The Raiders are pleased to announce our visual instructional team for the 2022 season.
While additional staff announcements are coming soon, the Raiders are continuing to build its instructional team with caption technicians and interns. For more information about these opportunities, as well as administrative and volunteer openings, visit our website.
Registration is open for our next weekend of rehearsal, auditions, and callbacks. The Raiders will return to Salem, New Jersey on March 11 through 13. Join us for the full weekend audition and rehearsal, or, if this is your first camp, you may choose the Saturday introductory experience.
Brian Starace, visual caption head
Brian Starace is a music educator and saxophonist in the DC metro area. He earned degrees in both Saxophone Performance and Music Education at the University of Maryland where he studied under Tim Powell and performed with ensembles including the UM Wind Orchestra, UM Jazz Ensemble, and the UM Symphony Orchestra.
Active in the marching arts, Brian has worked with various high school marching bands in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and currently works on staff at the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy. His marching experience includes two seasons leading the Mighty Sound of Maryland as Drum Major, three seasons with the Cadets, and one with the Raiders.
Brian currently teaches band and orchestra, directing the instrumental music programs at Jackson Road and Gaithersburg Elementary Schools in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Destinee Bebout, visual instructor
Destinee is a music education and music theory major with a minor in music history at West Chester University. They are primarily a french horn player, and is currently the Musicale Director for the Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota. They have been a part of the marching arts for a decade, spending seasons with Cadets2 in 2018, The Cadets in 2019-2020, and three years with the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band.
Destinee has taught at groups such as Upper Darby High School, Downingtown East High School, and Downingtown East Winter Percussion.
Luke Guthrie, visual instructor
Luke Guthrie is a senior in their last semester of undergraduate studies at Towson University. Their main instrument is bassoon in TU’s premiere ensembles, but they also plays the trumpet, mellophone, and bass guitar in TU’s athletic bands. Having served two seasons as the band’s visual coordinator, Luke’s senior capstone involves writing the visual packet and filming its corresponding video guide for the World Famous Towson University Marching Band. This is Luke’s first year in DCI involved with a corps’ instructional staff, and they are thrilled to be a part of the 2022 Raiders!
Luke’s corps experience includes the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons with the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps and the 2021 season with Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps. They are a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Quaid Swiger, visual instructor
Quaid has been part of the drum corps community since 2012. He first started his drum corps career here at the Raiders in 2012 on baritone and continued to march here until 2013. Quaid then went to march with the Reading Buccaneers in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2019.
He came back to the Raiders to join the visual staff in 2020 and is excited to be back for the 2022 season. Quaid has taught music and visual with the Biglerville High School Band program since 2012. With the Biglerville Marching Band, he has held different positions including: Visual/Marching Instructor (2012-2016) and Percussion Caption Head (2017-Present). For the Biglerville Indoor Drumline, he held different positions including Visual Instructor (2013-2014), Drill/Visual Designer (2015-2016), and Program Coordinator/Music Arranger (2017-Present). He is also a General Music Teacher in Gettysburg, PA.
Julia Terry, visual instructor
Julia Terry (she/her) will be serving on the 2022 Raiders Drum Corps visual staff. She is currently a senior at the University of Maryland and is pursuing a degree in Music Education on horn. Julia is thrilled to be returning to the Raiders, as she marched with the corps in 2016 and 2017, serving as horn sergeant for the latter season. Julia has also marched with the Santa Clara Vanguard (2018) and The Cadets (2019, 2020).
In addition to the marching arts, she is passionate about dance, animals, and musical theater.