Mansfield Summit 2023 Design Team and Staff

Casey Snead - Program Coordinator and Drill Designer

Casey Snead has been sharing his passion for the marching arts for the past 15 years working with many locally and nationally competitive programs. Casey loves to combine the artistry found in WGI with marching band. He is a drill writer, program coordinator, and choreographer as well as the owner of Artistic Motion, a marching arts company.

He had the opportunity to march as a color guard member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008 and has been a multi-year veteran of Black Gold IW, both as performer and staff member.

Besides pageantry, Casey loves fitness, working on multimedia projects, online gaming, and spending time with his wife Kelly, son Grey, and pet huskies Ava and Kenna.

Cristobal Garcia - Wind Arrangements

Cris Garcia is the Associate Director of Bands for Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. Mr. Garcia is a south Texas native where he graduated from Alice High School. He received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. While at UNT, Mr. Garcia studied French horn under William Scharnberg and participated in the UNT Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Brass Band, Horn Choir, and the Green Brigade under the direction of Dennis Fisher, Nicholas Williams, Brian Bowman, and Eugene Corporon.  He was also a member of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Toledo, Ohio.

Doug Bush and Patricia Islas - Percussion Arrangers

Doug Bush received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in music education and is an international clinician, adjudicator, educator, performer, and composer. As a performer, Bush has worked with Grammy-nominated artists Poovalur Sriji, Horacio Hernandez, and Ignacio Berroa. As a composer, Bush has written solos, ensembles, and method index including the bestselling index for snare drum, Super Hands, Master Hands, and Opening Statement. Bush has been commissioned for original works performed for the TMEA Invited Percussion Ensemble, PASIC Invited Percussion Ensemble (High School), and Midwest Invited Percussion Ensemble concerts. Together with his wife, Patricia Islas they have written, arranged, and taught for numerous award-winning high school band programs including champions of the Thunder in the Hills Drumline Contest, HEB Drumline Contest, Plano Drumline Contest, North Texas Drumline Contest, Lewisville Drumline Contest, Lone Star Drumline Contest, PASIC Drumline Contest, and Texas State and BOA marching band champions. They have also served as percussion teachers and arrangers for World and Open Class Drum and Bugle corps. Doug Bush proudly endorses Mapex/Majestic Percussion, Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets, Remo Drum Heads, SABIAN Cymbals, Beetle Percussion, and Lot Riot Apparel.

Patricia Islas is a performer, composer, arranger, adjudicator and educator in the Dallas area. Mrs. Islas is a graduate of the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance. While at North Texas, Mrs. Islas studied percussion under Mark Ford, Dr. Robert Schietroma, Christopher Deane, Paul and Sandi Rennick among others. She has also studied marimba with She-e Wu and Leigh Howard Stevens. With an interest in a variety of musical styles, Mrs. Islas performed with the Indoor Drumline, South Indian, Gamelan, Contemporary, and Classical Percussion ensembles while at North Texas. She also performed with the University of North Texas Symphonic Band under the direction of Dennis Fisher.

In 2002 Mrs. Islas received the award for the Best Individual Keyboard Soloist at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Mrs. Islas was a winner of the UNT Concerto Competition in 2004, which led to performing with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra. During her time performing in the UNT Drumline, they were awarded first place at consecutive PASIC Drumline Contests. Mrs. Islas has performed at several music conventions including Marimba 2010 Festival and Conference, PASIC and SEMUS, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.

Since graduating Mrs. Islas has been an educator in the Dallas area for several years. Mrs. Islas has arranged and taught drumlines who have won numerous Outstanding Front Ensemble, Best Arrangement, and First Place awards. In addition to her work with many Dallas area schools, Mrs. Islas spent the summers of 2004, 2005, and 2006 arranging music and serving as frontline technician for the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps. Mrs. Islas also taught the 2007 Blue Knights front ensemble.

Recently Mrs. Islas has performed clinics for many DFW area high schools along with Lone Star Percussion, A&M University Commerce, the Minnesota Day of Percussion and the Iowa Day of Percussion. Mrs. Islas has also been an adjudicator for several drumline and concert percussion contests including The Sun City Throwdown in El Paso. In 2011 and 2014 Patricia traveled to London to meet with Grammy winner Imogen Heap after contributing to a song titled “Lifeline” off of Imogen’s latest album. Currently Mrs. Islas is performing and composing music for her contemporary musical duo Team Islas who has performed several times with Grammy nominated and Grammy winning musicians. Patricia Islas proudly represents Lot Riot, Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets, and Majestic Percussion.

Geoff Schoffel - Sound Design

Geoff Schoeffel is an audio engineer, designer, and educator from Sarasota, Florida. He graduated from the Blackbird Academy with an emphasis in Studio Engineering. Currently, Geoff is a Sound Designer, Consultant, and Recording Engineer for distinguished music programs across the country.

As a performer, Geoff had the pleasure of being a part of the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps front ensemble ('13-'15) and Infinity Percussion ('13,'15).

As an educator, Geoff has been a part of the audio team at Carolina Crown, the Marines DBC, Music City Mystique, and numerous other high school bands, indoor groups, and drum corps. Currently, Geoff is on staff with the Blue Devils.

Geoff currently lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Alexandra. While not on the road, he loves all things tech, coffee, and travel.


2023 Jaguar Marching Band Techs

Kenneth Thompson - Visual and Music Tech

Director of Bands - TA Howard Middle School

Bio and pic coming soon!

Elizabeth Martinez - Visual and Music Tech

Associate Director of Bands - TA Howard Middle School

Bio and pic coming soon!

Ben Reaux - Visual and Music Tech

Assistant Director of Bands - TA Howard Middle School

Bio and pic coming soon!

Dexter Arkema - Visual Tech

James Martin High School class of 2022, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps 2022

Bio and pic coming soon!

Simran Kaur - Visual Tech

John Horn High School class of 2021, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps 2023

Bio and pic coming soon!

Reagan Hall - Percussion Tech

Percussion Director - North Mesquite High School

Bio and pic coming soon!

Christian "Nancy" Kane - Battery Tech

John Horn High School class of 2020

Bio and pic coming soon!

Camryn Hewelt - Colorguard Tech

Camryn Hewelt Graduated from Jame Bowie High School marching all 4 years. In 2012 she joined Bri'A independent travelling to Dayton, Ohio for WGI. Currently going to college at Tarrant County College and will soon transfer to the University of Texas at Arlington.  Mrs. Hewelt is currently working to achieve her Associate of Arts in Teaching (8-12 EC-12 Not Sp Ed). Mrs. Hewelt's teaching experiences include Martin High School, James Bowie High School, and Kaufman High School.