Brian Beck, Director of Bands
Brian 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