Brian Flack has been the director for TCIE since it's founding in 2004. TCIE started as a Scholastic Open Unit and has since competed in the Independent Open division as well as their current division, Percussion Independent World. During that time, TCIE 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.
Nick Angelis received his music education degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is currently working on his Master’s in Percussion Performance at Wright State University. Nick is in his twelvth year as The Assistant Band Director for The University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands under the direction of Dr. Terren Frenz.
Nick has been involved in drum corps since 1979. Throughout 16 seasons, he marched with Satellites, Spartans, Boston Crusaders, Santa Clara Vanguard, Star of Indiana, Brass Theater, and Blue Knights. He was also an original cast member for Blast! from 1999-2003. Nick has taught and written for numerous marching bands and drum corps all around the country including Blue Knights, Crossmen, the Spartans of NH, Kennesaw Mountain H.S., University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Boston Crusaders, Spirit of J.S.U., Troopers, Harrison H.S., Bellbrook H.S., Colts, Blue Stars, Madison Scouts, and Madison Independent Indoor, Milford H.S., Williamstown H. S., and Tascosa H.S.
Justin hails from southwest West Virginia, being a member of TCIE in 2015-2016 and returning to administration in 2017. Justin is heavily involved in the marching arts in West Virginia; consulting and arranging for various programs in the state and outside of the state. He is also a adjudicator for the WVMEA local circuit. Justin is also a battery consultant for the OIPA Independent A group, Kanawha Knights Indoor based out of Charleston, WV.
Justin is currently enrolled in at Marshall University as a graduate and is teaching general courses in Communication Studies.
In his free time, Justin loves to hike, spend time with his cat Lucas. Justin is excited to return for his third year on the administration!