Brian Flack - Director/Founder
Brian Flack has been the director for TC since it's founding in 2004. TC started as a Scholastic Open Unit and has since competed in the Independent Open division. During that time, TC became an Independent Open Medalist and an Independent World Finalist. Brian currently serves as Percussion Coordinator at Tates Creek High School as well as percussion instructor for several middle schools in the Lexington area. He has performed with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps and has served as Percussion Caption Head for the University of Kentucky Drumline during the 1998 season.
Aaron Farris - Ensemble Coordinator
Aaron Farris is a native of Richmond, Kentucky currently a resident of Nashville Tennessee, graduated from The University of Kentucky with B.A. In Human Communications Studies. Aaron is entering is in his third year as Ensemble and Battery Coordinator for Triple Crown Independent Ensemble (Tates Creek Indoor Ensemble). He’s been an active performer and educator in the marching arts for the past decade. This is his first summer as a Battery Instructor with the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps. His third as a Battery Instructor at The University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Tradition Drum & Bugle Corps. Aaron has also instructed many groups nationwide including the Sacramento Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps, Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, Garrard County High School, and Tates Creek High School. Aaron started his independent marching career as a bass drummer with Tates Creek Independent Ensemble (2010). He then continued his marching career with the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, (2011, 2012, 2013) and Rhythm X Inc. (2012, 2013, WGI 1st Place). While attending college he performed in numerous music ensembles at The University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. Post-graduation The Growl (The Official Drumline of Cincinnati Bengals) and MCM Productions. Aaron is excited to get the 2020 season going!
Justin Evans - PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
Justin Evans hails from Huntington, West Virginia, and has been heavily involved in the activity since 2009. Performing in the Marshall University Marching Thunder (2012-2015) and Tates Creek Indoor Ensemble (2015-2016), Justin has spent multiple seasons developing his pedagogy and administrative knowledge from some of the best teachers in the activity, both as a member and a staff member. Justin also has judged multiple WVMEA marching contests in the percussion field, as well as working with multiple schools, colleges, and independent ensembles in the Tri-State area. A graduate of Marshall University (We Are…), he currently lives in Tampa, Florida and works as a benefits representative for Arias Agencies, a portion of the union focused company American Income Life. Justin returns for his fourth year in the administration staff and is excited for the growth of Triple Crown. Justin is proudly endorsed as a Marching Educational Artist for Vic Firth, and is also an ambassador for Orgain. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his cats, Lucas and Lilo.
Caroline Brendsel is a music educator from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated with her degree in music education from Wright State University. During her time at WSU Caroline was an active performer in the Avion saxophone quartet and the wind symphony. She currently teaches general music to elementary students at Bethel Tate Local Schools. Caroline has worked with multiple marching band programs including Miamisburg High School, Northmont High School and currently serves on the visual staff for Walnut Hills High School. She also works on the visual staff for Cincinnati Tradition. In 2019 Caroline was a member of Rhythm X Winds and performed their show “A Day in the Life”.
Izzi Jasperse - Media coordinator
Izzi graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2019, earning her B.F.A. in Electronic Media with a certificate in Sports Media & Promotion. She is originally from southeastern West Virginia and spent 4 years marching quads in the Greenbrier East High School Spartan Marching Band. Izzi also spent two years playing quads and drumset for the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Marching Band. She is passionate about capturing the essence of the marching arts through video and photo and loves being able to provide members with tangible memories of their time marching. Since 2018, Izzi has worked closely with the Cincinnati Tradition Drum & Bugle Corps, UC Bearcat Bands, and Seavine to produce quality social media, video, and photo content. Izzi has also filmed events such as the 2018 DCA World Championships and PASIC 2018 with BOX5 Media, and she was a Video Production Intern with Drum Corps International during the 2019 season. This is Izzi's second year with Triple Crown, and she can't wait for season two with the fam!