Raiders Announce 2023 Design Team

Raiders Design Team

The Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce our design team for the 2023 season.

Raiders Staff 2023, Terry Pritchard.

Terry Pritchard

Program Coordinator, Brass Caption Head

Terry Pritchard returns to the Raiders as the Brass Caption Supervisor and Program Coordinator.

Known affectionately in the Drum Corps world as “Animal,” Terry Pritchard began his performing career aging out with the Drum Corps International World Champion Star of Indiana.

During his time at Star, he studied design under the late George Zingali and technique from Dr Len Kruzecki and Todd Ryan. Following in the footsteps of these great instructors, Terry developed a style that is innovative, creative, and unmistakable.

Pritchard continued his performing career with the Tony and Emmy Award-winning show, Blast! as a cast member in the Broadway Cast where he played Tuba, percussion and voice. Terry was also the visual instructor for both the North American touring cast and the Broadway Cast. He once again donned the historic pink uniform as the Tuba section leader for the 2010 Star of Indiana Alumni Corps that performed at the 2010 DCI World Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Terry’s design style has led to several world championships beginning in 1994 with the Chimeras Winter Guard, WGI Open Class Champions. Terry began teaching indoor drum lines with Music City Mystique. This led to successful early years and multiple World Championships for Mystique while developing a young WGI indoor marching percussion activity.

Terry has been an instructor or designer for some of the best ensembles in the country. The list includes Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle corps, Vigilantes Drum and Bugle Corps, Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps, Music City Mystique, Avon High School, Mission Viejo High School, Diamonds Indoor Percussion, Chimeras Winter Guard, Summit Winter Guard, Brentwood High School, James Martin High School, Bloomington North High School, Middle Tennessee State University, University of New Mexico, Dobyns-Bennett High School, and Science Hill High School.

Terry is currently the host of the Jeep Life Podcast and is an avid Jeeper. 

Key Poulan

Brass Arranger

Key Poulan is a composer and arranger with a extensive expertise in the marching arts.

Key has composed and/or arranged for the world’s most famous drum corps including the Santa Clara Vanguard, Mandarins, Genesis, Glassmen, Spirit of Atlanta, Cascades, Vanguard Cadets, Spartans, Raiders, Caballeros, Bushwackers, Hurricanes, Fusion Core, Sunrisers, Renegades, Millennium (Italy), Juliana (Netherlands), Siamyth (Thailand), Star United and the Mass Brass Mini Corps.

Key was the wind arranger for the WGI group Chromium Winds (The Cavaliers) and won back-to-back Gold Medals in their first 2 years of existence. As the owner of Key Poulan Music, he has been recognized as one of the country’s top arrangers and composers in the area of contemporary marching band, has several concert band works to his credit.

Key’s marching band arrangements have won several national titles at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Championships. His works have won many state titles including a record 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place sweep at the Texas UIL State Marching Band Championships. His transcription of “The Promise of Living” from Copland’s “Tender Land” was extremely well received at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival and his original works “Carnegie Fanfare and Dance” and “A Fortune in Steel” were premiered at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. As an alumnus from East Texas State University (Now Texas A&M, Commerce), Key explored his love for percussion through a recently commissioned marimba solo project titled “Scarabs”.

As a trombone student of the late, great Dr. Neill Humfeld at East Texas State University in Commerce, TX, Key received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He was a successful conducting student or Mr. Gary Hill (recently retired from Arizona State University). He taught at Westfield HS (Houston, TX), Merced HS (Merced, CA), Clovis HS (Clovis, CA), and opened Buchanan HS (Clovis, CA) in 1991 where the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band established a national reputation of excellence with over 20 Downbeat Magazine awards.

Raiders Staff 2023 Marc Garside.

Marc Garside

Percussion Arranger

Marc Garside has been a percussion instructor and a show designer in the marching arts since 2002.

Marc was formerly the percussion caption-head and arranger for the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps, the White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Director and Staff/Program Coordinator for the Penn State Indoor Drumline.

Marc has also worked with many other scholastic and independent programs as a music and/or drill designer including Williamsport High School, the Shikellamy High School, Danville High School, Central Dauphin East High School, Tyrone High School, the EPIC Summer Drumline, and the EPIC Cadets Jr. Independent Drumline.

Marc serves as a judge for various competitive band circuits, and is the instructor of the TOB All-Star Drumline that performs in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade. Marc also performs as a freelance percussionist with the Bucknell University Symphony and various other ensembles when called upon.

Raiders Staff 2023, Jordan Fisch.

Jordan Fisch

Visual Designer

Jordan is excited to join the Raiders team as Visual Designer for the 2023 season. Jordan previously served as on the visual caption head for the DCA corps Fusion Core and Bushwackers. 

In 2022 Jordan designed the drill for Fusion Core resulting in a DCA Class A Championship. His drum corps marching experience includes the Brass sections of the Crossmen (2006), the Boston Crusaders (2007), and The Cadets (2008-2010).

He currently designs for the NJ USBands Group 2 Open National Champions Allentown (NJ) High School as well as several other schools across the country.

He graduated from West Chester University in 2012 with a Degree in Music Education and teaches middle school band in South River New Jersey. Jordan has been invovled in the marching arts since 2009 and brings a wealth of experience, energy, and creativity!

Raiders Staff 2023, Jalen Swain.

Jalen Swain

Color Guard Designer & Caption Head

Jalen Swain resides in Columbia, MD and is a former public school educator. He has involved himself in many aspects of the performance arts including concert choir, show choir, pop vocals, drama, musical theatre, marching band, dance, drum corps, and color guard.

Jalen’s marching career began during his senior year at Paint Branch High School in Montgomery County, MD playing the trombone. He then joined the World Famous Towson University Marching Band and marched in the Low Brass section for four years, serving the last two as Marching SMAC. His color guard journey in 2016 with the Towson University Winter Guard.

He continued this path to become a cast member of many guard ensembles including Emanon Winter Guard, Virtual Arts’ Virtual Marching Band, Fusion Winter Guard, and Fusion Core. As a guard educator, Jalen served as a volunteer instructor for the Loch Raven High School Marching Band in 2018 before returning to the TUMB in 2019 as a flag technician.

He is currently the guard captain for the Howard High School Marching Band, Mt Hebron High School Marching Unit, and is also the Administrative Assistant and Director of Color Guard for the World Famous Towson University Marching Band.

Jalen’s goal is to always be in a position to develop the next generation of artists and innovators.

Please join us in welcoming this year’s design team to Raiders 2023. We hope you’re as excited as we are!

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