Glen Brough – Visual and Field Coordinator
Glen Brough has served as the visual and field coordinator for the 300-member Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band since 1988. He was the drum major of the MSU Band from 1976-1979 and has taught drum majors for over 30 years at clinics nationwide, including the MSU Performing Arts Camp and Smith-Walbridge Camp.
Brough has been a visual instructor with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps from Rockford, Illinois. He has worked as the visual designer and marching clinician for numerous Michigan high school bands. He regularly serves as a marching adjudicator and clinician.
Brough is Assistant Director of Admissions at Michigan State University. He has a Master of Arts in educational administration from MSU and a Bachelor of Science in education from Seton Hall University.
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Jon Weber – Percussion Instructor
Jon Weber is visiting instructor of percussion at the Michigan State University School of Music. He received a bachelor of music education from Oklahoma State University, and a master of music from Michigan State University. Mr. Weber has performed with the New York Solsti Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and the Santa Clara Vanguard.
He has taught at Oklahoma State University and been involved with the award-winning Spartan Percussion competition line at the PAS international convention, and the Black Gold and Northern Aurora drum and bugle corps. He is a Vic Firth education clinician and Yamaha artist, and a founding member of the percussion/clarinet duo Future Imperative.
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Orlando Suttles – Colorguard Instructor
Orlando Suttles is the instructor of the Spartan Marching Band Color Guard. A graduate of MSU with a major in Psychology, Mr. Suttles has an extensive ten-year Color Guard teaching background. He has instructed and choreographed Color Guards for several Michigan High School bands, including Chesaning, Flushing, Linden, and Farmington.
Orlando currently serves as an adjudicator for the Michigan Marching Band Association and the WGI Friendship Cup. During the winter season as a movement and equipment judge, Orlando has been extensively involved in the Michigan Color Guard Circuit, the Midwest Judges Guild and the Winter Guard International Circuits (currently the only state of Michigan judge in WGI).
When not with Color Guards and Bands, Orlando enjoys a career in the Banking industry as a customer relations and marketing specialist.
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John Schwarz – Visual Assistant
John Schwarz has served as the visual assistant with the Spartan Marching Band since 1999. He was a member of the Spartan Band from 1994-1998 as a trumpet player. During that time, Schwarz was a squad leader for three years, and in his final year was the trumpet section leader. He was selected by his peers as the band vice president and also played trumpet in Spartan Brass.
Schwarz has worked for Michigan State University since 2002. He is currently the hardware/software coordinator for the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research in the College of Social Science. He has a pair of bachelor of arts degrees from MSU, one in criminal justice in 1999 and the other in telecommunications in 2002.
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