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Carol Brittin Chambers is currently on the faculty at Texas Lutheran University, where she teaches trumpet and music education. She also maintains an active performance schedule, including appearances with the Mid-Texas and San Antonio Symphonies, as well as the San Antonio Brass.
Chambers has arranged and orchestrated show music for numerous high school marching bands across the country, as well as The Crossmen Drum Corps. High schools include Ronald Reagan High School, San Antonio, TX (2005 Bands of America Grand Nationals Semi-Finals Champion), Broken Arrow Senior High School, OK (2006 BOA Grand Nationals Finals Champion), Paul Laurence Dunbar HS, KY (2007 KMEA State Marching Band Champion), Aledo HS, TX (2009 BOA Arlington 2A Champion), Birdville HS, TX (2010 BOA Finalist), Keller HS, TX (2011 BOA Finalist), and CT Johnson HS, TX (2011 BOA Grand Nationals Finalist), to name a few. In addition to her own shows, she also orchestrates all the shows of Aaron Guidry, which can be found at www.yataforluda.com.

In addition to marching music, Chambers also enjoys writing works for concert band, solo instruments, and small ensembles.

Before coming to TLU, Chambers taught band for many years in the North East Independent School District, in San Antonio, TX. She was an assistant band director at Ed White Middle School, Lee High School, and Bush Middle School. She also taught private lessons in NEISD.

Chambers received a Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Tech University and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from Northwestern University. She studied under Vincent Cichowicz, John Paynter, Arnold Jacobs, and James Sudduth. She and her husband Mark have three children: Catherine, Joshua, and Julia.



Bret Kuhn (Clinician/Arranger and Performing Artist) is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors degree where he studied percussion with Dan Petersen.

Bret served as Caption Head and Percussion Arranger for the World Champion Cavaliers who won 6 World Championships and 5 High Percussion Awards during his tenure. He also consulted with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps 2006-2008. In 2010 he served as Program Coordinator for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. Bret is the percussion coordinator for the Prospect High School music program and is also adjunct faculty at Vandercook College of Music as well as Northern Illinois university.

Bret has written articles for publication in Percussive Notes Magazine and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Percussive Arts Society. Bret is also a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP. He travels extensively presenting clinics across the United States, Japan and Europe for Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo and Innovative Percussion.

If you wish to contact Bret regarding clinics, arranging or commissioning a percussion ensemble, go to
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Adam Clay is a nationally recognized percussion designer and an instructor for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Prior to The Cavaliers, he was on the instructional staff with The Bluecoats for six years.

In addition to writing shows for outdoor and indoor groups across the country, he founded the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies Drumline, "The Grizzline."

Adam is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is supported by Remo and Innovative Percussion.

Learn more - www.adam-clay.com

Adam's Battery orchestrations include 5 and 6-drum Tenors, as well as 4 and 5-drum Bass Drum lines. His Front Ensemble orchestrations include Synth and Auxiliary parts.
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David Hurd began his career in the “Pageantry Arts” with Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Denver Colorado, it has become his passion ever sense. He is a highly sought after designer as well as the visual caption head for several of the top programs in Colorado. David is currently the visual caption head at Air Academy, Douglas County, Legend and Liberty High School in Colorado.

David also consults with several other programs in the state and around the country. During his tenure, At Air Academy HS, they have been named as the 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 4A State Marching Band Champion winning visual and general effect captions. Air Academy has never placed lower than 3rd since 2004. In 2006, 2007 and 2011 Air Academy was named a finalist and AA class champion at the BOA regionals in Texas and Arizona. Air Academy was 5th in the visual at the 2011 San Antonio BOA Regional. While entering his 5th year designing for Liberty HS, Liberty has gone from finishing 21 in the State to placing 3rd in 2011.

While maintaining an active teaching schedule, David consults, designs, and writes drill for several HS bands, percussion ensembles and Winter Guards. He very active in the winter guard arena, David served as assistant Director and designer of Alchemy Winter Guard. Alchemy is a 7 time RMCGA Champion, 4 time WGI Regional Champion, 2 time WGI Semi-finalists, 1 time RMCGA Silver Medalist and 1 time WGI Finalist. Dave is in his 10th season as an active judge for The Rocky Mountain Color guard Association and in his 3rd season as an Adjudicator for the Colorado Band Masters Association. David also is a Clinician and Consultant for The Colorado Bandmasters Association, doing his part to promote active growth within the Marching Band Activity in Colorado.

DH Visual Design, features quality drill and visual design for your high school marching Marching Band, Winter-guard and Percussion Ensemble. David and his team of designers design drill and music that is custom for your group, each design is tailored to your groups needs. Your drill design will allow your group to be successful through great instrument staging and visual musicality. Return to top

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