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Meet the Solaris 2017 Design Team

Anthony Parisi


Anthony has spent most of the last 20 plus years deeply involved in many aspects of the marching activity. In high school and college he marched both brass and percussion. Anthony moved on and participated in junior corps for partial seasons with both the Bluecoats and Boston Crusaders. He began his DCA career with a year in the Sunrisers and then marched for the next 8 years with the World Champion Hawthorne Caballeros playing both baritone and euphonium.


Anthony has been involved with the Tampa Bay Thunder and Sun Devils drum and Bugle Corps as both a visual and brass tech. He was also involved for several years with the WGI World Finalist Emanon Winter Guard as a visual tech/consultant. Anthony has been the Assistant Director/Drill Designer/Show Coordinator for several bands in the NY/NJ/PA area, including 4 time winner of the Yamaha Cup and Northern States/NJ Champions, Pequannock Township High School. Anthony has also worked with Riptide Indoor Percussion (RPT) Recently he was the Drill Designer for the St. Augustine Ancient City Regiment and the Oakleaf Golden Regiment.


Anthony is also currently the Corps Director for Solaris Drum and Bugle Corps. Outside the marching arena Anthony works for Expedia Local Experts as a concierge. He resides in Orlando with his wife Erin and 2 dogs. 

David Heroux


David has been the Director of Orchestra and Percussion at Indian River Charter High School in Vero Beach, FL since 2012. Here he conducts two orchestras, the percussion ensemble, and instructs music theory. He also composes and arranges pieces for their semester show programs, and is the Music Director of the yearly school musical. Mr. Heroux also serves the Vero Beach High School marching band as a Percussion Instructor. In addition to these duties, Mr. Heroux consults with and arranges for the Naples High School marching band percussion program, and performs and consults regularly in the area percussion community. 


Prior to moving to Florida in 2011, Mr. Heroux served the Goshen Community Schools music program as Percussion Director and Arranger for three years. These groups performed at the highest levels of competition at ISSMA, BOA, and the WGI Scholastic Concert World class, including a 2010 IPA Concert World State Championship. 


Mr. Heroux attended the University of Notre Dame and received a degree in Percussion Performance in 2009. He was an active member of the marching band, percussion ensemble, wind symphony, chamber orchestra, and any other group that needed a percussionist at a given time. He resides in Vero Beach with his wife Corey and their son Jack.


Adam Freeman

Adam credits a huge portion of his musical training to the marching arts. He began marching in the Hawthorne Caballeros from 2000-2003 concluding with a DCA championship in 2003. He then went on to march The Cadets from 2004-2005 winning a DCI world championship in his final marching year. Adam went on to be Assistant Caption Head with the Hawthorne Caballeros in 2006-2007, then winning three consecutive championships as a low brass technician with the Reading Buccaneers. Through these years he also spent some time on the staff of the Cadets and the Jersey Surf. In the last few seasons he has assumed the role as Brass Caption Head and Music Ensemble Supervisor with the Hawthorne Caballeros helping reestablish themselves as a top contender in DCA.

Adam is a music and visual designer for many bands including Ramsey HS, Wayne Valley HS, West Windsor-Plainsboro South HS, Hackettstown HS all in New Jersey, Williamsport HS in Pennsylvania and St. Augustine HS in Florida. He has taught and consulted bands in the Northeast most notably Mt. Olive HS, Pequannock HS and Roxbury HS. Adam was also the brass arranger for the 2014 Sun Devils Drum Corps and Solaris Drum and Bugle corps.

Adam is currently the Director of Bands at Hackettstown Middle School in northwest New Jersey. Adam graduated with honors from William Patterson University with a concentration in Euphonium performance and education certification. During his time there he was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Legion of Lows Tuba/Euphonium Quartet and was featured as a soloist with the High Mountain Symphony Orchestra. In his 8 years at Hackettstown both the high school and middle school bands have consistently received high marks and gained notoriety in the area for their performances. He currently resides in Newton, NJ

Manuel Rabell


Manny has spent the last 10 years heavily involved in winter guard. He has performing experience with Colonial HS 2007, 2008 (Scholastic A Gold medalists) Fahrenheit World 2009-2011, Orlando Visual World 2012-2014 and most recently with Pegasus World in 2015-2016. He also marched Drum corps with Spirit in 2008 and Phantom Regiment 2010.

Manny’s teaching career includes different high schools throughout the years, such as Spruce Creek HS, South Lake HS, Winter Park HS, Lake Minneola HS, Liberty HS, as well as Clear Brook HS and Klien HS in Houston, TX. He was also involved in the creative and educational team with the Sun Devils in 2014. 

Manny attended Valencia College in Orlando. He's currently employed in the banking industry.

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