Kevin Shea began his drum corps career playing soprano horn with Rochester’s Grey Knight Squires in 1958, and remained with the organization for the next 10 years. He then transferred to the Rochester Crusaders, playing mellophone in the horn line for the next 15 years. He returned to drum corps activity in 1995 with Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni, playing mellophone and acting as visual designer, instructor, visual tech and drum major. In 1999, he also marched as drum major of Rochester Crusaders. Since 2000, he has been a visual tech and drum major with Empire Statesmen.