Performance Specialist, The Cadets
Tom Andrews has been involved with pageantry arts most of his life. As the Director of the San Jose Raiders he guided the organization to six world class championships and numerous medals in the independent classes. During his 25 years with the Raiders, Tom developed a series of improvisational workshops and theater games for the pageantry arts. His games and pre-show warm-ups are widely used throughout the community. His classes and direction have helped bring pageantry closer to legitimate theater.
Tom has been on the staff of the Santa Clara Vanguard as well as the program coordinator for The Spirit of Atlanta. He’s worked with numerous marching bands and winter color guards throughout the west coast. His judging experience has included DCI, WBA, as well as several winter guard circuits in the state of California.
Tom’s day job is as a public-school teacher. For the past 27 years, he has taught math on the east side of San Jose. He has brought his knowledge and expertise in improvisational workshops to after-school programs and teacher development.