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For Parents

Parents of contracted members are invited to join the Cascades Parents Facebook group,  This is a moderated, private forum for parents only.

December 12, 2019

We are thrilled to welcome Dan Galan and Josh Charles to the Seattle Cascades family!  

Josh Charles

Josh will be our Physical Trainer/Nutritionist, and will also contribute as a Visual Tech.

Currently a group fitness instructor with Shred 415, RowHouse, and J5 CrossFit, he is pursuing his love of helping others with their fitness and nutrition goals! Having marched with Memphis Sound Cymbal line in 2005, Legacy indoor Bass line in 2006 and Gateway...

December 4, 2019

The Seattle Cascades are honored to announce that DCI Hall of Fame Member, Mr. Frank Williams will serve as our Educational Consultant for the 2020 Season. 

Frank Williams currently serves as the Coordinator of Jazz Education for Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Marcia P. Hoffman Fine Arts Institute. Frank Williams also serves as the education consultant for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday.  Mr. Williams holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from Florida A & M Unive...

November 28, 2019

Want to join us in supporting a good cause? We are raising money for Seattle Cascades Drum Corps and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. 

This year for #givingtuesday we would like to raise money to update our aging brass instruments and provide updates for our front ensemble. Your donation will go into our Capital campaign to get quality new instruments in our amazing members hands.

The Cascades is...

November 7, 2019

Athletic trainer:

The Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps is looking for a certified athletic trainer to provide professional services for our performing arts organization for the summer. Our student athletes include 150+ brass, percussion and guard performers ages 14-22. The season starts on June 5th in the Seattle area and then the group begins the summer tour schedule traveling throughout the United States performing at 20 venues through Aug 9, 2020....

November 7, 2019

Health and Wellness team

Must be at least 21 years of age, be enrolled in or graduated from an accredited program in Nursing, Medical, Athletic Training programs. The individual must have a current CPR/ AED /first aid certification and should submit any license or certifications that are relevant to this position. The individual should be in good physical and mental health, be a self-starter, possess good communication and people skills and be flexible to...

November 2, 2019

Position Description:

The Seattle Cascades Drum & Bugle Corps are seeking energetic administrators to work with us for the 2020 summer season. Tour assistants will assist in the day to day functions of the Corps. Once part of our team, you will be responsible for ensuring successful operations of the Seattle Cascades, while working closely with the Tour Director and Operational Director to produce and implement advanced solutions and procedures. Intereste...

October 22, 2019

The Northwest Youth Music Association’s Annual Meeting will be held at the Renton Chamber of Commerce office located at 625 4th Ave S in Renton on Saturday, November 2 from 1-4 pm. Everyone is welcome. Meet the board and key staff, including our new Corps Director, Brian Smith. We will recap the Seattle Cascades’ 2019 season and discuss exciting plans for 2020, including a possible new location for the Seattle Summer Music Games. Want to discover ways to...

September 27, 2019

We are thrilled to announce our Instructional staff for the 2020 season!  With such an awesome lineup we can't wait to see what is in store for the summer!    We'll introduce you to the Caption Supervisor and Caption Head below, but you can learn more about each of these talented individuals on our Staff page at

Chuck Naffier - Brass Designer & Caption Supervisor

Chuck Naffier is the Brass Designer and Brass Cap...

September 9, 2019

Seattle, WA – The Seattle Cascades organization is pleased to announce Brandon Clemons as Tour Director. Brandon attended the University of Alabama and was a member of the “Million Dollar Band,” and is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He began teaching high school colorguard in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area before marching with Atlanta CV Drum Corps in 2006. In 2007, he was on the guard staff with Teal Sound Drum Corps, where they received the DCI...

September 6, 2019

Seattle, WA - Seattle Cascades are proud to announce our 2020 Design Team. We welcome three new team members to the Seattle Cacades family, and couldn't be happier to see Micah Brusse return for his fourth season with the organization! With such an awesome lineup of talent, we can't wait to see what the 2020 season holds in store!


Chuck Naffier will join the Seattle Cascades as Brass Arranger and Caption Supervisor for the 2020 season. Chuck was mo...

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