Joshua R. Gall serves as Director of the Symphony Band, Associate Director of the Longhorn Band, and Director of the Longhorn Pep Band at The University of Texas at Austin. In the Butler School of Music he also teaches academic courses in wind band literature and marching band methods. Prior to his appointment at The University of Texas, Professor Gall served as a Doctoral Conducting Associate at The University of Florida.
Professor Gall previously taught in the public schools of Virginia and Florida where ensembles that he conducted were chosen for VMEA, FMEA and Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic performances. In addition to his work in the public schools, he has regularly designed for and taught some of the world’s finest marching ensembles. His extensive background in the marching arts has allowed him to work with the ten-time World Champion Cadets Drum Corps, Genesis Drum Corps, and the Bluecoats Drum Corps where he is currently on staff. He is excited to join the Genesis organization again this year in a creative capacity.
As an entrepreneur, Professor Gall actively contributes to the music industry as an owner of Ultimate Drill Book which supports programs such as The Bluecoats, Santa Clara Vanguard, Genesis, Carolina Crown, the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band and over 400 other high school and collegiate programs around the country.
A native of central Virginia, Professor Gall received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and the Master of Music Degree from The University of Florida in Instrumental Conducting where his primary conducting teachers were Dr. Terry Austin, Professor Daniel Myssyk and Dr. David Waybright.
He is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education with a cognate in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Florida. Professor Gall’s professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Stuart Shulman is a full-time visual designer, educator, clinician, and father. Writing drill and designing shows for over ten years, Stuart has designed competition shows and drill for multiple state finalists across the country.
Drawing inspiration from his nearly 20 years of Drum Corps involvement as a member, drum major and instructor, Stuart has been influenced by some of the best designers and educators in the world. He is currently the Visual Designer for Genesis and previously taught the Santa Clara Vanguard, The Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment and The Academy.
Stuart holds a Master of Music in Conducting from Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) and a Bachelor of Music Education from Ottawa University. Before becoming a full time marching arts designer, Stuart was the Assistant Director of Bands at TAMUC and was a high school band director in Texas where his bands consistently received UIL Sweepstakes and were also Finalists at the UIL State Marching Championships.
Mr. Shulman currently resides in Wylie, Texas, with his wife Rachel, their newborn son Ryker, and their three dogs; Jazzy, Phoebe and Dani.
Music Supervisor/Brass Arranger
Key Poulan is a composer and arranger primarily for the marching arts and has written for the world’s most famous drum corps including the Santa Clara Vanguard, Glassmen, Spirit of Atlanta, Mandarins, Genesis, Caballeros, Spartans, Millennium, and the Star United Mini Corps. As the owner of Key Poulan Music, he has been recognized as one of the country’s top arrangers and composers in the area of contemporary marching band, has several concert band works to his credit, and recently scored the film “On The Starting Line”. His marching band arrangements have won several national titles at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Championships. His works have won many state titles throughout the United States and have been performed around the world. His transcription of “The Promise of Living” from Copland’s “Tender Land” was extremely well received at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival and his original works “Carnegie Fanfare and Dance” and “A Fortune in Steel” were premiered at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
Formal Education: Key Poulan graduated from Marshall High School in Marshall, Texas in 1980 after starting band in Lindale Texas. Key received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from East Texas State University (currently Texas A & M – Commerce) in 1985 and had the opportunity of studying under many fine educators including: Gary Hill, Dave Ward, Dr. Robert Houston, and Dr. Gene Lockhart. Key studied trombone under the late Dr. Neill Humfeld and composition with Dr. Ronald Yates and Dr. Margaret Wheat at ETSU. Key also credits his success to his mentors: Philip Geiger, Bill Watson, Eddie Green, Dr. Lawrence Sutherland, Dr. Gary Gilroy, Dr. Jerry Payne, Melvin Reddic, Hubert “Butch” Almany and the person who started him on trombone in the 5th grade – Jasper Huff.
Drum Corps Experience: Key was fortunate enough to audition for the Concord Blue Devils and be selected to the baritone line in 1983. As a fan of Wayne Downey’s electrifying writing style, Key spent time studying Wayne’s work and assisted him in lifting tunes during the 1983 Blue Devils’ season. Since 1985, Key has become an integral part of the Drum Corps International and Drum Corps Associates community.
Percussion Design/Sound Design
Jeff is currently the Technical Director and Manager of the Atikinson Recital Hall at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM). Along with the great work of the student crew, he puts up more than 600 events a year. Jeff is also the Music Director for Mason Entertainment Group and one of the original creative members of the Broadway show “Blast!”, “Shockwave”, “CyberJam”, “M.I.X.”, and “Blast: the Music of Disney”. Audiences have included Broadway, U.S. tours, Japan tours, NBA All-Star Entertainment, the West End of London, the Detroit Auto Show (Mercedes), the Global Fortune 500 International Summit, the World Expo, the Seoul International Drum Festival, etc.
In 2003 Jeff moved from the San Francisco area of California to Bloomington, IN as the Music Director for Mason Entertainment Group. Jeff has also been a professor in Music Industry at Troy University (Troy, AL) and taught upper division audio courses including advanced ProTools, Recording Studio 1 & 2, Audio for Producers, Studio & Live Mixing, & Concert Production Techniques.
Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Jeff completed his Bachelor of Music (NMSU) and Master of Arts degree in percussion performance (Fresno State University). Jeff's musical career has evolved from that of performer to band director to freelance arranger, composer, educator, university professor, clinician, and sought after sound designer, studio recording engineer/editor/mixer, and live sound engineer.
Previous work includes percussion, brass arranger /composer, music director and/or sound designer for the Concord Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Madison Scouts and Pacific Crest. His contributions include a collective 14 first place Drum Corps International World Class ensemble, I&E, and high percussion awards. Jeff has been a composer and arranger for a number of WGI color guards and percussion ensembles and worked with groups such as The Woodlands, James Logan, Clovis West and Etiwanda high schools, Riverside Community College, STRYKE Percussion, as well as the Renaissance Vanguard, Yamato, and the Yokohama Scouts drum and bugle corps in Japan.
Dave Marvin has been involved with the marching percussion activity for more than 30 years. He started marching at age 11 and now teaches, writes, designs, clinics and judges for groups across the United States. His arrangements and design consulting sessions are highly sought after in the marching percussion community.
Currently, Dave is the Director/Arranger of the new Denver Broncos Stampede Drumline. This outstanding group performs at all Denver Bronco home games as well as private and corporate functions. He has been the Percussion Director at Northglenn High School for 30 years. In that time, they have earned 19 state titles as well as WGI gold, silver and bronze medals. This is his sixth year directing the Longmont High School marching percussion section. They are a five-time WGI finalist. Marvin is also the mastermind behind the show concepts and visual coordination for the four-time WGI World Champion Blue Knights World Percussion Ensemble from 1999 through 2005.
Dave has also written/arranged and taught for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, United States Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps and the University of Colorado Marching Band.
He currently serves as President of the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association, one of the most respected circuits in the nation.
His latest endeavor Party Crashers! with his wife, Kathy, includes two professional percussion ensembles, Bash! and Grooved Pavement. The non-stop energy and unique instrumentation of these groups has quickly changed the entertainment landscape in Denver.