The Columbus Saints Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the educational staff for the 2020 season. This year’s staff is jam-packed with educators with experience from numerous DCI World Class Corps, DCA World Champions, and various ensembles taught by leading marching arts educators! We’re looking for Guard and Visual Technicians with drum corps or indoor experience! Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an interview!
Returning this season as Program Consultant is Nate Banzhof, an experienced Cincinnati area band director. Currently working as Assistant Band Director at Harrison HS, he’s an active performer and is the owner of Western Hills Music Sales. Marching with the DCI World Class Finalist Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps from 1994-1995; and SoundSport Team Glassmen Alumni, Nate brings years of experience, and passion for music to consultant and further develop the Saints.
Returning for 2019 is Amie Hartman of Grove City, OH as Lead Brass Technician. She holds a B.A. of Music in French Horn Performance from Youngstown State, and has a passion for teaching, working with numerous BOA and State Finalist bands; currently Central Crossing HS. As an alumnus of the DCI World Class Finalist Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps in 2012, she brings a wealth of experience and passion to the Saints.
Returning for 2020 is Martin Williams of Columbus, OH as Brass Technician. Martin is the founder of the Saints horn line creating the Drum & Bugle Corps, and previously served as Brass Caption Head and Membership Director over his years with the Saints. He’s an avid drum corps fan and in his spare time arranges selections for various corps such as Rocketeers, Erie Thunderbirds, and more! Martin’s energy is what helped build the Saints and we’re excited to have him returning for 2020!
Returning for his third season bringing over 16 years of experience to the Saints, we’re excited to have David Vielhaber as a Percussion Caption Head and Arranger for our 2020 season. He has competed and/or taught at the high school and college levels as well as DCI, DCA, and WGI. David marched in the Southwest Texas State University Bobcat Band, 2000-2002, Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio 2002- 2003 ; Element’ Percussion WGI Open in 2002; Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps in 2007-2008; Empire Statesmen 2010-2013; Rhythm in Blue (Bluecoats SoundSport), rounding out nearly 16 years of marching experience. He loves drum corps and bass drum and is excited to continue to share that love with the Saints.
Barbara Terrell has joined the Saints for 2020 as Front Ensemble Coordinator. Barbara has been involved in the marching arts since 2012, both as a performer and educator. She has had the opportunity to perform with various ensembles at Milford High School, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Tradition, and ConneXus. Barbara is the front ensemble coordinator at Ross High School and Colerain High School and has had the pleasure of working as a front ensemble technician with Williamstown High School and Lakota East High School. She is looking forward to her first season leading with the Columbus Saints!
Evan Alexander is returning to the Saints as our Visual Caption Head for the 2020 season and has been involved in the marching activity for a decade. Starting as a student at Central Crossing High School in 2009 to currently being a member of the school’s marching band staff for the last 4 seasons. He also spent 3 seasons marching with DCI World Class Finalists, Glassmen in 2012 and Blue Knights in 2013 & 2015. Evan is excited to return to the Saints team to help develop the next generation of the activity.
Returning for her 6th season is Liz Steele as Guard Caption Head and Winter guard Director. Performing with Hamilton TWP marching band, local indoor ensembles, and the Ohio Dominican University Marching Band, Liz brings a local focus to help build young people into strong performers. Liz holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Dominican University and is currently employed as a legal professional. Her hobbies include reading, music concerts, theater productions, learning vintage hairstyles, and last but not least, color guard!