Blue Knights Announce 20i7 Merchandising Team

DENVER, CO – The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce their merchandising team for the 2017 season.

Brett Comer will be joining the Blue Knights as the Merchandising Manager for the 2017 tour.

Brett Comer is “totally pumped” to join his first ever drum corps tour as the “Merchand-EYES” Manager with the Blue Knights. Brett has been an avid DCI fan for 12 years since he attended a show in Bristol, RI on the 4th of July. While he played trumpet at nearby Barrington High School in Barrington, RI he quickly learned that marching was, “something you can’t learn overnight”.

In between week-long stretches of surfing the former DCI Fan Network he earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Widener University, Chester, PA in 2010. In 2013, he quit his job as an Engineer for the U.S. military to join a traveling circus and he has continued working Front-of-House operations for touring shows ever since.

He has worked on tours with Cavalia (“Odysseo”), Disney On Ice (“Follow Your Heart”), Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth (“Circus Xtreme”), and Cirque du Soleil (“LUZIA”). If the IRS asks, you can tell them to send his mail to his Mom’s place in East Providence, RI.

Hannah Hathorn will be joining the Blue Knights as the Merchandising Assistant for the 2017 tour.

Hannah Hathorn is a member of the 2017 merchandise team. She is a bassoonist majoring in music at the University of Alabama. She also loves to sing and play piano and is a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota.

In high school, Hannah was the drum major for the Northview High School Marching Band. At the University of Alabama, Hannah is involved in many ensembles, including the Million Dollar Band, Huxford Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra.

Jonathan Frew will be joining the Blue Knights as the Merchandising Assistant for the 2017 tour.

Johnathan grew up in Mundelein, Illinois, and will be attending his second year at Indiana University in the fall. He is a member of the Marching Hundred, the Big Red Basketball Band, and the All-Campus band at Indiana. Johnathan is an active member of the National Honorary Band Fraternity – Kappa Kappa Psi, and is very involved with the Jacobs School of Music. Johnathan came into college as a Business / Apparel Merchandising major, but was drawn back to music through the great programs at Indiana, and is now pursuing a degree in Ethnomusicology, and plans on attending graduate school after his years at Indiana.Johnathan has been involved with music his whole life. He started piano lessons in elementary school, and chose to play the clarinet in 4th grade. In 6th grade, he discovered his love for jazz music, and switched to the tenor saxophone. Since then, Johnathan has performed in the concert, jazz, and marching bands at Carl Sandburg Middle School and Mundelein High school. His favorite memories from band include playing a “West Side Story” themed marching show, performing in the pit orchestra for the theatre production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” during his senior year at Mundelein, playing his favorite concert band piece: “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral”, and performing with the Marching Hundred at the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, California. Johnathan became very interested in drum corps his junior year of high school, and hopes to audition for the 2018 season. He is thrilled to be joining the Blue Knights Merchandise Team for the 2017 season.

Sara-Angelica Gomez will be joining the Blue Knights as the Merchandising Assistant for the 2017 tour.

From Fort Worth, Texas, Sara-Angelica Gomez is a student at the University of North Texas majoring in kinesiology with a minor in public health. At the university, she is involved with the local Sigma Alpha Iota chapter and the kinesiology, health promotion and recreation organization on campus. Prior to attending university, she was an active member in her high school’s marching band and while attending Texas A&M University-Commerce, she was involved with University Singers and a charter member of the Mu Theta chapter of SAI before transferring to UNT. Currently, Sara is a full time student starting her senior year and works part time while commuting to Denton for classes. While she is not actively involved with any bands or choirs, she does perform with her SAI chapter and enjoys playing flute when she is able.

This is her first year volunteering with the Blue Knights as part of the merchandising team. While not having any drum corps experience, she has been a fan of the performing arts since 2009 when attending a show in Denton, Tx with her high school and has followed the activity since. Sara is looking forward to this season with the Blue Knights and is excited to be part of all the action.

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