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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...

September 4, 2019

Seattle, WA - The Seattle Cascades are pleased to announce Dr. John W. Wilkerson will join the organization as Educational Director.  In this role, Dr. Wilkerson is tasked with overseeing the overall quality and effectiveness of our educational programs and ensuring that those programs are aligned with our goal of providing an outstanding World Class drum corps experience for our members. 

Dr.  Wilkerson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Ja...

September 4, 2019

Seattle, WA - The Northwest Youth Music Association Board of Directors are thrilled to welcome Brian M. Smith as Corps Director of the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps. Brian was most recently a member of the 2019 Seattle Cascades Administration team, acting as Assistant Tour Director.

Brian is no stranger to the marching arts community, having served on the Board of Gold Drum and Bugle Corps from San Diego, CA and as a marching member with Nite Exp...

September 4, 2019

Seattle, WA - The Northwest Youth Music Association Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to Tommy Williams for the passion and energy he has devoted to the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps over the past two years.  Serving as Educational Director in 2018 and Corps Director in 2019, Tommy was instrumental in ensuring the continued presence and viability of this organization in the Pacific Northwest and helped u...

April 7, 2019

The Seattle Summer Music Games is the largest Drum Corps event in the Pacific Northwest. In cooperation from the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Renton, the Seattle Summer Music Games is a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event.​  Join us for an afternoon of fun prior to the show. Experience the finest in Pacific Northwest cuisine from some of the top area food trucks.​ Shop at our souvenir marketplace, relax in our beer and wine garden....

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