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.
Dave Marvin has been involved with the marching percussion activity for more than 40 years. At age 11, he began marching, and now teaches, writes, designs, clinics, and judges for groups Nationwide. His arrangements and design consulting sessions are highly sought after in the percussion community. In 2008, Dave was inducted into the Hall of Fame for both WGI and the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association, and in 2018 he was inducted into the inaugural year of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps Hall of Fame.
Dave is the Director/Arranger of the Denver Broncos Stampede, the first official drumline of the NFL. Since 2003, this outstanding group performs at all Denver Broncos home games, as well as private and corporate functions. He spent 39 years as the Percussion Director at Internationally acclaimed Northglenn High School (Percussion Theatre). In that time, Northglenn earned 19 State titles, WGI Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals, as well as WGI Fan Favorite Awards in 2010 and 2015. Dave currently directs the Longmont High School Winter Percussion Ensemble. Longmont is 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 now arranges for a variety of scholastic and independent ensembles.
Dave has 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, the University of Colorado Marching Band, and in 2018 is proud to join the percussion/design team of Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps.
Dave served as President of the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association for over ten years and the WGI Steering committee for over 15 years.
Along with his wife Kathy, they now produce a number of high profile percussion groups for their company, Party Crashers, LLC. The newest, Beauty and the Beats, is America’s first professional, all female drumline. Joining Trash Talk and Grooved Pavement, the non-stop energy and unique instrumentation of these groups have quickly changed the entertainment landscape in Colorado and beyond.
Dave is a clinician/artist for Yamaha Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, and Malletech eMotion Sticks and Mallets.
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.