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 Post subject: Welcome Back - Thom Willett
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:39 am 
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SoCal Dream Appoints Brass Caption Head

As SoCal Dream moves in a new direction, they turn to former brass caption head Thom Willett to guide them through the 2010 season and beyond.

Mr. Willett was previously SoCal Dream’s brass caption head for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. He was then promoted to Corps Director in 2008 but resigned early that season to follow an opportunity to help build the Velvet Knights program into the DCi open class finalist corps we witnessed this past 2009 season. Under Thom’s guidance in 2006, SoCal Dream was honored with the class A “High Brass” caption award at DCA Championships in Rochester, NY.

When asked about his move back to SoCal Dream and the DCA side of drum corps competition, he said, “I am excited to be back working with SoCal Dream and their talented hornline members”. He continued, “Returning to SoCal Dream as they move in a new direction, I look forward to the challenge of shaping their hornline into the new style and building them once again into a championship caliber corps”. “The 2010 season is going to be a turning point for SoCal Dream, and I am really excited to be a part of it”.

Newly appointed Corps Director Michael Nash said, “Thom is the best person for this position”. “We know his ability and talent and have no doubt that he will once again mold our hornline into an outstanding performing unit”. “As we return to DCA Championships competition in Rochester, with the greatly improved talent level of all the corps the past few years, Thom is the person we want building our musical program”.

Thom brings with him a great background in the pageantry arts and drum corps performance world. Welcome back Thom.

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Teaching Experience:
2008 - 2009 Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps - Brass Caption Head/Staff Coordinator
2003 - 2009 Torrance High School - Asst. Director Instrumental Music, Jazz Band Director
2006 - 2007 SoCal Dream Drum & Bugle Corps - Brass Caption Head
2000 - 2002 Marshall Fundamental High School - Asst. Director
1993 - 2000 Cal State University, Northridge - Northridge Matador Band, Director, Visual Caption Head
1997 - 1999 Simi Valley High School - Asst. Director, Brass Instructor
1996 - 1998 Spirit of Santa Fe Springs Youth Band, Visual Caption Head
1994 - 1995 Scarlet Regiment Youth Band, Director
1992 - 1993 Burbank Lancers Youth Band, Asst. Director
1992 Kennedy High School, Band Director
1991 Venice High School, Band Director

Performance Experience (Drum & Bugle Corps):
2007 Dream Mini Corps
1988 Velvet Knights, Soprano
1987 Sacramento Freelancers, Soprano

Affiliations:
2006 - 2007 DCI-P Advisory Board
2005 - 2006 Dream Association, Board of Directors
1999 - Present SCSBOA, Member
1997 - 1998 SBI Board President


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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Back - Thom Willett
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:29 am 
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A great man and an amazing teacher and mentor.

Conrgratulations Thom!


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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Back - Thom Willett
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Thanks Roger.

Have a great year with VK, you will learn alot from Dave and Greg.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Back - Thom Willett
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Congrats to Dream! Thom is world class brass teacher! :tup:

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Back - Thom Willett
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Hey James.....When do you ageout???

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome Back - Thom Willett
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this year thom

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