Jason Cochrac

Director of Bands

Daniel Gutierrez

Sound Designer

Color Guard Director

Marissa "Chuckee" Chuckaree

Color Guard Director

Calvin Smart

Joshua Guzman


Design Caption Head

Visual Caption Head

Justin Samuels

Justin currently lives in Delray Beach, Florida. He started his DCI experience in 2004 with the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps. He then joined the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in 2006, and aged out in 2010.


Justin worked as a member of the Visual Team for Stryke Percussion World in the 2014,2015 seasons. He then continued his work with STRYKE Wynds during the 2015, 2016 & 2017 seasons as well as with SP2 in 2016-2017. Justin has also worked as a Designer/Visual Coordinator of the Falcon Sound Percussion 2014 & 2015. In 2017, he worked as a member of the Infinity PIW Visual staff as well as a Designer/Drill Writer for Flanagan Winds 2016 & 2017.


In addition to serving as Cooper City High School Sound of Pride's Visual Caption Head, Justin works as the Visual Caption Head for the Flanagan High School's Falcon Sound, choreographer for the Park Vista High School Marching Band, and as Visual Caption Head/Designer for the Stoneman Douglas High School Marching Band. All of this, while working as a judge for the FMBC circuit.

Dejur Kirnon

Dejur Kirnon serves as the Front Ensemble Caption Head at Cooper City High School. His prior teaching experience includes teaching percussion at St. Augustine High School and Allen D. Nease High School. He recently received a gold medal at WGI Finals in Dayton, Ohio with the indoor percussion ensemble, Stryke Percussion II. Dejur will continue to perform with the ensemble this upcoming season. Outside of music education, Dejur is an EMT and is continuing his studies to become a firefighter and paramedic.

Front Ensemble Caption Head

Jazmin Nunez

Percussion Instructor

Marc Olmeda

Percussion Instructor

Alex Centeno

Percussion Instructor

Kevin Molina

Visual Staff

Michael Levanti

Visual Staff

Adam Kuffner

Visual Staff

Evan Huyer

Visual Staff

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