Breaking News- Welcome Eddy Falcon, 2016 Visual Caption Manager

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Breaking News- Welcome Eddy Falcon, 2016 Visual Caption Manager

On October 5, 2015, in Staff News

The Boston Crusaders are excited to welcome announce that Eddy Falcon will assume the role of Visual Caption Manager for the 2016 season.

Falcon, a native of New York City began his drum corps career at the age of 11 with a local Division 2/3 corps named The Cadets of New York City. He marched four seasons with the corps before joining the DCA circuit, where he played trumpet and mellophone with The Bushwhackers (Hackensack, NJ) and later, The Syracuse Brigadiers (Syracuse, NY.) After getting a taste of the activity, Falcon went on to march with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps (Allentown, PA) for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

The following year, Eddy spent time as a freelance trumpeter in NYC, gigging and playing in a few off Broadway shows throughout the city. During that time, he was casted to join the Tony and Emmy award winning show, “Blast!”. Falcon has done multiple tours with “Blast!” including a U.S. national tour and a tour of Asia. His roles included trumpet, piccolo trumpet, mellophone, flugelhorn, conducting, didgeridoo, snare drum and auxiliary percussion instruments.

When not on tour with “Blast!”, Eddy was a part of another theatrical production, ”DRUMLine LIVE”. At DRUMLine he played both brass and percussion instruments, His role also involved different styles of dancing and singing. Falcon has been involved with both “Blast!” and “DRUMline LIVE” since 2008 and has had the opportunity to tour the United States, Japan and Korea multiple times with the companies.

Falcon’s previous drum corps teaching experience includes: The Boston Crusaders visual staff (2010-2013), The Madison Scouts brass staff (2014), and The Cadets visual staff (2009 and 2015). Corps Director Jeff Pearson states, “It’s great to have Eddy back with the corps. He has a drive and desire to achieve excellence and I know that the members are going to love learning from him.”

Falcon states, “I’ve worked with the Crusaders in the past and it has always held a very important place in my heart. The identity of this organization is a staple in the DCI community and I’m extremely excited to help develop that with this amazing design team and staff! 2016 will be a season to remember!”

Eddy currently lives in South Florida and is an Assistant Director of the West Broward High School Performance Ensemble in Pembroke Pines FL. He’s also the program coordinator and drill designer for the WGI Independent World group, STRYKE Percussion (Palm Beach, FL.). Falcon is an active drill writer, consultant and instructor for various groups across the country and he is very excited to be returning to the Boston Crusaders for the 2016 season!

Get in touch with Eddy, find out more information on what it takes to be a Crusader in 2016!