2020 Visual Staff

Chris Johnston, Caption Manager
Chris is currently the music teacher at Jo Byrns Elementary School in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Music Education.  Chris marched with the Memphis Sound Drum & Bugle Corps as a trumpet soloist in 2005. He then joined the Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL) in 2006 and marched through the corps’ 2008 World Championship season as a soloist and section leader. From 2012-2016, Chris had the distinct honor of performing as a soloist and lead trumpet player for the 12-time defending DCA Mini Corps Champions, Star United Drum & Bugle Corps (Indianapolis, IN).  Chris maintains an extremely active schedule as an adjudicator, designer, and clinician in the Southeastern United States. As a program coordinator and co-drill writer, Chris helps guide the design and instructional process for the WGI Percussion World Class ensemble, Audio Theater and has also worked with WGI World Class Finalist, Palmetto Percussion. Chris has had the pleasure to serve in a variety of instructional and drill design roles with drum corps such as: The Academy, Memphis Sound, Music City, Music City Legend, The Colts, Arsenal, and The Cadets.   Chris is an alumni member of the Austin Peay State University chapter of Phi Mu Alpha (Theta Tau ’05). He also holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, and the Tennessee Music Educators Association.

Dustin Del Moro, Assistant Caption Manager
Dustin Del Moro currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee and is a graduate of Halls High School. Dustin studied interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in Music and English at East Tennessee State University. While at ETSU, Dustin played in many ensembles including the ETSU Wind Ensemble, ETSU Jazz Band, and the ETSU Trumpet Ensemble.  Dustin spent five years marching lead trumpet for Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps (2005-09). In the fall of 2005, Dustin was a member of the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band. Dustin was also a member of the 2010 WGI Percussion Independent World Class Finalist Redline Percussion from Canton, Michigan. Dustin has taught movement at world class ensembles including Carolina Crown, Madison Scouts, The Colts, The Crossmen and The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps.  When not on the road with drum corps, Dustin is a full-time designer, consultant, choreographer and drill writer for marching bands, winter guards and indoor percussion ensembles. These groups include the WGI Percussion Scholastic Open Class Finalist Halls Indoor Percussion Ensemble, the Independent World Class Finalist Palmetto Percussion and is currently on the design team for the WGI Independent World Class Ensemble Audio Theater. Dustin is thrilled to be joining a group of amazing educators at Spirit of Atlanta.

Peter Inglett, Strength & Conditioning (NSCA-CSCS)
Peter Inglett resides in Jacksonville, Alabama where he is an employee of Calhoun County Schools and a staff member for the Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners. Peter received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Master’s of Science in Education in Human Performance from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. During his time as an undergraduate, Peter held positions such as the principal euphonium in the concert band program, head drum major for the JSU Marching Southerners, and president of the Epsilon Nu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. While pursuing his Master’s at Jacksonville State, Peter served as a graduate assistant for University Bands as well as a visual tech for the Marching Southerners.  Peter has steadily been involved in the marching arts for more than a decade. His drum corps career began in 2003 with Southwind Drum and Bugle corps where he spent five seasons as a member of the baritone section. In 2008, for their championship season, he marched in the euphonium section of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. Peter teaches and consults with several marching bands and winter guards in Alabama and Georgia. He spent several seasons as an instructor for JSU Center Stage Performance Ensemble winter guard, served on the visual staff with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from 2009-2015, and The Cadets’ visual staff from 2016-19. Peter is excited to join Spirit’s visual staff for the 2020 season.

Craig Sellers
Craig received a degree in political science from the University of Colorado and a certification in elementary education from Metropolitan State College in Denver. Currently, he is a 5th grade teacher in inner city Denver.  Craig marched in the Blue Knights from 1998-2001 and Blue Devils in 2002. After his age-out, he worked at several high schools in the Denver area and would later go on to be the Visual Caption Head of the Blue Knights from 2009-2012 as well as Visual Caption Head of the Colts from 2013-2015. Following the great Marc Sylvester, he became the Visual Caption Supervisor at The Cadets from 2016-2018. Craig is excited to join the 2020 Spirit Visual team!Born in Long Beach, California. He now enjoys his time in the Colorado outdoors skiing, trail running, camping, fishing, and hanging with his wife, dog, and cat.

Alex Cardona
Alex began his career in the music and arts at Alameda High School in Lakewood Colorado, performing with various concert and marching ensembles. He went on to perform with the Blue Knights Open percussion ensemble in 2001, 2002, 2003, the Blue Knights World percussion ensemble in 2004, 2005, 2006 and the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004 and 2005. He is also a member of the 2005 DCI Individual and Ensemble Bass drum champions and has been a member of the NBA Denver Nuggets Skyline drumline since its inauguration in 2015.  Alex has taught percussion and visual at a number of Colorado high schools, including Lakewood High School, Alameda High School, Mountain Range High School, Ralston Valley High School, Overland High School, and Conifer High School and was the program coordinator for the Evergreen High School finalist bands in 2012 and 2013.
Alex has been an educator in Colorado for over sixteen years and has been fortunate enough to teach visual in DCI for the past ten years. He has taught several Drum and Bugle Corps, including High Country Brass in 2010, Blue Knights in 2010, 2011, 2012, Colts in 2013, 2014, 2015, Blue Stars in 2016, and Cadets in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He was also the bass drum technician for the Blue Knights World percussion ensemble in 2012, Visual Designer for the Altitude World percussion ensemble in 2015 and Bass technician for Rise World Percussion ensemble for 2019 and the upcoming 2020 season.  In 2018 Alex created MarchingSwag.com to further support the marching arts and provide unique designs to help promote this amazing activity.

Casey Hallahan
Beginning at the age of twelve, Casey’s marching experience spans over a decade and a half. Originally from Dubuque, Iowa, he chose to devote his entire marching career to the Colts Youth Organization (2004-13). During his time with the Colts, he was given the opportunity to work with, and study under educators such as, Marc Sylvester, Michael Cesario, Craig Sellers, Chris Johnston, Max Mullinix.  Immediately after aging out, Casey was hired on as the trumpet technician for The Spirit of Atlanta. Serving under Co-Caption Heads Errick Prince, and Michael Terry, Casey gained valuable experience in front of a world class corps. Halfway through the 2016 DCI season, Casey was brought on tour with The Cadets. Working as a visual technician under Craig Sellers, Casey continued with the Allentown based organization for the following two seasons.  Casey Hallahan now resides in Marietta, Georgia, where he works primarily as the Visual Caption Head at Woodstock High School. In the past three years Casey has held positions as a writer, designer, choreographer, and technician, with over a dozen ensembles within the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

Daniel Del Moro
Daniel Del Moro currently resides in Knoxville, TN where he is a music specialist at Bowers Elementary School. He earned a Bachelor of Music from Middle Tennessee State University; during this time, he studied under Lalo Davila, Julie Davila, Matt Jordan, and Brian Mueller. Daniel has performed numerous times at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference and won the 2016 chamber percussion ensemble competition with the MTSU sextet.  This will be Daniel’s fourth year at Audio Theater Percussion (PIW) and his second year as Ensemble Coordinator. Daniel taught visual at the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017 and 2018, and at the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in 2019. Daniel is also the battery coordinator for Halls High School in Knoxville, TN.Daniel has marched snare drum in a variety of organizations including the MTSU Drumline (2013-2015), Army All-American Marching Band (2013), Music City Drum Corps (2013), Colts Drum and Bugle Corps (2014), and the Madison Scouts (2016). His WGI experience includes Palmetto Percussion (2014) and Atlanta Quest (2015-2016). Daniel is excited about spending his first year with the Spirit of Atlanta!

Jack Bounds
Jack Bounds is a percussionist and resident of Murfreesboro, TN, where he is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Music Performance at MTSU. He is from Hattiesburg, MS, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Jack spent four years in the DCI activity; 2012 with Troopers of Casper, WY, and 2013-15 with the Cadets from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Jack currently teaches and performs music as a percussionist in the Murfreesboro/Nashville area.

Josh Neujahr
Josh is a native of Appleton, Wisconsin where he graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran High School in 2010. He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated with a B.A. in Criminology and Law Studies 2014. Josh currently resides in his hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin.  Josh’s involvement with Drum Corps International began in 2011 with Colts Drum and Bugle Corps of Dubuque, Iowa where he spent three years as a marching member on trumpet, Euphonium, and trumpet, respectively. He earned the distinction of Outstanding First Year Member in 2011 and an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Section Member in 2012. He returned to Colts Drum and Bugle Corps after his age out season to join the 2014 visual caption instructional staff, and taught there for one season.  He recently ended his obligation of United States Army service, spending four years (2015-2019) stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky with the 101st Airborne Division, including a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan in 2016-2017. In 2019 he returned to the Drum Corps arena and joined the visual caption instructional staff at The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania for the 2019 season.  He is excited to continue teaching with a group of incredible educators and to work with the outstanding member base at Spirit of Atlanta, in 2020.

Kelsey Murphy
Kelsey Murphy, from Orlando, FL, has marched with The Colts (2014-2015) and Infinity Percussion (2013-2016). After aging out, Kelsey went on to teach with Infinity 3 and numerous other high school programs in the Orlando area. Recently, she worked with River City Rhythm Drum Corps for the 2019 season. She brings her 8 years of experience in gymnastics and dance to the team and is very excited to work with Spirit of Atlanta this season. Outside of band, Kelsey works at Disney and has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, which she plans to pursue further into a criminology career.

Scott Tanner
The 2020 season will be Scott Tanner’s first summer with team visual at Spirit. He is a native of the great State of Tennessee where he lives in Brentwood and is extremely excited to be joining the Spirit organization. Scott is a graduate of Union University where he earned a double major in History and Psychology with a minor in music.  Scott works, has worked, with numerous perennial high school programs across the United States as visual coordinator, caption head, clinician, coordinator, and designer. In the drum corps idiom, he has excelled in numerous avenues such as visual head/co-caption head with the Glassmen, Music City, and the Phantom Regiment. The 18’ and 19’ summers were spent with the Cadets. In the WGI drums/winds arena he has had rewarding prolonged stints with Music City Mystique (IW), Father Ryan (SW), Audio Theater (IW), Mt. Juliet (SW), Fred J. Page (SW), McGavock (SO), and Brentwood (SA).  Spirit is an organization that he has long admired, and is looking forward to a great 2020.

Tiffany Kostuch
Tiffany Kostuch is excited to be joining the Spirit of Atlanta staff for the 2020 season. Since her age out with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps in 2015 and Minnesota Brass Indoor in 2016, Tiffany has remained an active contributor to the Midwest marching community. She is experienced in teaching visual, music (brass), and cymbal techniques at various organizations including Big River Motion of Menomonie HS, Chippewa Falls HS Marching Cardinals, Irondale HS Marching Knights, Blugold Marching Band (University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire), Minnesota Brass Indoor, and River City Rhythm Drum and Bugle Corps.  Of all of the many great aspects associated with the marching arts, Tiffany is most inspired by the passion and commitment to excellence that permeates this activity and hopes to instill that same passion and commitment into any and all members that she has the honor of instructing. Outside of the activity, Tiffany studies at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology. She hopes to continue her degrees into the fields of neuroscience and/or therapy.

Tom Eder
Tom is from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He attended Chippewa Falls High School in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Social Science at the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.  Tom’s drum corps journey started in 2013 when he was contracted with the Colts from Dubuque, Iowa. He marched there from 2013 to 2015 where he received Visual Member of the Year, for 2014. Tom auditioned and was contracted by The Cadets in 2016 and received a Distinguished Service Award from the Visual staff, for the 2017 season. Tom was then on The Cadets Visual Staff for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. This will be Tom’s first summer with Spirit of Atlanta and he is very excited to work with the organization.