DRUM MAJOR INSTRUCTORS
Dr. Brad McDavid
Dr. Brad McDavid is entering his 24th year as Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Washington and is the founder and coordinator of Washington Marching Band Camps (formerly the HUSKY BAND DRUM MAJOR/DRUMLINE ACADEMY). During his tenure at the UW, McDavid has overseen the band’s growth from 160 to it’s current size of 240 winds and percussion. In addition to coordinating one of the nation’s most comprehensive collegiate athletic band programs, McDavid is also in demand as a marching and concert band adjudicator and clinician, having worked with bands in 17 states as well as Canada, China, and Japan. In 2008, McDavid was honored by being selected as the lead conductor and head artistic director of the 1700 member Beijing Olympic Orchestra (marching band). Currently Dr. McDavid also serves on the selection committees for the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Trophy, which recognizes outstanding college marching bands as well as the Sudler Shield which recognizes marching bands of merit on the public school level. McDavid is also currently co-authoring a series of instructional DVD’s published by GIA entitled the The Marching Band Director’s Video Toolbox, highlighting the effective teaching and implementation of both traditional and contemporary marching techniques.
Dr. Alexander Trevino
Dr. Alexander Trevino is the Director of Athletic Bands and Associate Director of Bands at Old Dominion University. Dr. Trevino has established the first-ever marching band program at ODU. The band has recently completed its second full season of football performances and preparing for the 2011-2012 season when ODU officially enters the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The band began rehearsing in the fall of 2008 and has since performed in exhibition and in public performances throughout the Commonwealth.
Prior to his post at ODU, Dr. Trevino served as Graduate Teaching Assistant with the University of Washington athletic band program in Seattle, Washington from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Trevino also directed the Husky Volleyball Band in 2005, which accompanied the Washington Volleyball Team to the NCAA Finals in San Antonio, Texas, where the Huskies earned a National Championship victory over Nebraska.
Prior to his time at The University of Washington, Dr. Trevino worked as a Graduate Assistant with the University of Tennessee “Pride of the Southland” Marching Band. Serving in that capacity from 2002 through 2004, he assisted in the teaching of marching drill and music performance, and in 2004 introduced a maneuver known as “The Zipper T” that has since become a highlight of the Tennessee Pregame show.
Dr. Trevino holds a PhD. in Music Education from the University of Washington and a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from The University of Tennessee. He also holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Christopher Chapman
Dr. Christopher Chapman is the director of bands at Oregon State University where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds. Chapman guides all aspects of the band program, and coordinates the wind band conducting area. Under his direction, the OSU bands have gained notoriety and praise from composers and audiences alike. The OSU Wind Ensemble has toured extensively and has been featured in performance sites from Carnegie Hall in New York to concert halls on the U.S. West Coast and Japan. The ensemble’s recent commercial recording, “The Five Changes,” was produced by Mark Records.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Chapman holds degrees in music from The Ohio State University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Washington. He has appeared as a conductor, clinician and lecturer throughout the United States. He is also a contributing author to “A Composer’s Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band,” a series of books on contemporary wind band composers for Meredith Music Publications, a subsidiary of the Hal Leonard Corporation and Teaching Music through Performance by GIA Publications. Chapman’s wind band compositions and arrangements are receiving performances across the United States.
Dr. Chapman is currently the past-president of Northwest division of the College Band Directors National Association and state representative of the National Band Association. He is an honorary member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity where he has served as the co-governor of the Western district, and he is an honorary member of the Tau Beta Sigma honorary band sorority. He is also a member of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Oregon Band Directors Association, National Association for Music Educators, and Oregon Music Educators Association. Additionally, Chapman serves as the music director of the Oregon Brass Society, a British-style brass band in Springfield, Oregon.
Marcus J. Pimpleton
Marcus Pimpleton is director of bands at Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School. Prior to the start of his teaching career, Pimpleton served three years as drum major of the famed University of Washington Husky Marching Band where his personal highlights included leading the band in the 2001 Rose Parade and in performances in the People’s Republic of China. Since 2005, Pimpleton has also served as director of the Seattle Schools All-City Marching Band where he oversees the instruction and development of the band’s five drum majors. Pimpleton has also served a brief stint as the Director of Athletic Bands at Seattle University, where he coordinated the Redhawks Pep Band . Mr. Pimpleton’s bands have been featured in performances throughout the Puget Sound region and into British Columbia, as well as on performance tours to California, Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and New York.
Stephanie Trevino is a graduate of the University of Washington and served as the 5th female Drum Major of the Husky Marching Band for three seasons from 2004-2006. Stephanie and her husband Dr. Alexander Trevino live in Norfolk, Virginia where she has developed and coached the Old Dominion Monarch Marching Band Drum Majors since 2007 from the very beginning of their marching band program. Stephanie has training in traditional corps conducting, showmanship and leadership, corps and traditional marching fundamentals, American baton/mace twirling and spinning, and infamous Husky Band and Ohio State Gray Baton. Stephanie has a degree in Biology and a Masters in Teaching and teaches high school science in Virginia Beach.
Dan McDonald is Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. At NSU, he directs the “Spirit of Northwestern” Marching Band, the “Purple Haze” Basketball Band, Wind Ensemble, Magale Concert Band and teaches courses in student leadership, music education and conducting. Mr. McDonald is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in instrumental conducting at the University of Washington where he served as Graduate Assistant Director for the Husky Marching Band, conductor of Campus Band and was an assistant conductor for the Wind Ensemble. He earned a B.A. in Music (Saxophone) and a M.M. in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Connecticut. At UConn, Mr. McDonald was assistant conductor for the Symphonic Band, Concert Band and assisted with undergraduate conducting. Prior to his graduate work, he taught in Ashford, CT and was Director of Instrumental Music at The Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, CT. He has conducted and directed ensembles that have performed at Benaroya Hall, Chunghwa Clarion Shanghai Spring International Wind Music Festival, Fight Hunger Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and on international tour in Beijing, China. Dan is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, College Music Society and Louisiana Music Educators Association.
John Aguilar is a 2017 graduate of the University of Washington and will be the Director of Bands at Eagle Staff Middle School this fall. While in the Husky Marching Band, he served as the Drum Major for 3 years and as the Undergraduate Assistant his last year. John will be receiving his BM in Music Education this June and is an active brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary band service fraternity. Outside of the UW, he is an active advocate for music education around the greater Seattle area. During the school year, he mentors and provides private lessons to nearby high schools’ drum majors and hosts leadership workshops and band clinics for nearby high school marching bands. In the summer, he serves as the Assistant Director of the Seattle All-City Marching Band, which is comprised of high school band members from the Seattle Public Schools and neighboring cities, as well as Associate Director for the Seattle Junior All-City Marching Band.
Brian Huynh is entering into his junior year at the University of Washington and his third year in the Husky Marching Band, with this fall being his second season as Drum Major. Brian was a freshman direct student in the Foster School of Business and is majoring in Accounting. He is also an active brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary band service fraternity.He is also active in helping and training the drum majors at Roosevelt High School.
Currently living outside of Seattle, WA, Craig is a passionate educator and percussion advocate who firmly believes that the leadership and life skills learned through arts education are unique and invaluable, and works to provide impactful experiences through percussion for all his students.
Craig began studying percussion in 7th grade and studied with noted percussion educators Donn Bennett, Scott Ketron, and David Reeves prior to heading to Arizona State University where he earned his degree in Music Education. As an ASU student, Craig studied with Dr. J.B. Smith, Dr. Mark Sunkett, Dom Moio, and Bill Wanser. Also during that time, Craig developed a love for marching percussion and went on to compete as a finalist at the highest levels of Drum Corps and WGI. Thanks to the strong and diverse southwest/west coast percussion community, Craig was extremely fortunate to be directly influenced by educators including Rich Hinshaw, Tom Float, Pete Sapadin, Sean Vega, Antonio Hernandez, Ralph Hardimon, and Jeff Queen in the early years of his marching percussion experience.
Over the last 15 years Craig has been a professional performer, band director, adjudicator, and clinician, was an Assistant Director of the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline, and has taught in WGI and DCI with The Academy, Momentum Percussion Theater, Paragon Competitive Arts, and The Seattle Cascades. He is currently a private teacher, the Founder/Director of Emerald City Boom, an instructor of the UW Husky Drumline, Percussion and Winds Coach with the Maple Valley Youth Symphony, and an
instructor/consultant for various high schools.
Austin graduated from Tahoma High School in 2015 and has since performed with Emerald City Boom Drumline, Seattle Cascades and most recently, Dark Sky Percussion, an Independent World Class Percussion Ensemble based out of Long Beach, CA.
Josh is a 2012 graduate of the University of Washington and holds a BA in Science, Technology and Society. While at the UW, he was a 5-year member of the Husky Marching Band. During his time in the band, Josh played in the Husky Drumline for four years, serving as drumline section leader for a year and finished out his undergraduate tenure in the band as a staff assistant on the student staff team. He is currently the Program Coordinator for Husky Athletic Bands & Spirit Squads.