DRUM MAJOR RESOURCES
DRUM MAJOR RESOURCES
Central Iowa Color Guard Camp
Mr. Dick Redman is the founder and director of the Central Iowa Color Guard Camp. The camp began on the Central College campus in 1982 with a small number of local color guard students and has expanded to an average of 275 flag, rifle, and drum major students every summer. This enrollment makes the camp one of the largest attended summer workshops of its kind in the Midwest. Mr. Redman has served as an adjudicator for many marching band and drill team contests throughout the United States and Canada. He has been a director for color guard camps at Truman State University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Kansas, and Northern Arizona University as well as a choreographer for many Midwest high school color guards and the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. Under his direction, the Pella High School "Marching Dutch" color guard have received more Best of Class and Top Overall awards than any other Class 3A color guard.
Sandi Ellis has been a choreographer, teacher, and adjudicator in color guard for nearly 20 years. She marched twice in the Tournament of Roses Parade, both as a high school and college student, and Sandi has choreographed work for a Citrus Bowl participant.
Rusty Raymond is currently the Director of Bands at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO. He has been active for the past 14 years as a drum major and marching band clinician and has served at the Central Iowa Color Guard Camp since it began.
Dameon Place is a band director with the Pella Community School District. Dameon served served two years as drum major of the award winning Hawkeye Marching Band and has been on the staff at the Central Iowa Color Guard Camp since 2005.
Pam has been teaching instrumental music for over 25 years and working with competitive color guards in the central Iowa area since 1989. Pam has had successful competition color guards in the mid-west as well as in Canada. Since 2001 Pam has taught instrumental music in the Ottumwa Community School District and has served as the color guard instructor for the Ottumwa Marching Band. Pam has choreographed for numerous schools across the state of Iowa.
Rebecca Westmoreland is a student at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. From 2005 to 2010 Rebecca performed with Odessa High School and had the honor to perform in WGI finals in 2008 and 2010. During her time at Odessa High School she also got to perform at BOA, once performing in finals exhibition. Since graduating high school she was worked with numerous color guards such as Concordia High School, Warrensburg Middle and High School, Lee’s Summit West High School, and Panache Independent. Rebecca was also a performing member of Panache during the 2012 season. During the fall season Rebecca performs with the Marching Mules at UCM and is currently the guard captain.
Jeff Storey is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has been involved in the pageantry arts as a performer, choreographer, clinician, instructor, director, and judge for over 30 years. He has judged marching bands, drill teams, and color guards in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Jeff is the founder and past-president for Mid Continent Color Guard Association. He has directed and instructed several award-winning color guards and drill teams in the Midwest. Jeff has served as a judge for Iowa State solo and team events and is a judge for the Indiana High School Dance Team Association. Jeff is an educator in the Shawnee Mission Schools (KS).
Kate Falvey has been marching in or teaching color guard ensembles since 1990. She started as a marching member of the Marching Dutch from Pella, Iowa and is still teaching today at Waukee High School in Waukee, Iowa and the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps from St. Peter, MN. She marched for many years with the Govenaires and in 1996 was a member of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. She has worked with groups from Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, New York and Minnesota in every facet of color guard, from full-season design and instruction to part-time clinician and technician. This is Kate''s eighth year as a member of the Central Iowa Color Guard Camp staff.
Born in St. Louis Missouri, Evan Coonrod attended Southwest Missouri State University from 2000-2005. While at SMSU, he performed with the Pride of SMSU Marching Band and was captain of the color guard for three seasons. He also performed with the Pride of SMSU winter guard from 2001-2004. In 2006 Evan moved to Jacksonville, FL to perform with the Independent World Winter Guard, Northeast Independent. Since 2002, Evan has taught many color guard programs all over Missouri, Kansas, and Florida. He is currently the Color Guard Director at Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Missouri.
Ashleigh Wright is currently and elementary special education teacher in the Waukee School District. She is an alumni of Waterloo West High school where she first started her color guard training under the instruction of William Martin. Ashleigh toured with Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp during the summer of 2008.
Originally from Wheaton, Illinois, Chet Aliga studied Music Education and Performance at the University of Iowa. During his time at the University of Iowa he was a member of numerous chamber groups, choirs, and ensembles including serving as Drum Major for the Hawkeye Marching Band for two years. Prior to moving to Lansing, Michigan during the summer of 2013, Chet was the Director of Bands at West Liberty High School in West Liberty, Iowa since 2011 where he oversaw all aspects of the high school band program and 5th grade beginning band. He currently is a recruiter for Marshall Music and track and field coach at Grand Ledge High School. This fall he will begin his Masters of Wind Conducting at Western Michigan University. Some of his hobbies include playing football, basketball, running, swimming, biking, pole vaulting, camping, surfing, and traveling.
Elizabeth Keune has been coaching Color Guard and Winter Guards for the past 11 years in the Kansas City, MO area. She currently is the Director of the Lee''s Summit West High School and the Summit Lakes Middle School Guard programs. She has worked with and/or choreographed for programs such as; Odessa, Fort Osage, Raymore-Peculiar, Maryville, Savannah, Centerview, Panache Independent, and Synchronicity Independent. In the summer of 2003 Elizabeth marched with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps based out of Dubuque, IA finishing out the season at DCI Championships in Orlando, FL. She feels very honored to be asked to join onto staff for the Central Iowa Color Guard and Drum Major Camp and is excited to share her passion of spinning.
Samantha Houston comes to us from Lawrence, KS. She started in colorguard at Odessa High School in Odessa, MO. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Kansas. While at KU she was a member of The Marching Jayhawks, Synchronicity Winterguard and Avidity Independent Winterguard. In 2010 she spent the summer as a colorguard member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition to previously being the director of Lawrence Free State High School Colorguard Director, she is also on staff at Basehor-Linwood High School, Blue Springs High School and Mosaic Winterguard. When not teaching colorguard, she is an elementary music teacher at Belmont Elementary in the DeSoto School District.
Sherry Stone marched drum and bugle corps in the color guard for nine years, five of which were with the Phantom Regiment of Rockford, IL, spinning flag, rifle, and sabre. She has been teaching professionally for eighteen years, teaching marching bands and winter guards in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Missouri. Sherry genuinely loves teaching and sharing her knowledge and skills with students. She has produced numerous Best Color Guards, two-time ISDTA state champions with Bettendorf High School (and five-time Community Service Award recipients), and Silver Medalists with the Midwest Color Guard Circuit. Sherry is also a color guard judge for IHSMA state contests and Iowa marching band competitions. Academically, Sherry recently earned her Master’s degree in Health Care Administration with a 4.0 GPA and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Her greatest accomplishment is her amazing, smart, and beautiful ten-year-old daughter (who already spins flag!).
Lisa Carson has served as a colorguard coach, sponsor and choreographer for almost 15 years. She is currently the director of MCCGA silver medalist, Mosaic Independent based in Overland Park, KS. This mother of four has extensive experience as a "colorguard parent", "booster club member" and coach. Lisa also spent much of four summers on the road supporting the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps.
Kim Kras has been working for over 15 years in the fall and winter pageantry activities, designing for marching bands and winter guards across the US, including California, Iowa, Missouri, and Virginia. She was most recently involved with Francis Howell North High School from St. Louis, MO, a five time WGI Scholastic Open Finalist. Kim also performed with the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps and the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as the Pride of Missouri State University Winter Guard. Kim Kras resides in Boston, MA where she is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
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