Don't Miss "Drum Speak" with Cadets Arrangers

April 1 video chat will feature Colin McNutt & Dr. Iain Moyer

Tuesday night, Hopkins had Cadets Brass Arranger Jay Bocook on the line to discuss the corps' musical past, present and future, as well as the music industry today. Jay began by telling listeners how he became a world-renowned arranger and offered advice to young people looking to break into the industry. Then George Hopkins directed the conversation through a wide range of topics based on listener-submitted questions. Read quotes from the evening.


Tune in this Tuesday for a video chat with Percussion Caption Supervisor/Battery Arranger Colin McNutt and Front Ensemble Caption Supervisor Iain Moyer.

These highly acclaimed percussionists will speak about each of their contributions to The Cadets' music book. Listeners will also get an inside look at what went into creating last year's championship drumline. Click here to sign up!

Listeners are encouraged to submit questions throughout the webinar, which Goerge will use to direct the one-hour conversation with Colin and Iain.

Read their bios below, and do not miss this opportunity to hear from two of the major percussion figures in the marching arts!

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ColinMcNutt_crop.pngBio: Colin McNutt 
Percussion Caption Supervisor/Battery Arranger

There's nothing more fulfilling to percussionist Colin McNutt than running into former students who have made great lives for themselves. Knowing that he has played a small part in their success and happiness keeps him motivated as he shares his talents with young performers across the country.

Colin is in his seventh year as The Cadets Percussion Caption Supervisor, handling a considerable portion of the drumline's daily instruction. He came to the Cadets with a lengthy marching and drum corps resume, including his most recent position as Director of Percussion and Arranger for the Madison Scouts.

Colin has a strong history in percussion instruction. He arranged music and instructed for Star of Indiana, the Glassmen and the Crossmen. He also took his talents to the stage, writing and teaching for the popular production, Blast!.

Before his teaching career began, Colin started marching drum corps in 1988, his junior year in high school, with the Boston Crusaders. He aged out with the Santa Clara Vanguard in 1992.

Colin has made a career out of his passion for music and percussion, while also completing his double major in music education and classics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1998. When not instructing drum corps, he conducts clinics for Avedis Zildjian Co., REMO, Inc., and Vic Firth. He also writes music for marching bands in the United States and Japan.

For a slice of summer life with Colin The Cadets' Drumline, check out this video:



Bio: Dr. Iain Moyer
Front Ensemble Caption Supervisor

The 2014 DCI season will be Iain Moyer's eighth summer with The Cadets. He has served as the Front Ensemble Supervisor/Arranger since 2009, and worked as a front ensemble technician with the corps in 2007 and 2008.

He came to The Cadets with over 10 years of experience in the Drum Corps International activity, including arranging and teaching positions with the Madison Scouts, the Glassmen, the Crossmen, and Magic of Orlando. 

Prior to his DCI teaching career, Iain performed in the Star of Indiana’s Brass Theatre in 1996, and the Crossmen Front Ensembles in 1997 and 1998.

Iain also currently serves as the Director of Percussion Studies/Assistant Director of Bands at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. His duties at UNA include serving as the Director of the “Pride of Dixie” Percussion Section and the UNA Percussion and Marimba Ensembles. Dr. Moyer also teaches the Percussion Methods classes, Applied Percussion Lessons, as well as co-conducts the UNA Wind Symphony. 

Dr. Moyer’s percussion ensembles at UNA have been featured at regional and state “Days of Percussion”, and the UNA “Pride of Dixie” Percussion Section will be one of three featured collegiate groups to perform at the 2013 PASIC Marching Percussion Festival.

Iain received his Doctoral of Musical Arts and Masters Degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts. His past teachers include Richard Gipson, Thom Hannum, Eduardo Leandro, Leigh Howard Stevens, Peter Tanner and Lance Drege.

Iain is also a highly sought-after Front Ensemble Arranger throughout the country, writing numerous shows for awarding-winning groups in the WGI, BOA, and UIL circuits.

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