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Visual Staff

Visual Designer - Ron Hardin

Visual Caption Head - Joshua Pier

Visual Technician - Kim Gorey

Visual Technician - Missy Morrison

Visual Technician - Cetch Waters

Visual Technician - Steven C I Wright


Ron Hardin
Visual Designer

Bio coming soon


Joshua Pier
Visual Caption Head

Joshua Pier lives in La Mirada, CA and has been involved in the marching music activity for over 16 years. He began playing the tuba in high school which led him to perform with the Pasadena City College Honor Band in the Rose Parade from 2000 to 2002. He then went on to march with the Santa Clara Vanguard from 2004 to 2006.

Since then, Joshua has worked with many different organizations as a Visual Tech and Visual Caption Head. He is currently the Visual Caption Head at El Dorado, La Mirada, and La Serna High School, and designs the drill for La Mirada and La Serna High School. He is also a visual tech for Crescenta Valley High School and Trabuco Hills High School, who was just named Champion at the WBA Grand Championships in Fresno, CA.

Joshua also works with the indoor percussion ensembles at La Serna High School and Rancho Starbuck Intermediate School as a show designer, and will be the show designer for the La Mirada High School Winterguard.

In the Drum Corps world, Joshua was a Visual Tech for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets in 2009 before moving on to work with Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010 to 2012.

This is Joshua's 4th season with Pioneer and first as Visual Caption Head.


Kim Gorey
Visual Technician

Kim has been involved in the Pioneer organization since 2010 and is excited to return for another summer! After aging out in 2012, she has assisted during the corps' spring training. She holds Video Production and Communication Studies degrees from Ohio University. She graduated after performing across the country with their marching band in events such as the Tournament of Roses Parade, bowl games, and NFL halftimes. Kim is an alumna of Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority. She has also assisted in developing the corps' social media presence. She meanders around the country but calls Chicago home.


Missy Morrison
Visual Technician

Missy Morrison is 22 years old and is from Atlanta, GA. She is currently a senior at the University of Delaware pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering. She has been involved in the marching arts for 8 years. She was most recently a member of the UD Fightin' Blue Hen Marching Band, where she served as one of the drill coordinators and as the trumpet section leader.

She started her drum corps career marching in 2012 with Cadets2 in DCA. She spent the next two summers marching with the Spirit of Atlanta. In 2014 for her ageout year, she received the award for Most Outstanding Member for the hornline.

Missy is very excited to join the visual staff for 2015.


Cetch Waters
Visual Technician

Cetch currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University studying trumpet under Rex Richardson while perusing a Bachelors in Music Education. He begun his Drum Corp career at Carolina Crown in 2011 and marched for four years just recently aging out in 2014. He currently serves as the Visual Coordinator for the Powhatan High School Marching Band and Powhatan Indoor Drumline. He also enjoys consulting and giving clinics around the Richmond-Metro area. In October of 2014 he was privileged to attend the 25th Annual Takasaki Marching Festival and the Chiba Autumn Marching Festival in Japan with a selected reduced ensemble of Carolina Crown. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, riding horses, and team roping.


Steven C I Wright
Visual Technician

Steven is 22 years old and is from Sheffield, England. He attended the Sheffield College of Music from 2008 to 2011 studying and earning a Bachelors in Music Technology and Film Production. He is a Pioneer alumnus, having marched for three years on soprano. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons Steven was the Brass Sergeant for the corps, as well as a soloist. During the 2013 season he will be teaching both brass and visual throughout the season, as well as assisting with other duties around the corps.

Steven began his drum corps experience at the age of 10 where he played with corps called Concord and marched with them for 9 years. During his time with Concord he has won 4 DCUK titles, came 21st in the World Show Band Championship, won DCUK I&E competitions and has toured Europe. Once he had finished competing in 2009 he then turned his attention to teaching and helped form a junior corps called Concord Allstars. With the Allstars Steven has written and co ordinated the shows since their very first season of competition and in doing so helped them to a second place finish in 2012. He has helped with many different aspects of the corps from helping teaching brass & drums, going to local schools to help with recruitment and general week to week background work.

As well as his drum corps background Steven has played in many different ensembles which includes; Big Band, Jazz Combos, Musicals, Wind Orchestras, Funk/Ska Bands, Ceremonial Fanfare Teams & Brass Bands.