Dan Hoffman is a marching arts visual educator and drill writer based out of Mesa, AZ. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Dan graduated from the University of Rochester in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Minor in Dance. His education is supplemented by ample performance experience, including three seasons as a contra player with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps.
As an educator, Dan began his career as a marching band visual technician with his alma mater West Genesee High School in Camillus, NY. He then served as the drill writer and visual caption head for the Medford High School Marching Band in Medford, MA, from 2016-2018. During that time period, he was also a visual technician with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps.
Since moving to Arizona in 2018, Dan has assumed the role of visual caption head with the Highland High School Marching Band. He also serves as a visual technician with the Casa Grande Union High School marching band and indoor percussion, with Breakthrough Indoor Percussion, and with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.