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Seattle Cascades Welcome Marc Sylvester as 2020 Visual Set Designer

Marc Sylvester

The Seattle Cascades are honored to announce that DCI Hall of Fame Member Mr. Marc Sylvester will serve on the Visual Design Team as a Visual Set Designer.

Those who were fortunate enough to benefit under the tutelage of Marc Sylvester remember his love of performing and the challenges he gave the performers in fast moving, innovative drill. Those who have been fortunate to see Marc Sylvester's shows remember the amazing speed and complexity of design he created on a football field.

Beginning his teaching career with the 27th Lancers, Marc started by helping George Zingali put the dots on the paper. Over the years Marc began to develop techniques and mechanics of making the "wild" ideas of Zingali a reality. Together they moved to the Cadets and continued their collaboration of outstanding drill. Designing and collaborating with George Zingali, Marc learned the value of pushing the design concept to the edge and having faith in the performers to accomplish his vision.

Marc continues to influence visual design as a consultant of many drum corps, color guards, and high schools. Throughout the years, his passion for the activity has not diminished. You may still find him writing drill, cleaning forms, painting props, or designing flags. He understands the value of entertainment, and clearly understands how important it is to ensure the performers are recognized for their efforts.

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