Northern Star release staff details

Northern Star Drum & Bugle Corps, from Leeds are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Saucedo as the corps Brass arranger for the 2007 season.

"Richard brings a whole realm of knowledge and experience to Star's design team and we are incredibly excited to have him writing for for us," said Northern Star's Program Co-ordinator Mark Pickles.

Richard L. Saucedo is currently in his 21st year as Director of Bands and Music Technology at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. Under his direction Carmel bands have received numerous state and national honours in the areas of concert, jazz and marching. Mr Saucedo is also a freelance arranger and composer, having released several marching band arrangements and concert band pieces. He is currently on the writing staff for the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Richard is possibly best known for his works for the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, from Rosemont, Illionios, where he has composed and arranged for the past 7 years.


Northern Star are also pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Larrivee as their Front Ensemble arranger for 2007.

"It is my pleasure to work again with Northern Star," says Neil. Having witnessed the great work of the corps' performance at the 2006 DCE Championships with some arrangements they had purchased from me, I felt becoming further involved with customized arranging was a logical next step. I am excited to be on board from the start with this very fine team!"

Head of Percussion Nick Emmett said, "it is very exciting to have Neil working with us for 2007. His work for the Cadets has been phenomenal and having worked with some of those charts and finally meeting Neil this year I know it's going to be great having Neil actually write for us."

Neil Larrivee is currently the Pit Director and Arranger for the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps where he has been since 1993, helping to create some of the most famous Drum Corps shows in history. Neil served as Co-Marching Band Director and Arranger at King Philip Regional High School of Wrentham, MA from 1985 - 2002. He was the director and designer for the 2000 WGI Scholastic World Champion King Philip Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble. Neil is a judge for WGI, NESBA and USSBA and is also the Director of Education and New Product Development for Vic Firth Inc.

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