I guess I'll introduce myself since I'm new to this community. My name is Brandon Stelly and I currently attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and will march my 8th (yes... 8th!) and final season in the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band. We are currently 280 strong with the possibility of topping the 300+ mark once band camp starts. This season we will have the privilege of participating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in NYC and will more than likely take our competition drumline to PASIC in Columbus, Ohio in November. We normally perform two solid shows each season with our first show being based on Broadway musicals. Our second show will be full of funk from the likes of Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, and James Brown (to name a few).
This will mark my 6th year as section leader (bass... I play 2nd out of 7) and drumline co-captain. We are currently endorsed by Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, and Yamaha Drums. Our caption head is Mr. Jeff Prosperie, former percussion caption head for the DCI World Champion Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps 1990-95, member of The Bayonne Bridgemen, Star of Indiana, and the Phantom Regiment, and adjudicator for Drum Corps International and the Percussive Arts Society.
Along with Jeff Prosperie, I have also been under the instruction of Adam Mason, Jon Burbank, Mike Stevens, Larry Cauley, John Wooton, Lalo Davila, Clint Knight, Alicia Knight, Matt Shumaker, Ron Schermerhorn, and She-e Wu (If I've left anyone out, I'm sorry!)
I am also a proud member of the Delta Epsilon chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity (check out my LJ community, phimualpha!)
Sorry this post was so long... I was bored and just decided to write my autobiography! lmao!