All correspondence should be mailed to:
North Texas Colorguard Association
P.O. Box 181404
Arlington, TX 76096
Please note we are not an ROTC Color Guard that presents colors.
NTCA Executive Board
President: Art Grossman
Vice President of Colorguard: Matthew Rummel
Vice President of Percussion and Winds: Jeff Ausdemore
Treasurer: Christin McNair
Secretary: Caleb Hunter
Parliamentarian: Justin Good
Member At Large Colorguard Novice-Cadet-Regional A: Michaela Bocock
Member At Large Colorguard Scholastic A-Open-World: Ian Lewis
Member At Large Percussion: Richard Kearns
Member At Large Winds: Joseph Durko
Circuit Administrator: Stephanie Bonebrake
Originally from Western Michigan, Art Grossman now resides in Fort Worth, TX. He has served as the director of multiple independent units including CGT Fort Worth, Insignia and Eagle Mountain Independent. In addition to serving the independent community he has been the color guard director of Saginaw High School since 2007. Additionally, Art is a program coordinator and project manager for Marching365 where he designs and choreographs for many marching bands from around the southwestern United States. He has also worked with many NTCA units over the years including Chisholm Trail HS, Boswell HS, Birdville HS, Springtown HS, McKinney HS, Keller Central HS, and many more.
He has previously served the NTCA executive board as Vice President of Colorguard, Member at Large A-World and as as a member of the scholarship and steering committees.
Art looks forward to serving the membership of NTCA in the role of President.
The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Corporation and shall, in general,
supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Corporation. He or she shall preside at all regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors. He or she may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the Corporation authorized by the Board of Directors, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other
instruments which the Board of Directors have authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and
10execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors or by these Bylaws or by statute to
some other officer or agent of the Corporation; and in general, he or she shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.
Vice President of Colorguard
Matthew currently serves as the color guard director and marching band designer at Coppell HS. He has been involved in the pageantry arts as an instructor, director, consultant, and designer for 19 years. Locally, he has worked with the winter guard and/or marching band programs at Keller HS, Wakeland HS, Independence HS, Lebanon Trail HS, Allen HS, Lone Star HS, Sherman HS, Little Elm HS, Stephenville HS, Richardson HS, Guyer HS, The Colony HS, Wylie East HS and Red Oak HS. In addition to his scholastic work, Matthew was the founder, director, and designer of CGT Dallas and CGT Denton. Working with these two groups led to the privilege of serving community on the WGI Color Guard Advisory Board for four years and the WGI Board of Directors for two years. Matthew has served NTCA in the past on the steering and nominating committees and looks forward to continuing his involvement with the circuit in his new role as VP of Color Guard.
Vice President of Colorguard:
In the absence of the President or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. The Vice President shall
perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or Board ofDirectors.
Vice President of Percussion and Winds
Jeff Ausdemore currently serves as President and Co-Founder of Stryvemind.com, a revolutionary online music education platform that impacts students and educators around the world. This venture serves student musicians, music educators and administrators in many capacities, including a world class private lesson faculty, educational consulting, as well as the Stryve Academy. In addition, Jeff serves as the President of Ausdemore Music, a proprietary composition and arranging house for Mr. Ausdemore’s music catalog, published through Tapspace Publications. Most recently, Mr. Ausdemore has been named as the percussion arranger/music consultant for the Blue Knights drum and bugle corps from Denver, Colorado. Jeff also serves as a faculty member at Texas A&M University- Commerce as an adjunct professor of percussion, where he maintains a full private studio, as well as technique and pedagogy classes.
In addition to teaching/performing, Mr. Ausdemore has composed/arranged, instructed and consulted with numerous Drum Corps International drum and bugle corps, college marching bands, and high school marching bands throughout the United States, including the Blue Knights, Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment, Limited Edition, Northern Aurora, and Southwind.
Mr. Ausdemore's professional affiliations include adjudication roles for Drum Corps International, Winter Guard International, Bands of America, a percussion committee member for the Percussive Arts Society, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
Jeff is proud to serve once again as Vice President of Percussion and Winds on the NTCA Executive Board.
Vice President of Percussion and Winds:
In the absence of the President or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or Board of Directors.
Christin McNair graduated from Texas Christian University in 2005 where she earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Instrumental Music Education. She was a flute/piccolo player in the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. She was also a member of the TCU Horned Frog Marching Band where she marched piccolo and color guard.
Christin is a Hall of Fame member of the North Texas Colorguard Association. She served 10 years on the Executive Board as Secretary and Treasurer. She has assisted with the color guards at Wester MS, Jones MS, Mansfield HS, Lake Ridge HS, Timberview HS, Midlothian HS, Marcus HS, Ars Nova Independent and Cypress Independent. Christin was a performing member of Ars Nova Independent World Winter Guard in 2010 and 2011, and captain in 2012 and 2013. She also traveled to Boston on the weekends to perform with Blessed Sacrament Independent World Winter Guard in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Christin is currently in her 19th year as the Assistant Band Director at Wester Middle School and Asa Low Intermediate School in Mansfield.
The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Corporation; receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the Corporation from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in the name of the Corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositaries as shall be selected by the Board of Directors; and in general, perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall make a written report of the finances of the Corporation at each regular meeting of the Directors and members and at such other time as the Directors shall require.
Caleb Hunter currently serves as the color guard director at Azle High School. He believes that color guard is a means to promote student achievement in their social, academic, and professional lives. Caleb Hunter has worked as a clinician with many programs throughout West Texas, the Texas panhandle, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Hunter is passionate about cultivating student development and program achievement at the schools he touches. Hunter believes in teaching young women and men to be confident in themselves and their abilities, and that competitive achievement is simply one tool to accomplish that. Hunter teaches his students self-care, team building, creative exploration, and positive self-talk as they learn the art of color guard and hopes that this influence will permeate other areas of their present and future lives. This brings confidence within his students, and builds strong programming with self-assured and self-reliant performers more prepared to enter the world.
Caleb Hunter was a member of the Madison Scouts drum and bugle corps for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 seasons where he consistently performed in Drum Corps International Finals. In 2015, Hunter received the Madison Scout Guard Member of the Year award. In addition to his drum corps experience, Hunter marched with Black Gold Independent World and Color Guard Theatre Dallas where he advanced to WGI Open Class Finals in 2015 and 2016. Caleb Hunter is currently attending Columbia College in pursuit of a B.A. in English Literature, his expected graduation date is December 2021.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and of the
regularly scheduled meetings in one or more books (or electronic archives) provided for that purpose; give all notices in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law; be custodian of the corporate records; and, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors. The secretary will supervise electronic correspondence to communicate with the membership via email and website posts.
Originally from Copperas Cove, TX, Justin now resides in Fort Worth, TX. He received his Bachelors of Music Education from Tarleton State University in 2011 and with a Master of Arts in Music degree at Texas Woman's in Fall of 2013. In that time Justin have had an extensive performance career marching with Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps, the Sound and the Fury Marching Band at TSU, Texas Woman's University Wind Ensemble, Tarleton State University Wind Ensemble, the Dallas Cowboys Color Guard, and as a cast member of the Black/White Gold Independent Color guard in the 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2021 seasons. He was humbled to have been a part of the 2011 White Gold Independent A cast that earned a bronze medal at WGI World Championships.
Justin has directed, choreographed, and trained Color Guards since 2011 for districts including Denton, Krum, Allen, Melissa, Van Alystyne, Shamrock, Wellington, River Road, Halletsville, Decatur, Italy, and Bowie as well as serving on staff for Black Gold Independent Guards from Fall 2016 to Spring 2018. He is currently the Assistant Band Director and Color Guard Director at Weatherford HS.
Justin has been a part of NTCA since 2012 and has served with several committees as well as heading the Nominating Committee for several years. This will be his second year as Parliamentarian.
The Parliamentarian shall assist the President plan meetings and agendas for meetings, as well as maintain order in the meetings. The Parliamentarian will also serve as chairperson of any committee which revises documents of the Corporation, including, but not limited to, By-laws, Articles of Incorporation and the Policies and Procedures Manual.
Member-At-Large (Colorguard - Novice, Cadet, Regional A)
Originally from Tulsa, OK, Michaela relocated to the Dallas area in 2014 to teach band and color guard and has been an active member of NTCA since. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with Honors, receiving her Bachelor’s in Music Education and a certification to teach EC-12 Music in the state of Texas.
Michaela is currently an assistant band director and the color guard director at Sherman High School in Sherman, TX. Over the past ten years, she has taught color guards across Oklahoma and North Texas of skill levels ranging from Cadet Novice to National A, along with independent groups. In NTCA, she has taught at McKinney North High School, Melissa High School, Celina High School, Wills Point High School, and Sherman High School. She has also taught various camps and clinics across DFW and has been a judge for the Caprock Color Guard Circuit based out of Lubbock, TX.
As a performer, Michaela spent 2009-2013 marching DCI where she spent time in Open and World Class groups, including Memphis Sound, Forte, Genesis, and The Cadets. She was also a member of the OSU Cowboy Color Guard from 2010-2012 and marched various Independent groups in the Tulsa area.
Professional affiliations outside of NTCA include TMEA, TBA, Sigma Alpha Iota, and the National Flute Association.
Member-At-Large (Colorguard - Novice, Cadet, Regional A):
The two Members---at---Large shall act as a liaison between the Membership and the Board of Directors and shall convey ideas and concerns to the Board of Directors from the
Membership. The Member---at---Large is also responsible for other such duties as may be assigned by the President.
Member-At-Large (Colorguard - Scholastic A, National A, Open, World)
Ian Lewis is the Color Guard Director at Flower Mound High School. Prior to Flower Mound, Mr. Lewis was the Color Guard Director at Kennesaw Mountain High School in Kennesaw, GA as well as the Assistant Band Director at Pine Mountain Middle School. He has a masters degree in music education from the University of West Georgia.
In WGI and DCI, he has worked with many world class groups such as Paramount, Madison Scouts, and Crossmen. He currently teaches Bluecoats and Origins.
Mr. Lewis lives in Argyle, TX with his two greyhounds: Mateo and Skiddy.
Member-At-Large (Colorguard - Scholastic A, National A, Open, World):
The two Members---at---Large shall act as a liaison between the Membership and the Board of Directors and shall convey ideas and concerns to the Board of Directors from the Membership. The Member---at---Large is also responsible for other such duties as may be assigned by the President.
Richard Kearns serves as Percussion Director at Burleson Centennial High School (Burleson, TX), as well as a designer and clinician for many ensembles in both Indoor and Outdoor Arenas.
The Burleson Centennial Percussion Program has established itself as one of the top World Class Ensembles in the country, with multiple Top 10 Finalist appearances at the WGI (Winterguard International) World Championships, as well as being named the 2017 WGI PSO World Champions.
Prior to his time at Centennial, Richard was the Percussion Director of Azle High School (Azle, TX), where the Percussion Section won numerous awards and Championships in the NTCA and TCGC Indoor Circuits as well as multiple successful appearances at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Richard was also the Percussion Director at Palestine High School from 2008-2011, as well as the Battery coordinator at Tyler Jr. College. Upon joining the Palestine Band Staff, the PHS Percussion Program received numerous awards in the TCGC & NTCA Indoor Circuits, Lonestar & Plano Drumline
Competitions. In 2011, the Palestine Indoor Drumline was the TCGC Open Class Champion. His instructional contributions for TJC helped lead the group to their WGI PIO World Championship in 2008, promotion to WGI World Class, and becoming consecutive Finalists at the WGI World Championships.
Richard’s passion within the activity also goes well beyond just teaching percussion. His abilities as a conceptual and visual designer for Marching Band and Indoor Drumline have turned out many crowd-pleasing productions, including the 2016 WGI PIO Gold Medalists, Vigilantes Indoor Percussion (TX), 2017 PSO Gold Medalists, Burleson Centennial High School (TX), and the 2022 PSO Gold Medalists, Sherwood High School (OR).
Richard serves on the WGI Advisory Board, as well as the NTCA (North Texas Colorguard Association) Executive Board. Richard was selected by WGI as one of the top designers from around the world to be part of WGI's 1on1 consultation program. Ensembles from across the country use this platform to receive online feedback and guidance on how to improve their percussion program throughout the year.
Richard currently resides in Burleson, Texas with his wife Stacie and Daughters Sam & Lennon. When he is not teaching, you can usually find him on the golf course. He is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams, Remo Drumheads, and Zildjian Cymbals.
The Percussion Representative is named the Member-at-Large
Percussion and shall serve as the liaison between the percussion membership and the Executive Board.
The Percussion Representative shall perform all duties incidental to the office of Percussion
Representative, and other such duties as may be assigned by the President.
Joseph has been involved in NTCA Indoor Winds having served with Azle HS Indoor Winds in 2018, 2019, and 2020 making multiple trips to NTCA and WGI Championships. Azle HS was crowned WGI WSO Champion in 2018 and Joseph subsequently served on the WGI Advisory Board that year.
Joseph is the founder and visual caption head for Dust Storm Indoor Winds since its inception in 2020. Joseph writes drill, coreo, and techs for multiple area high schools and previous clients have included Fort Worth Christian School, Azle HS, Eden HS, Burleson HS, and Compass DBC.
Joseph is passionate about the indoor activity in north texas, and is a major advocate for getting more students involved and growing the activity. When not on the floor, Joseph can be found spending time with his dog, Diego.
The Winds Representative is named the Member-at-Large Winds and shall serve as the liaison between the winds membership and the Executive Board. The Winds Representative shall perform all duties incidental to the office of Percussion Representative, and other such duties as may be assigned by the President.
Stephanie Bonebrake began her NTCA career in 1998 bringing her first Texas winterguard to compete. Since that time she has been an instructor of several units including Fossil Ridge and Summit High Schools, NTCA contest coordinator, contest host, board member, and launched the NTCA Circuit Administrator position in 2005. In her initial six year tenure as Circuit Administrator, the circuit grew from 120 units to over 200. She then returned to serve as mentor/consultant for the 2011 and 2013 seasons, and returned full time to the Circuit Administrator position in 2015. Now at over 360 units, Stephanie is looking forward to continuing serving the circuit for the 2024 season alongside NTCA performers, instructors, directors, board members and stakeholders.
Stephanie received a Bachelor of Music and Master of Education with Administrative certification both from the University of Texas at Arlington. Formerly a band director for over 20 years, she is now a Data/Instructional Specialist for Mansfield ISD. Currently she resides in Mansfield, Texas with her husband Brad and daughter Reagan. In addition to NTCA, Stephanie also serves as a Contest Administrator for Winter Guard International (WGI). Her professional affiliations include Texas Music Educator's Association (TMEA), Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA), Women's Band Directors International (WBDI), Tau Beta Sigma (TBS), and she is in the NTCA Hall of Fame Inaugural Class of 2013.