Kevin Kirby Jr. – Visual Tech
“Kirby” has been a part of the Caballeros since 2012. He marched as a tuba player from 2012- 2015.
In 2016 he was brought onto the visual team as a tech until in 2019 he became the visual caption head, with his final year in that role being in 2021.
Kirby has been a long time visual tech in the Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland area for over 15 years. He’s thrilled to continue to be a part of the visual staff at Cabs as they continue to strive for perfection in technique while committing to putting on a great show for fans.
Mark Fisher – Visual Tech
Returning for his second year on staff, Mark looks to bring his passion back to the visual program in 2022. A former hornline captain, Mark has marched trumpet with the Caballeros for the 2007, 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons. Aside from his DCA experience, he has marched DCI with the Cadets as well as the Boston Crusaders.
Over the years he has taught several high school marching bands, most notably with the role of Visual Caption Head for North Plainfield and Elizabeth high schools. Outside of the drum corps world, Mark is employed as a software engineer and enjoys several hobbies such as sports, kayaking, hiking and everything else outdoors.
Bruno Mayoria – Visual Tech
Bruno is returning to the Caballeros visual staff for his fourth year. He started his marching career at Elizabeth High School in 2005. The subsequent summer was his inaugural year of drum corps at the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps. He marched 2006-2010 on both mellophone and trumpet. Bruno is currently a music educator in northern New Jersey.
He has been working with the Pequannock Township High School Marching Band, where he has been Assistant Band Director for the past five years. During his tenure, the marching band has won Best Visual in a majority of their State and National Championships within the US Bands Circuit. He has also served as a Mellophone Tech at the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps from 2014-2015.
Quamel Francis – Visual Tech
Quamel is excited to be returning to the visual staff for his 2nd season! Having first joined The Caballeros as a baritone player in 2012, Quamel’s continued growth allowed him to serve as a section leader and horn sergeant for the corps. He is excited to bring his knowledge and skill set to the other side of the field!
He currently teaches Marching and Movement with The Marple Newtown High School Marching Band, as well as their Indoor Color Guard.
Ray Gatchalian – Visual Tech
A native of central New Jersey, Ray Gatchalian has a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Ray’s marching and music career started in 2009 with the Immaculata High School Marching Band. He has then performed with the Rutgers University Marching Band on tuba, as drum major, and as the field major. Raymond’s drum corps experience began on contra with the Bushwackers and continued with Carolina Crown. Most recently, and most proudly, Ray was a marching member of the Hawthorne Caballeros in 2021.
Raymond’s teaching experience includes local schools such as Immaculata High School, Ramsey High School, Franklin High School, and Rutgers University where he was a field technician. In 2017 and 2018, Ray was on staff for the Hawthorne Caballeros where he was a visual technician and the tuba technician. Since then, Ray has travelled and taught high school marching bands, university marching bands, and university indoor winds programs, most notably with Keiser University and Augustana University. Ray is excited to rejoin the Caballeros staff and looks forward to a great season!
Nick Franck – Visual Tech
Nicholas Franck is excited to return to the Hawthorne Caballeros Visual Staff for the 2022 season!
A graduate of Towson University, Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, with trumpet being his primary instrument.
Currently, Nick is a music educator with Anne Arundel County Public Schools. He teaches beginning band at Waugh Chapel Elementary, South Shore Elementary, and Shipley’s Choice Elementary, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In addition to his work in AACPS, Nick is also a member of the education staff of the Stevenson University Marching Band. At the SUMB, Nick primarily works with the trumpets and mellophones.
As a drum corps performer, Nick began his marching career with Cadets2 in the summer of 2013. The following year, Nick went on to perform with The Cadets, where he marched for a total of four seasons (2014-2017), until his age-out in 2017.
Prior to joining the Caballeros visual team, Nick served on staff with Cadets2 and The Cadets. In addition to his work with the Caballeros, Nick is also currently serving on the brass team with Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps.
Nick cannot wait for another exciting, productive, and successful season!