Directors

Brian Beck, Director of Bands

 

10466921_10152098174291587_333463810_nBrian Beck is currently the Director of Bands at Davis High School in Yakima, Washington.   Brian graduated summa cum laude with his degree in Broad Area Music Education and a Douglas Honors College Interdisciplinary Honors Minor at Central Washington University in 2014. Brian has performed with the Symphonic Winds, CWU Symphony Orchestra, and as principal tuba of the renown CWU Wind Ensemble under Larry Gookin. Brian also played bass trombone in CWU Jazz 2 and 3. Brian’s choir experience includes singing in the CWU Men’s Choir and the University Chorale.

Brian performed as a member of the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008-2012. Brian held the position of tuba section leader from 2010-12 and was hornline captain for the 2012 season. While with OC, Brian received the prestigious Crusader of the Year award in 2009 and the Outstanding Brass Performer award in 2011. He also served as the tuba soloist for the corps in 2012.

Brian Beck served as the Program Co-Coordinator for the CWU Marching Band between 2010-2013 where he helped to pick show music, write drill, plan and teach rehearsals, and work in other administrative capacities.  He was also the Assistant Director and Visual Designer for the Naches Valley Marching Band for a total for 4 years.  Brian has been a Brass Instructor with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps since fall 2012 to 2014.  Recently, he began working on the staff of the Metro-Capitol Leadership Academy in Portland, Oregon. In addition to the groups listed above, he has worked with various other high school groups from Oregon and Washington.

Outside of music, Brian is an avid skier who has been going up to White Pass Ski Area nearly every weekend since the age of four.  Once the snow melts, you can find him hiking, camping, mountain biking, and rock climbing with his family and friends.

 

Ian Monahan, Assistant Director, Visual Caption Head, and High Brass

 

Ian Monahan is an Assistant Director of the A.C. Davis Marching Band where he works as the Visual Caption and High Brass Technician. Ian just finished his freshman year at Central Washington University, pursuing a degree in Broad Area Music Education. In his first year he performed as the principle horn player in the Symphonic Band and also played with the Symphonic Winds, Men’s Choir, and CWU Central Singers. Ian marched two summers with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2013 and 2014, receiving the accolade for Most Improved Brass Player his rookie year, and with the Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps in 2015.

Ian has also conducted the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, taught private lessons as well as helping teach visual technique and brass for the Cle Elum­-Roslyn and West Valley High School marching bands. When he is not teaching or in school Ian also likes to hike, ski, read and walk his dog.

Elaine Fite, Colorguard Director

Reese Maultsby, Percussion Caption Head/Assistant Director

 

Marching Band Design Staff

Brian Beck – Program Coordinator/Drill Design

Jeff Chambers – Music Design

Elaine Fite/Morgan Bedard, Meghan Scott, Cece Schuler – Choreography

Rob Nelson – Design Consultant

Rick Arnold – Prop Develpment, Design, and Building

Manuel Pedrosa – Electronics Consultant

Jacob Deming – Sound Design

 

Additional Section Instructors

Chaiya Odle – Front Ensemble/Percussion
-Graham Kapowsin High School, Eruption Indoor Percussion, CWU Music Education Major

Morgan Bedard – Color Guard
-Central Valley High School, Columbians Drum Corps

Meghan Scott – Color Guard
-Tahoma High School, Columbians Drum Corps

Cece Schuler – Color Guard
-Naches High School, Oregon Crusaders Drum Corps

Elliott Westom – Flute
-Mountain View High School, Oregon Crusaders Drum Corps

Martin Obrero – Clarinet
Oregon Crusaders Drum Corps, CWU Music Performance Major, Marine Corps Band

Jason Talbott– Saxophone
-Kennewick High School, CWU Saxophone Performance Major/Music Education

Max Jones– High Brass
-West Salem High School, Oregon Crusaders Drum Corps

Brian Petilo– Low Brass
-Franklin Middle School Band Teacher

 

Middle School Band Teachers

Ed Cunnington – Wilson Middle School

Tammi Beam – Lewis and Clark Middle School

Brian Petilo – Franklin Middle School

Kevin Lane – Washington Middle School

Steven Churchwell – Discovery Lab Middle School