Former Santa Clara Vanguard and SCV Cadets director J.W. Koester will replace Roman Blenski as Drum Corps International’s new division II/III coordinator. Koester will continue his role as business manager for the San Jose Raiders winter guard after assuming his new responsibilities.
Koester was on the DCI executive committee from 1998-1999, and since 1999 he has been chairman of the DCI Pacific division advisory board. He directed SCV from 1996-1999 and the Vanguard Cadets from 1987-1994.