2019 Educational Team Sets Sights on New Levels of Achievement

With hundreds of years – yes, literally HUNDREDS of years of combined experience – as musicians, educators and performers, the 2019 Jersey Surf educational team is expecting big things from the young performers in their charge.  The positive energy, enthusiastic outlook and renewed commitment are creating palpable excitement around the corps as it begins its … Read more →

Jersey Surf Announces 2019 Program Design Team

The Jersey Surf is very pleased to announce the organization’s program design team for the 2019 Drum Corps International season and summer tour. Alan Spaeth, Creative Director ALAN SPAETH has been designing for the Marching Arts since 1988. He is known for creative, one-of-a-kind shows. Working with several groups at various competitive levels his work … Read more →

Surf alumnus Adrian Amegashie instructing 2019 cymbal line

ADRIAN AMEGASHIE has been a marching percussionist since high school; having performed on bass, tenors and snare during his scholastic career, prior to going on to shape his love of cymbal performance. In addition to marching with the Jersey Surf for three seasons (2015-17), Adrian also performed with United Percussion in 2016 and Rhythm X … Read more →

Jersey Surf Welcomes Brass Education Consultant Mike Longdo

MICHAEL LONGDO has over 30 years of experience in the concert and marching music arenas. He has served as an educator, arranger, performer and adjudicator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from Murray State University. Mike’s teaching experience includes a 25 year career at the high school level in the states … Read more →

Presenting Our 2019 Educational Program Directors

Chris Devona, Director of Brass Education CHRIS DEVONA is excited to return for Jersey Surf’s 2019 season in a new role leading the brass program. Chris began his drum corps experience playing trumpet at the 7th Regiment and continued on mellophone at The Cadets. He is currently the band director at the Hopkins School in … Read more →

Jersey Surf Announces 30th Anniversary Alumni Parade Corps

  The Jersey Surf is excited to announce the first ever Jersey Surf Alumni Corps. To kick off the Surf’s 30th anniversary season, the Jersey Surf Alumni Corps will march in the “6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts 2019 Thanksgiving Day Parade” in Philadelphia next November. “It’s really exciting to be able to march with Surf again” said Michael … Read more →

Surf ’18: Helping to keep the “I” in DCI

by Alex Springer, Jersey Surf Media Staff Member For the 2018 season, three international students received performer contracts with the Jersey Surf: a baritone player from China and two color guard members from Canada. As  the member corps of Drum Corps International provide opportunities to students from a variety of musical and cultural backgrounds. This … Read more →

Jersey Surf Board of Directors & Organizational Liaisons

DEVON BERGMAN is the CEO & Co-Founder of Social Standards, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based consumer market research technology company. He drives the company’s vision, strategy and growth as it strives to change the way big data is used for consumer research. • Devon has more than 15 years of experience in the consumer technology space … Read more →

Jersey Surf, Inc.: Whistleblower Policy & Organizational Ethics

Jersey Surf, Inc., requires directors, employees, contractors, volunteers and members to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Anyone considered to be a representative of Jersey Surf, Inc., and the Jersey Surf World Class Drum Corps must demonstrate unquestionable honesty and integrity in fulfilling their responsibilities … Read more →

Participant Safety & Organizational Ethics: What We’re Doing

The Jersey Surf continues to focus on safety of our members, volunteers, instructors & administrative staff. Later this spring, the Jersey Surf Board of Directors will complete a comprehensive review of all harassment and discrimination policies which impact the manner in which our organization is managed. “We will continue to do everything possible to ensure … Read more →