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Jeffrey Welsh
Color Guard Director

Jeff Welsh played saxophone in middle and high school band and began his career in color guard at the University of Florida. While at UF, he was a member of the Gator Band Color Guard rifle line, served as a drum major with the UF Gator Band and also marched with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard. After graduating from college he became the Color Guard Director of the UF Gator Band and Buchholz HS, and was the director/designer for the Florida Visual Ensemble and XPOZ-A Winter Guard.

Mr. Welsh was the resident director/designer of the Tate HS Chaparrals from 1995-2001, the Choctawhatchee Color Guard from 2002-2005 and the Crestview HS Color Guard from 1998-2011. Mr. Welsh has designed for all three WGI scholastic classes and the Independent A and Open classes. His color guards have been WGI finalists 19 times. As a designer, Mr. Welsh has also written marching band drill for band programs such as the University of Florida, Buchholz HS, Crestview HS, Tate HS, Choctawhatchee HS, Lakeland HS, Haines City HS, and South Fork HS.

Mr. Welsh began judging in the Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit (FFCC) in 1988 and began serving as a WGI national level adjudicator in 1990. He has also adjudicated color guards for Florida Marching Band Championship (FMBC) finals, the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC) Championships and the Southern Association for Performing Arts (SAPA) Circuit based out of Atlanta.

Mr. Welsh holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Florida and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida.

Brooke Jendrusik
Color Guard & Dance Instructor

Brooke Jendrusik has studied dance for the last 24 years. She is a 2011 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Dance Performance and a minor in Vocal Music Performance. She has studied all styles of dance and classical music. While in college she was also a member of an elite collegiate ensemble, The Ball State University Singers, where she was a singer/dancer for 4 years and dance captain/choreographer for 3 years. She has choreographed for show choirs in Ohio and Indiana for 7 years and has had her choreography featured on The Today Show, The World Choir Games, and across the Midwest. Before moving to Sebastian she was a dance instructor in Ohio. She presently owns The Brooke Alise Dance Company in Sebastian teaching ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, and broadway to dancers of all ages.

Jim Alexander
Staff Member

Jim Alexander will be beginning his second year working with the Sebastian River High School Band program. Mr. Alexander began teaching and performing in Indian River County in 2011 after earning a Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Jazz studies from The Florida State University. During his time at FSU, he was a member of the Marching Chiefs, where he served as a row leader and staff member. Mr. Alexander performed with several performing groups on and off campus in the Tallahassee area. Mr. Alexander worked as an elementary music teacher in St. Lucie County prior to becoming the Chorus Director at Gifford Middle School. He currently instructs private lessons and performs regularly with groups in the treasure coast area.

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