Ben Maughmer Joins 'A' Corps Percussion Staff
We are pleased and excited to announce that Ben Maughmer will join The
Blue Devils percussion staff. Micah Brusse will be leaving us after
many years of great service. We will miss him greatly and wish him all
the best in his future endeavors.
Look for more exciting news in the next few weeks.
Ben Maughmer is currently in his 13th year of teaching in the Birdville
Independent School District where he holds the position of Associate
Director of Bands at Haltom High School, located in the Dallas - Fort Worth
area. His responsibilities include directing the Symphonic II Band,
assisting with the Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band, design and
instruction for the Haltom Marching Band, composing and arranging for
marching percussion, assisting with the instruction of beginner percussion
classes at Haltom, North Oaks, and Watauga Middle Schools, as well as the
coordination of all facets of the percussion program for the Haltom cluster.
Under his direction the Haltom High School Percussion Ensemble won the 2004
Percussive Arts Society International call for tapes contest.
Ben has accumulated 21 years of drum corps experience as a performer and
instructor. He began marching in 1984 with the Spartans from Vancouver,
Washington, then continued with the Concord Blue Devils in 1990, and aged
out of the Denver Blue Knights as section leader in 1991. Prior to joining
the Bluecoats instructional staff in the fall of 2003, Ben served on the
instructional staff of the Cavaliers from 2001-2003 and Blue Knights from
1992-1998. Ben is ta consultant to “Metro-Alliance”, the 2002’
North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) Independent Drumline Champions.
His Bachelor of Music Degree was earned from the University of North Texas
where he performed with the world champion U.N.T. drum line for three years
and served on the instructional staff for three years. Performance ensembles
while at North Texas include the Steel Band, the African Ensemble, and Dr.
Scheitromas’ Graduate Percussion Ensemble. Ben has studied with Greg Hull,
Van Mathews, David Bertman, Brett Khun, Mike McIntosh, Tom Float, Ralph
Hardimon, Paul Rennick, Ron Fink, Jeff Prosperie, and Dr. Robert Scheitroma.
His professional affiliations include, Texas Music Educators Association,
Texas Band Masters, and the Percussive Arts Society. He is an active
clinician, judge and arranger throughout the country. Ben lives in the
Dallas- Forth Worth area with his wife Maya and 2 children, Bianca and