Administration

Paul PG LaFlamme

Paul PG LaFlamme

President

PG is the grandson of our founder, Albert A. LaFlamme. He has been part of the drum corps for decades.

Ann Prendergast

Ann Prendergast

Operations Director

Ann began as a proud parent of a Spartan member in 1998. Since that time, she has remained an integral part of our team.

Richard Rigolini

Richard Rigolini

Corps Director

Richard earned his Bachelors degree in Sociology from Boston University. He has been at the center of the corps' vision for many years. Under his direction, the Spartans enjoy continued success.

Jamie Fortier

Jamie Fortier

Administrative Assistant

Jamie is an alumnus of UMass Lowell and the Spartans. He is the Spartans' Administrative Assistant and a brass staff member.

TJ Kelly

TJ Kelly

Marketing Coordinator

TJ earned his degree in Communication from UMass Amherst. He is an alumnus of North Andover HS, UMass Drumline, and Madison Scouts. He taught UMass Amherst, North Andover HS, the Spartans, and currently teaches Oakmont HS.

Design Team

Richard Rigolini

Richard Rigolini

Corps Director

Richard earned his Bachelors degree in Sociology from Boston University. He has been at the center of the corps' vision for many years. Under his direction, the Spartans enjoy continued success.

Gilles Ouellette

Gilles Ouellette

Visual Design

Gilles is the mastermind behind our drill and visual design. His genius is the driving force behind what you see in our shows every year.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Percussion Caption Manager

Michael oversees the corps' percussion section and writes the battery music. He is an alumnus of King Philp HS and The Cadets. Michael taught Dartmouth HS percussion and he adjudicates for NESBA.

Matt McGuire

Matt McGuire

Music Coordinator & Front Ensemble Arranger

Matt is the band director at Mansfield High School and has extensive experience teaching DCI, WGI, and high school.

Lennie Machado

Lennie Machado

Color Guard Design

Lennie's résumé boasts an impressive run of consecutive DCI Open Class color guard championships.

Key Poulan

Key Poulan

Music Arranger

Key is a world-renowned drum corps and marching band writer and arranger. We're thrilled to work with him!

Instructional Staff

Battery

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Percussion Design

Michael oversees the corps' percussion section and writes the battery music. He is an alumnus of King Philp HS and The Cadets. Michael taught Dartmouth HS percussion and he adjudicates for NESBA.

Andy Kim

Andy Kim

Battery Caption Manager

Andy teaches the snare drums. He is an alumnus of King Phillip HS, the Spartans, UMass Amherst, and Carolina Crown. He also teaches at King Philip HS.

Jabari Tovar

Jabari Tovar

Battery Instructor

Jabari teaches the snare drums. He is an alumnus of Spartans. He earned his bachelors in Music at Salem State University. He also teaches at Salem HS and Westford Academy.

Cullen Ryan

Cullen Ryan

Battery Instructor

Cullen teaches the tenor drums. He is an alumnus of Norwood HS, the Spartans, and The Cadets. He also teaches King Philip HS.

Justin Nickell

Justin Nickell

Battery Instructor

Justin currently resides in Worcester, MA and studies music therapy at Anna Maria College. He is an active clinician in the Worcester community, and a full time music therapy intern at Perkins School for the Blind. As a performer, Justin's marching career includes the Connecticut Hurricanes, Jersey Surf, and The Cadets. During his time at The Cadets, the group won the 2013 Fred Sanford High percussion award.

Andrew Solem

Andrew Solem

Battery Instructor

Sol is an alumni of Spartans and has marched at UMass Amherst and Carolina Crown. Sol is a bass drum technician at UMass Amherst.

Brass

Brian McCullock

Brian McCullock

Brass Instructor

Brian is an alumnus of UMass Lowell and the Spartans. Outside the Spartans, is a music teacher in Worcester and teaches and writes for several high school bands in Massachusetts.

Don MacTaggart

Don MacTaggart

Brass Instructor

Don teaches the mellophones. He serves as the chief judge for the Mass Instrumental & Choral Conductors Assoc (MICCA).

Jamie Fortier

Jamie Fortier

Brass Instructor

Jamie teaches the baritones. He is an alumnus of UMass Lowell band, the Spartans, Citations & Bluecoats. Jamie holds a degree in Music Business from UMass Lowell. He is the assistant to the Dean of Students at the Sizer Charter School in Fitchburg, MA. Outside the Spartans, Jamie is the visual caption head & drill writer for North Andover HS & Oakmont Indoor Percussion.

Sarah Labrie

Sarah Labrie

Brass & Vocal Instructor

Sarah is currently a general music educator in the Stoughton Public Schools. She graduated from Westminster Choir College at Rider University in New Jersey, with a degree in Music Education.

Nick Krafka

Nick Krafka

Brass Instructor

Nick has been teaching bands in the Massachusetts area for the best 8 years. He is currently employed as the middle school band director in Beverly MA. Nick attained his Masters Degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music.

Color Guard

Lennie Machado

Lennie Machado

Color Guard Caption Head

Lennie is a long-time Spartans staff member. His résumé boasts more than a few DCI Open Class color guard championship titles.

Addison Kaeterle

Addison Kaeterle

Color Guard Caption Manager

Addison is excited to join the 2018 Spartans as a member of the guard design team. He is currently the director at Dartmouth High School from Dartmouth, MA. They were the WGI 2017 SA Silver Medalist. Addison is a former alumni of the Spartans. Addison is currently a TA in a Special Education classroom and goes to Bristol community college as a behavioral science major.

Julie Brown

Julie Brown

Color Guard Instructor

Julie is an alumna of Shepherd Hill HS, the Citations, the Spartans, and Blessed Sacrament. She also teaches Shepherd Hill HS marching band and winter guard.

Alicia Druid

Alicia Druid

Color Guard Instructor

Alicia is an alumna of Reading HS, St. Brendan's color guard & the Spartans. She holds a psychology & elementary education degree from Merrimack College & teaches elementary school in Waltham, MA. Outside the Spartans, Alicia teaches St. Brendan's color guard, Reading HS & North Andover HS.

Ryan Bronner

Ryan Bronner

Color Guard Instructor

Ryan is an alumnus of the Cavaliers. Before joining the Spartans staff, he taught the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps.

Elaina Druid

Elaina Druid

Color Guard Instructor

Kevin Couture

Kevin Couture

Color Guard Instructor

Alumnus of the Spartans and performing member of Blessed Sacrament World Guard.

Alex Grover

Alex Grover

Color Guard Instructor

Alex comes to us as an alumni of the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and Alter Ego Winter Guard. Alex is pursuing his degree in business management.

Front Ensemble

Matt McGuire

Matt McGuire

Music Coordinator & Front Ensemble Arranger

Matt is the band director at Mansfield High School and has extensive experience teaching DCI, WGI, and high school.

Mark Sachetta

Mark Sachetta

Front Ensemble Instructor

Mark earned a degree in Music Education & History from Boston University. Outside drum corps, he taught Everett HS band. Mark is the Percussion Director at Dedham HS and adjudicates for USBands.

Ryan Enos

Ryan Enos

Front Ensemble

Ryan is an alumnus of the corps where he performed for 4 years. He currently studies Music Education at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Ryan also works with local high schools bands.

Dan Pfeiffer

Dan Pfeiffer

Electronics Consultant

Dan Pfeiffer has been involved in the pageantry arts since the age of 9 and has performed with Spirit of America Band on 4 continents, 10 years of NESBA and WGI finals with Spirit Indoor, and 4 years of DCI finals at the Cadets. He has a passion for sound engineering and has been working in the industry for the past 5 years. He is currently completing a degree in Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music.

Visual

Gilles Ouellette

Gilles Ouellette

Visual Caption Manager

Gilles is the mastermind behind our drill and visual design. His genius is the driving force behind what you see in our shows every year.

Anthony Montesion

Anthony Montesion

Visual Instructor

Anthony is a Spartans alumnus. He taught Fitchburg & Nashua North HS bands, and currently teaches Shepherd Hill HS band. Anthony earned his degree from Fitchburg State, and is the Dean of Students of Sizer School.

Adam St. Jean

Adam St. Jean

Visual Instructor

Adam holds a PhD from UMass Amherst. He is an alumnus of the J's of Leominster & East Coast Jazz. He has written drill for several New England bands. Outside Spartans, Adam teaches the Mansfield HS & Gardner HS bands.

Brian Strobel

Brian Strobel

Visual Instructor

Brian marched and aged out with the Spartans. He holds a degree from WPI in addition to previously teaching the marching band there. Aside from Spartans, he also teaches the King Philip Marching Band.

Justina Patch

Justina Patch

Visual Instructor

Alumnus of the Spartans.

Administrative Intern Team

Chris Alvarez

Chris Alvarez

Job Position

Matt Vayanos

Matt Vayanos

Job Position

Board of Directors

Our directors oversee corps operations and direction. We’re blessed to have a dedicated, hard-working team of experienced professionals and educators ensuring our long-term success and growth.

Meet the Board