The Marching Arts Forum Team

         Hunter Bown                         Caitlin Hall

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Hunter Bown, a native of Houma, Louisiana, is currently an assistant band director at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth, TX, where he assists with the marching and concert ensembles and also teaches AP Music Theory. He received his formal training from University of North Texas, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in music education – trumpet. At North Texas, he spent the 2012 and 2013 Fall seasons as a drum major of the UNT Green Brigade, receiving the Bandsman of the Year Award and the Leadership Award for the 2013 season.

An advocate of advancing the marching arts, he founded the University of North Texas Marching Arts Forum, a group of about forty students that meet with the intent of spreading knowledge about the activity to all interested. The group has since spread across the country to form multiple chapters. He served as Drum Major of Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012 and Drum Major of the DCI World Champions Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013 to 2015.

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Caitlin Hall, a native of Austin, TX, began her high school career at Cedar Park High School before opening Vandegrift High School as their first drum major. She received her bachelor degree from the University of North Texas, graduating Magna Cum Laude and with Distinguished Honors. During college, she spent her time as drum major of the UNT Green Brigade, a field technician at Marcus High School and Reedy High School, and an active volunteer at Bands of America events. She served as drum major of Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps beginning the summer of 2013 and aged out in 2016.

Ms. Hall’s professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association.

When not at school, Ms. Hall enjoys spending time with her three dogs – Darby, Tigger, and Jupiter.

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