Dustin Ferguson currently serves as the Assistant Director of Bands at Park Vista Community High School, where he teaches concert bands, jazz band, various keyboard classes, and also assists with the Park Vista Performers.
Prior to coming to Park Vista, Dustin was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Florida, where he received his Masters of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting. During his time at UF he managed equipment logistics, was a frequent guest conductor of Symphonic Band and Concert Bands, mentored undergraduate conducting students, was the Assistant Director of the Basketball Pep Band, and was on marching band staff with the Sudler Award winning Gator Marching Band. Apart from the University of Florida, Mr. Ferguson is a saxophone instructor at multiple Central Florida Schools, as well as a private instructor.
Mr. Ferguson received his Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Florida in 2016. He served as a Drum Major for Gator Band while having an active role in the Jazz program under Scott Wilson, playing with artists such as Kevin Hicks, Wycliffe Gordon, Bobby Sheu, Dave Becker, Tom Hurst, and Clyde Conner. He has performed internationally as a saxophonist in Europe as a soloist and as a part of the American Chamber Winds, as well as locally with swing bands and quartets. Mr. Ferguson’s primary conducting influences are Dr. David Waybright, Dr. Michael Butler, and Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger. Mr. Ferguson has also participated in conducting symposiums with Dr. Kevin Sedatole, Professor Jerry Junkin, Dr. Joseph Hermann, Dr. Stephen Peterson, and Dr. Rodney Dorsey. Mr. Ferguson has recorded two albums, one as the lead saxophone with the UF Big Band and baritone saxophone with the American Chamber Winds. Mr. Ferguson has served internships with Monique McIntyre at Indian Trails Middle and Shawn Barat at Buchholz High School, as well as interned with Gary Smith of Smith Walbridge Clinics in Illinois.
Mr. Ferguson’s professional affiliations include National Association for Music Education, Florida Music Education Association, and the Florida Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Adam Sage is an active choreographer, designer, and adjudicator in the pageantry arts. Adam has worked with numerous programs in the southeast including Tarpon Springs High School, East Lake High School, Seminole High School (1993 WGI A class Bronze medalists), Clearwater High School, Kell High School and Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia. Pope High School was the 2000 WGI Open class Silver medalists and the 2002 WGI World class Bronze medalists. Kell High School was the 2005 WGI A class Silver medalist. In addition, Adam also designed for Spanish River High School Winter Guard in Boca Raton, Florida (2009 Winter Guard International Scholastic A Silver medalists).Adam’s drum corps experience includes being a performing member of the Suncoast Sound from 1988 to 1989, and The Cadets of Bergen County from 1990 to 1991. He was the caption head for the Magic of Orlando from 1992 to 1993; caption head for the Crossmen from 1994 to 1995. Adam then spent 1996 through 2002 working with the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Sage was also the caption head and designer for the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2003 and 2004. 2005 through 2008, he spent with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as their caption head and designer. 2009-2011, he was the caption supervisor and designer with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. Adam was the color guard caption head and designer for the Madison Scouts from 2012-2014. Adam is also actively involved with Winter Guard International (WGI). He was the director of The Company Colour Guard from Tampa Bay, Florida from 1995 to 1999. The Company was a two time WGI World Champion in the A (1995) class and Open (1996) class. He was also the director of the Phantom Regiment Winter Guard in 2007 and 2008 and CrownGUARD in 2009 and 2010. Sage was also a member of the Emerald Marquis Winter Guard from 1990 to 1991. Most recently, Adam Sage was the director and designer for the Kennesaw Mountain High School Color Guard in Kennesaw, Georgia 2003-present (2004 Winter Guard International Scholastic A World Champions, 2005 Winter Guard International Scholastic Open World Champions, 2006 Winter Guard International Scholastic World Class finalists, and the 2013 Winter Guard International Scholastic Open Bronze Medalists); and designer for the 2015 Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. Currently, he is the artistic director and choreographer for the Yokohama Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in Yokohama, Japan, and artistic director, choreographer, and color guard co-director at Park Vista High School (FL). Park Vista was recently named the 2018 Winter Guard International Scholastic Open Champions. He is also a consultant and choreographer for the Brazilian Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Adam Sage is a choreographer and program consultant for Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps and the artistic director for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps. Adam is an adjudicator internationally as well as for Bands Of America and Winter Guard International. When he is not teaching color guard, Adam is a third grade teacher in Parkland, Florida where he resides.