Brass Caption Head
Stathis Linardos is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in music education. He currently works as a general music, band, and choir instructor at Westlake Christian School. He has worked with the Calvary Christian High School Warrior Band as the drill writer and visual coordinator since it’s inaugural season in 2011. This will be Stathis’ third year with the Heat Wave drum and bugle corps. He was part of the original brass staff as a trumpet technician. He also marched two seasons with the Teal Sound drum and bugle corps (’09,’11).
Stathis has been involved in teaching the marching arts since 2010 and currently resides in Largo, Florida where he spends his time between teaching marching bands and freelancing on the trumpet.
Low Brass Tech
Brandon is currently the Assistant Director of Bands at Sunlake High School in Land O’ Lakes, Florida where he teaches multiple Band and Guitar courses. During his time there, the Sunlake Band has been a 2015 FMBC State Finalist receiving the 3A Awards for Best Music and Best General Effect, received the Otto Kraushaar Award, and the Indoor Percussion and Winter Guard have both been FFCC Medalists and WGI Regional Finalists. He is a graduate of The Florida State University with a degree in Instrumental Music Education. While at Florida State, He participated in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Seminole Sound, Seminole Swing Machine, and was a 4-year member and 2-year Baritone Section Leader in the Marching Chiefs. He marched with the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps from 2009 – 2011, where he served as the Baritone Section Leader for two seasons. He holds memberships in FBA, FMEA, and is a former Chapter President in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity
Brandon is currently engaged to his fiancée Rachael, residing in Trinity, Florida with their two cats, Fred and Rambo.
Low Brass Tech
Robert Herrera is currently pursuing his Bachelors degree in Music Education at the University of Central Florida. He is a recent age out of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, where he was a member from 2013-2016 and also served as the baritone section leader for the ’15 season and as the horn sergeant for the ’16 season. He has worked as a visual technician for Winter Springs High School in Winter Springs, FL, Winter Park High School in Winter Park, FL, and at East Ridge High School in Clermont, FL. Robert is a private lessons instructor at ASM Studios in Orlando, FL, where he teaches brass. He’s also the new Brass Caption Head at Maelstrom Winds, a new WGI Winds group based out of Orlando, FL.
High Brass Tech
Brendan Sweeney is a trumpeter, composer, and arranger living in Tampa, FL. He’s a former Band Captain of the University of South Florida Herd of Thunder Marching Band, and founding member of the USF Herd of Thunder Brass Choir. He’s a member of the USF Trumpet Studio under Dr. Jay Coble and the USF Trumpet Ensemble. He is also the Visual Caption Head and High Brass Instructor with the Wharton Regiment, from Wharton High School in New Tampa, FL. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the International Trumpet Guild (ITG).
High Brass Tech
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