2023 Visual Caption Heads Announced

The Mandarins is proud to introduce our 2023 Visual Co-Caption heads, Mr. James Gow and Mr. Zak Stillwell. James and Zak bring a tremendous degree of excellence and experience at the highest levels of the drum corps activity, and we look forward to James and Zak creating amazing opportunities for our visual program.

Mr. Gow stated, “The Mandarins have something very special going on and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of the team to help the program grow even further.” James and Zak are actively developing their team of visual educators and professionals, and we will announce their team in the near future.

Creative Director Becca Anderson stated, “We are incredibly excited to have James and Zak leading the visual team for the 2023 season. What a huge win for the organization with their expertise, not only as educators, but as extremely talented designers in the activity. They will take our visual program to a whole new level of excellence.”

Mr. Stillwell stated, “I am so thankful for the opportunity to be working with the amazing performers, instructors, and designers of the Mandarins. The recent success of the program has been exciting to watch from the outside, and I cannot wait to see what we can achieve together in 2023.”

This is an exciting time for our organization as we continue to pursue excellence and creativity while continuing to present entertaining programs for our family and fans.

“I am excited and confident that James and Zak will take the Mandarins visual program to new heights of excellence and performance,” stated Corps Director JW Koester.

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