in WGI regional and World Championships. Mr. Pierce was program co- ordinator for The Mississippi Lions All-State Marching Band in 2001 and 2002 as well as The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band in 2010 and 2011. He has designed for bands appearing in both The Macys Parade and The Rose Parade. Mr. Pierce has served as Program Consultant for Music City Drum Corps, Visual Co-ordinator for The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and Program Co-ordinator for WGI Independent World Class finalist Cypress Independent Color Guard.
Michael has designed for drum & bugle corps, winter color guards, indoor percussion, indoor winds, marching bands, and baton ensembles. Some of these include The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, Pride of Cincinnati, Aimachi, Carmel HS and many more.
Michael has been a clinician and adjudicator for WGI, as well as local and national associations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Tim Fairbanks has taught at Centerville HS (OH) since 1997, serving as the Marching Percussion Director until 2011 and is currently the Drill Designer for the marching band, winter guard, and indoor drumline, which is a consistent Scholastic World Finalists at the WGI World Championships. Centerville Indoor Drumline is the 1999 Scholastic Open Champion and 2004 WGI Scholastic World Champion. Tim is the Director and Visual Designer for Rhythm X, WGI Percussion Independent World Class Champion in 2008, 2009, 2013 and has been the Drill Designer for the Bluecoats (Canton, OH) and Blue Stars (Lacrosse, WI). He proudly endorses the products of Pearl/Adams, Evans/Daddario, Sabian Inc., and is a Signature Artist with Innovative Percussion. Tim is the Vice President-Percussion for WGI Sport of the Arts, serving on the WGI Board of Directors Executive Committee, in addition to membership on the WGI Percussion Advisory Board and Steering Committee. Tim is an internationally in-demand clinician, designer, arranger and adjudicator.
Kevin Shah is an active designer and educator in the the world of the marching arts. Currently, Kevin serves as music coordinator and front ensemble arranger for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. Kevin Is also a member of the DCI Rules and Systems Task Force.
During the winter, Kevin is the music designer for Arcadia High School (2011 WGI scholastic World champions) and Broken City Percussion. He also serves on the WGI Percussion Steering committee.
In the fall, Kevin is a wind and percussion arranger for Arcadia High School, Upland High School, Mission Viejo High School, Nogales High School, Foothill High School and Byron Nelson High School.
Kevin holds a B.M. in percussion performance from UCLA and an M.M. in percussion performance from the Juilliard School of Music.
Kevin owns and operates projectRISEmusic.com which features many of his works for marching band and indoor percussion ensemble.
I am a full time visual designer, choreographer, arranger and judge in the marching arts. My WGI clients include:
As a judge, I work in the WGAZ and AZMBA circuits in the Southwest US.
During the summer and fall, my clients have included
30 plus years in design and judging for winter guards. Most of that time in South Florida.
Have designed and worked with many WGI finalist in A and Open class.
Active judge still for SFWGA/FFCC including guard, percussion and winds. Judge Effect and Ensemble as well as provide over views at many shows .
He is currently the music arranger and coordinator for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, TX and The Company Performance Ensemble of Great Britain. He also is the music director for Rhythm X; both the 3 time gold medalist percussion group (2008, 2009, 2013) and the WGI Winds group who were Independent World class gold medalists in its inaugural year (2015). He has also written for many successful high school groups including Centerville HS, Cedar Park HS, Vandegrift HS, Stephen F Austin HS, Bellbrook HS and many more.
Andrew currently resides in Centerville, Ohio with his wife Kara, daughter Natalie, son Brady and Ralphie the Westie. Before becoming a full time composer and arranger, he was the Centerville High School Band Director from 2005-2008.
He was a member of the Centerville Jazz Band and world champion winter drumline from 1997-2001. Following high school he was a member of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2001 and 2002, being the percussion captain in 2002. In 2004, he was a member of the DCI World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Andrew was also a member of the WGI Independent World Class Medalist Rhythm X from 2003-2005, being the ensemble captain in 2004 and 2005.
Andrew is a Yamaha Artist and a proud endorser of Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Evans Drumheads and Zildjian Cymbals. In 2009 Vic Firth introduced the Andrew Markworth Signature mallets for marimba and vibraphone. He recently gave clinics at the Bands of America Summer Symposium and PASIC.
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