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Watchmen – Black Friday – Cyber Monday – Giving…


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

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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

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Watchmen MDC

Watchmen MDC 2018 weekend in Oceanside, CA at Oceanside High School was a huge success with growth in corps maturity and size. After a brief induction, the corps let loose with a fun meet & greet and team building games.

On Saturday the members got right to work learning the 1st movement drill in record time.  Late afternoon was exciting as the full corps combined music and drill.

Sunday and Monday each caption spent time working on 1st movement in sectional, refining what was taught on Saturday. We feel strait jackets are in order with how insanely fast thing went. Early impressions the staff felt we are even stronger than where we left off from the 2017 season!










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Watchmen Member’s Leadership – MDC 2018

The 2018 Caption Heads, staff, and administration of Watchmen Arts’ Drum and Bugle Corps are pleased to present the 2018 Member Leadership!

With the expectation of communicating the needs, concerns, and hilarious pictures of the corps members they’ll be working tirelessly with the staff and captions to create an endless loop of feedback between all levels of the entire organization.

Watchmen Leadership Team 2018  
Guard Leaders:
Alexis Zander – Co Captian
Kaitlynn Hoffman – Co Captian
Brass Leaders:
Karina Ramirez – Horn Sgt.
Sammi Mejia – Horn Sgt.
Kallel MIlls – Trumpet Section Leader
Allyson Ward – Mello Section Leader
MacLean Dickey – Baritone Section Leader
Sam Battelo – Contra Section Leader
Battery Leaders:
Mario Godinho – Snares/Battery Captain
Martin Clemente – Tenors
Carlos Lujan – Basses
Front Ensemble Leaders:
Rebekah Moran – Co-Captain
Aidan Scroggins
Watchmen Arts’ Board members, Executive Director, Assistant Director, parents and supporters will look to this leadership team for the perspective on how well program grows exponentially alongside its members and fans across the world.