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Exciting News for Watchmen 2019

For Release Time
12/2/18

EXCITING NEWS FOR WATCHMEN 2019!!

Riverside, CA— 12/2/18 — December 15th at the Bloomington High School Theater, Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps will be holding their 2019 Season Opener / Audition, Meet and Greet. Come meet the staff, hear about the exciting 2019 production being created, learn about the extended tour information, and much, much more! New this year is a mandatory requirement for all parents, family and friends to attend to learn of easy and exciting ways to help support the organization.
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A WATCHMEN!

Founded in 2013, The Watchmen prides itself on providing local musicians and affordable year-round experience that is educational, and teaches members to challenge and grow as individuals.

For more information, press only:
Michael Nash, Marketing /Tour Manager
(714) 878-1149
tourmanager@watchmenartsassociation.org

For more information on Product:
watchmenartsassociation.org

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Watchmen – 2019 Caption Head Announcement

For Release Time
11/23/18

2019 Caption Head Announcement!

Riverside, CA— 11/23/18 — On the heels of the recent announcement of the new 2019 drill designer, Ryan H. Turner, Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2019 Instructional Leadership Team. Returning from 2018, Marcel Barragan (Front Ensemble ), Maritza Yvette Ramirez (Color Guard) and Israel (Izzy) Martinez (Visual) will bring their considerable talents, experience and skill to their respective captions for 2019.

New to Watchmen is Brandon Johnson who will serve as the new Percussion Caption Supervisor for the corps. Brandon has extensive performance, instruction and writing experience, and is extremely excited to be part of the new direction Watchmen is planning in 2019.

“Coming off a very successful 2018 season, we are thrilled to have so many of the 2018 pieces remain intact,” said David Becker, Executive Director. “Not only are we expect great things and a totally new look for the 2019, but so are our potential members!”

The Caption Heads and Design Team have already met during the past months to solidify and develop the 2019 program, plus coordinate instructional goals and strategies. “This has really set the tone for 2019,” said Michael Nash, Tour Manager. “The continued commitment to excellence demonstrated by all is integral to the success of the organization moving forward. We are really looking forward to an exciting year in 2019 with so many returning and new members of both the Instructional and Design teams.” Further exciting announcements concerning staff and show reveal will be coming out soon.

Founded in 2013, The Watchmen prides itself on providing local musicians and affordable year-round experience that is educational, and teaches members to challenge and grow as individuals.

For more information, press only:
Michael Nash, Marketing /Tour Manager
(714) 878-1149
tourmanager@watchmenartsassociation.org

For more information on the organization:
watchmenartsassociation.org

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Watchmen – Black Friday – Cyber Monday – Giving…

GIVE THANKS FOR THE WATCHMEN DRUM & BUGLE CORPS AND SUPPORT THE CORPS!

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the nonprofit community will celebrate #GivingTuesday, and the Watchmen will be joining the celebration!
What began in 2012 as a response to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has grown into an international movement celebrating the vital work that nonprofit organizations do and providing a platform for significant charitable giving. People around the world donate tens of millions of dollars on #GivingTuesday – it’s estimated that more than $45 million was donated to nonprofits in 2017 through Facebook alone. In fact, Facebook will be matching contributions on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Watchmen are onboard! Join the cause!
 
Here’s how it works:
• Make sure you have liked the Watchmen official Facebook page – this page
• Invite your friends and family to like our page also
• Between now and November 27, keep your eyes peeled on Facebook for announcements and hype for #GivingTuesday
• Share the announcements and add your own thoughts about what the Watchmen mean to you. Say that you will be acting on #GivingTuesday and invite others to join you
• Beginning at 5 a.m.PST on Tuesday, November 27, make your gift in any amount to the Watchmen through our Facebook page. The link to do so will be easy to find and easy to use. Every gift matters!
• Share with your friends that you did so and encourage them to do the same
• Beginning at 5 a.m. and lasting until its matching pool is depleted (not a long time), Facebook will match contributions up to $50,000 per charity.
• What this means is that with enough hype and excitement from our most devoted fans and alumni, we can raise some much-needed funds to support the Watchmen, and get a healthy match from Facebook in the process!
Now more than ever, your support is critical in helping the Watchmen provide a life-changing experience for our members and entertain thousands of fans every year.
During this Thanksgiving season, please think about the role the Watchmen has played in your life, and then act. And spread the word!
Thank you!
#GivingTuesday  #ItsaGreatDaytobeaWatchmen
 
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Watchmen Welcomes New Drill Designer—Ryan H. Turner

For Release Time
11/19/18

Watchmen Welcomes New Drill Designer—Ryan H. Turner

Riverside, CA— 11/19/18 — The Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to welcome their 2019 drill designer Ryan H. Turner to the design team.
“We are extremely excited to have his talent and unmatched passion for the marching arts to share with our organization,” said David Becker, Executive Director for The Watchmen.
New Direction, Huge Potential
Turner is well known in the marching arts world, having been involved in any number of roles since marching his first parade as a 7th grader in 1978. Since then, he has built for himself a reputation of extreme enthusiasm, humor, and creativity which he brings to the many projects and organizations he has been involved with in his nearly 40 years in the marching arts. Having produced more than 225 show designs for various marching bands, drum corps, indoor drum lines, and winter guards across the country, Turner draws from a wide palette in his design endeavors. “Having seen his show designs over the years, I can’t wait to see what he has for us in 2019,” said Michael Nash, Marketing /Tour Manager. “He’s driven to exceed expectations, and that’s what we are looking for with our production this year.”
Honored and Excited
With his numerous writing credits in his 35 years of writing, one would think that’s enough. But he does much more in the marching arts. Known for his announcing abilities, he’s been dubbed the “Voice of Southern California” and has been announcing DCI shows on the west coast for over 25 years. He also recently started his own leadership consulting business called “Dynamics of Leadership” and gives leadership and motivational seminars to student leadership teams of marching band programs across the country. Professionally, he has enjoyed a 30 year career in the public safety/911 communications industry, and currently serves as the Senior Supervisor of Training and Education for the Orange County Fire Authority, the fourth largest fire department in California, headquartered in Irvine, California.
Founded in 2013, The Watchmen prides itself on providing local musicians and affordable year-round experience that is educational, and teaches members to challenge and grow as individuals.

For more information, press only:
Michael Nash, Marketing /Tour Manager
(714) 878-1149
tourmanager@watchmenartsassociation.org

For more information on Product:
www.watchmenartsassociation.org