2019 Visual Education Team

The CT Hurricanes are excited to announce our 2019 Visual Education Team

Visual Caption Head – Ricky Grasso
Visual Technician – Henry Flores
Visual Technician – Tony Madore
Visual Technician – Blair Roberts
Visual Technician – Andi Conrad

Ricky Grasso – Visual Caption Head

Ricky Grasso is a Marketing Manager for a global technology company in Cheshire, CT. He recently graduated with his Master’s in Business Administration with a Marketing focus from the University of Bridgeport in May of 2018 and currently resides in Newtown, CT.

Ricky marched trumpet with the Hurricanes in 2011 & 2012, and went on to march trumpet for the Blue Knights in 2014. Since then, Ricky has served on the Blue Knights administrative staff since 2015, and the Tour Director role in 2016, 2017, and 2018. On a local level, Ricky has been teaching high school marching bands, winter guards, and winter percussions for multiple ensembles for over seven years. Since the winter of 2016, he has been the Visual Caption Head & Head of Overall Design for the Newtown High School Marching Band Program and the Newtown High School Winter Percussion Program.

Ricky is very excited to return to the Hurricanes and educate the talented members this region of the country has to offer. Additionally, the staff is full of positive, welcoming, and hardworking individuals who want nothing but the best for the Hurricanes.

Henry Flores – Visual Technician

Anthony “Tony” Madore – Visual Technician

Anthony is more than excited to be working with The Connecticut Hurricanes. Anthony is currently a student at the University of Connecticut in the program of Landscape Architecture. His Drum Corps career consists of, 7th Regiment 2009 – 2012, and 2018. He also marched with the Boston Crusaders 2013 – 2016.  Anthony has worked with the Montville High School marching band as visual instructor for three years. He hopes to bring an energetic attention to technique and performance, while striving to ensure a positive and meaningful experience for all.

Blair Roberts – Visual Technician

Blair Roberts is the band director at Turn of River Middle School in Stamford, CT.  She also works as the program director for the Performing Arts Department at the PF Camp in Norwalk, CT.  In addition, she teaches for several area marching bands and percussion programs: Westhill High School- Woodwind Tech, Choreographer, Assistant Director for Indoor Percussion; Trumbull High School – Choreographer and Vis Tech

Andi Conrad – Visual Technician

 

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