Rodney Thomas named Assistant Director


One of the activity’s most vibrant and capable voices has been named Assistant Director of Fusion World.  Rodney Thomas has been a staff member; formerly show designer of the Fusion Winter Guard program for the last 5 years and is excited to join the ranks among the program’s leadership and administration.

“Rodney’s passion for the activity is infectious,” says Rob Watson, Executive Director of Fusion Winter Guard.  “He is well-respected as a thoughtful, wildly talented designer whose leadership will be a model for our young performers and the communities we serve.”

Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York, Rodney has been involved in the marching arts activity for nearly two decades — marching in elite programs such as The Cadets, Alter Ego and The Light Brigade Winter Guard and designing and instructing with programs like Emanon World and our own Fusion Winter Guard.  

“I am overly excited to begin our journey towards the 2023 season and share our philosophies with those we excite and entertain each year,” says Thomas.  “The Fusion Winter Guard organization is more than just a team of talented individuals that get together each weekend — it’s an environment that challenges our performer’s minds and abilities and pushes them to achieve goals they never thought were possible.”

Fusion Winter Guard’s executive leadership team is managed by a board of directors with Fusion creator, Ed Bopp as Board President.  Rob Watson will continue to serve as the guard’s Executive Director and Thomas will join as Assistant Director.  “There are far too few black voices in our community and Rodney’s focus on leadership and inclusion will serve to unite and motivate the diverse team that make up Fusion,” says Watson. 

Please join Fusion Winter Guard in congratulating Rodney on this well-earned achievement.