Key Poulan Returns As Raiders Composer
We are pleased to announce the return of Key Poulan as composer for the 2019 season!
Key Poulan is a composer and arranger with an expertise in the marching arts. He has written for the world’s most famous drum corps including the Santa Clara Vanguard, Mandarins, Glassmen, Spirit of Atlanta, Cascades, Spartans, Sunrisers, Hurricanes, Caballeros, Millennium (Italy), Juliana (Netherlands), Siamyth (Thailand), Star United and the Mass Brass Mini Corps. He is the wind arranger for the World Champion Chromium Winds (The Cavaliers). As the owner of Key Poulan Music, he has been recognized as one of the country’s top arrangers and composers in the area of contemporary marching band, has several concert band works to his credit. His marching band arrangements have won several national titles at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Championships. His works have won many state titles throughout the United States and have been performed around the world. His transcription of “The Promise of Living” from Copland’s “Tender Land” was extremely well received at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival and his original works “Carnegie Fanfare and Dance” and “A Fortune in Steel” were premiered at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
Raiders Announce New Assistant Director, Harlan Landes
The Raiders Drum Corps and A+ Education and Performing Arts are pleased to introduce Harlan Landes as the Assistant Director of the Raiders. Harlan comes to the Raiders after four years with the Bushwackers Drum Corps from Princeton, New Jersey, three of which he served as director through the corps' competitive and operational success in DCA Open Class.
Harlan's experience in the administration of nonprofits and management of teams, both inside and outside of drum corps and marching arts, is an important addition to the Raiders organization. We're thrilled to continue to build a strong administrative foundation to support the members of the Raiders.
About The Raiders
Who are the Raiders?
The Raiders is a competitive performing arts and music education organization which participates in the Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class circuit. Our mission is to provide young adults, ages 14-21, who come from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, access to musical, educational, and character-building experiences through the vehicle of the performing arts. Some notable accomplishments include:
19 Time World Championship Finalist
2006 Bronze Medalist
2005 Divisional and World Champions
2001 Silver Medalist
What does it take to be a Raider?
At the beginning of every season, every position is available. You do not already have to be a world class performer to be a member of the Raiders, you just need the desire to become one! Membership is based upon the following factors:
Willingness and ability to learn
Ability to meet all time commitments and financial requirements
INTERESTED IN THE 2019 RAIDERS?
The 29th edition of the Raiders will begin in late November. In order to be considered for membership, attendance at our audition camps is required. For additional news and information as it becomes available, complete the application form below. Throughout the fall marching band season, we'll be appearing at various events. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our members and staff. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you have.