Jeff Sacktig brings 30 plus years of drum corps experience to Crown as a performer and visual designer. Having spent 29 years with The Cadets Organization, Jeff was a soprano player from 1986 to 1989. He joined The Cadets Visual Staff in 1990 and in 1995 he became the Visual Designer, holding that position for 20 years from 1995 to 2001 and from 2003 to the 2015. Jeff was a part of 7 DCI World Championship titles and numerous medalist placements.
Jeff’s drill often involves large, sweeping curvilinear forms. He prefers a faster, riskier style with many exposed block rotations and pass-throughs. He has been a leader in drill design, known to “push the envelope,” leading to his 2015 induction into the DCI Hall of Fame and 2008 induction into The Cadets Hall of Fame.
While known primarily for his drill writing for The Cadets, other DCI corps he has worked with include the Crossmen, Magic of Orlando and Capital Regiment. His expertise and leadership has been seen in the Drum Corps Associates circuit as well. He is currently the Visual Designer for Cadets², a position he has held since 2012 when the group was founded. Internationally, Jeff is the visual designer the Drum Corps Japan Champion Yokohama Scouts.
Jeff is also an active designer for indoor percussion, winter guard and marching band. He has spent 12 years as the visual designer for the 4-time WGI World Class Gold Medalist Dartmouth High School Indoor Percussion. Dartmouth’s full production value from concept, set design, costuming, musical/visual expression of composition has helped shaped the way for the indoor percussion arts. Other percussion groups Jeff has designed for include Cadets Winter Percussion, United Percussion, East Side Fury, Odyssey, First Degree, Forsyth Central High School and Kennesaw Mt. High School.
Some of Jeff’s winter guard design credits include Emerald Marquis, Black Watch, Crimson Kings, St. John’s Productions, Lassiter High School, Salem Blue and Apex.
Jeff has designed numerous marching band shows since 1990. Some highlights include Texas State Champion Vandegrift High School, US Bands Champion Dartmouth High School, BOA Finalists Seminole and Pomona High School, BOA Regional Finalists Vandegrift High School, Wakeland High School, Castle High School, Kiski High School, McEachern High School, Fayette County High School and TOB Champion Pocono Mt. High School.