Surf representatives participate in DCI Annual Meeting

Each year, corps directors, instructional staff, student leaders and corps board members convene in Indianapolis for the Annual Meeting of Drum Corps International where more than 300 attendees have the opportunity to network, attend informational sessions, and enter the season on the same page with the greater corps community. Representatives of the Jersey Surf attended … Read more →

Pre-Season Conditioning Program Encourages Jersey Surf Members to #GetWetGetFit

Preparing for the rigors of the Drum Corps International Summer Tour can be a daunting task, particularly for World Class performers new to the competitive drum corps activity. With the input and direction of the Surf’s team of Licensed Athletic Trainers, the personal training and physical conditioning professionals at the Mt. Laurel, NJ-based ProSwim Fitness … Read more →

As Auditions Wind Down, Excitement Heats Up For 2019 Corps and Staff

The Jersey Surf’s January rehearsal camp was the most heavily attended camp of the young 2019 season. Brass and percussion auditionees continued to learn fundamental techniques in music and movement from Jersey Surf staff in addition to rehearsing selections from the 2019 yet-to-be-announced musical program. Having completed initial rounds of auditions in November and December, … Read more →

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 →