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Civitas welcomes Brad Slusarczyk to the Visual Team. He is an active drill writer, music educator, pageantry consultant, clinician and marching adjudicator.

Brad Slusarczyk began his musical career marching Tuba with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle corps in 2003.  He continued with Crown for the seasons of 2004 and 2005, serving as the tuba section leader.  In the spring of 2006 he began performing with the University of North Carolina – Greensboro’s Wind Ensemble where he served as the principal tubist for three years.  During the summer of 2006 he competed at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (Denver, CO) he was a finalist in the Youth Artist Solo Tuba Division, and a soloist with the Collegiate All-Star Tuba Ensemble.

That same summer he began teaching marching bands.  Since then, he has instructed for several award-winning bands.  In 2008 Brad returned to drum corps performing with the Santa Clara Vanguard.  The summer of 2009 he aged-out with the Drum Corps International fourteen time World Champions the Concord Blue Devils.  While there, Brad was influenced to begin researching marching band techniques and studying how the body moves to influence his visual technique.  He got to begin practicing his ideas about movement in 2010 when he began working with the Drum and Bugle Corps – Spirit.  He has taken these new techniques to the groups he currently teaches with great success.  In 2013, Brad became the Visual Caption Head of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

Brad writes drill for ensembles along the east coast, and as far west as Texas.  Along with writing drill for summer marching ensembles, he writes staging for winter pageantry ensembles including indoor drumlines and winterguard programs.  He is currently the Visual Caption Head for the South Pointe High School Band of Thunder in Rock Hill, SC. 

       
Brad is still an avid tubist, and has performed with the Triangle Brass Band, UNCG Symphony Orchestra, the UNCG TubaBand, the UNCG Symphonic Band, Mnemonic Device the tuba quartet, Big Dixie the Dixieland Band, New Garden Brass, the UNCG Chamber Winds and the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra.

Brad holds a Bachelors of Music - Instrumental Performance from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.  Brad and his wife Jessica currently reside in Charlotte, NC.  In his free time he enjoys cycling, running, and playing with his two dogs, Lexi and Koey.

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