Adam Kuffner

Visual Caption Head

Adam has been teaching in the South Florida area since 2013. He got his start in the marching arts playing trumpet with the Stoneman Douglas high school marching band. Adam continued his career on the field and marched for three years with the world renowned DCI performing ensemble, The Cadets.

After aging out, Adam decided to direct his knowledge and experience towards teaching visual and writing drill. He taught at his alma mater, Stoneman Douglas, for two years, along with many other successful south Florida bands, including Flanagan high school. Adam’s success carried over to WGI indoor where he won a gold and silver medal with Stryke Percussion II and Flanagan Winds. Adam now oversees the visual caption at RPT Percussion ensemble.

In his most recent work, Adam has been writing and designing the marching band and winter percussion shows for the
Shelton High School Marching Gaels since the fall of 2017. Adam is going into his second season with Heat Wave, his
first as caption head.


Jarred Sozzi

Visual Technician

Jarred Sozzi began his drum corps career as an assistant conductor with the Boston Crusaders in 2010. In 2011, he marched with Tampa Bay Thunder as a lead mellophone player. After graduating high school in 2011, he enlisted in the US Air Force as an aircraft electrician; during his six year enlistment, he assisted bands in southern Georgia and the Las Vegas area. Most recently, he assisted at Leto High School in Tampa, Florida, as lead visual instructor. He is excited to be on Heat Wave’s staff as a visual technician!