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Vanguard Corps Director/Director of Programs
Shaun is a native Californian, born and raised on the central coast and a Vanguard Alumni. He has spent eight years in the Vanguard Organization, 2004 and 2005 with Vanguard Cadets, 2006 to 2008 with Vanguard A Corps and 2010 to 2012 on Vanguard Cadets Staff. He earned his Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from Morehead State University and his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from New York University. Shaun has resided in New York City for the last five years, where he has grown a successful entertainment company.
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Michael Gaines grew up with the pageantry arts all around him. His post high school education included a degree in Finance from the University of Dayton, as well as a Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Academy of Art University.
From 1998 to 2011, Michael was the drill designer and visual coordinator for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, and served on the design team for all 7 of their Drum Corps International World Championship titles. He currently creates for marching bands and stage shows, as well as indoor winds, percussion, and color guards in the United States and Asia.
In April of 2007, Michael was inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame, and in August of 2011 he was inducted into to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame.
His designs have been featured by several high school Bands of America National Champions, with the most recent being the 2016 BOA Grand National Champion, Carmel HS from Indiana. His work was also on display with several groups at WGI this year, including the 2017 Independent World Class Champion Pride of Cincinnati, the Silver Medalist Aimachi, and the Scholastic World Champion, Carmel HS.
Michael currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
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