Daquan Sessoms

Battery Coordinator

Daquan Sessoms is excited to return to the ID family for the 2023 season! Taking the mantle as our Battery Coordinator/Caption head, Daquan is an educator based in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He has been involved in teaching the marching arts since his graduation in 2013.

He returned to assist his high school marching band as a full battery technician(2013-15). He then stepped up to become the caption head for The Elizabeth Highschool Marching band(2016- present). He currently arranges the music and instructs full time for EHSMB who have garnered 3 back-to-back national and state championships along with an undefeated season in 2019. Daquan has also been a part of the Highland Regiment DCA corps as a full Battery Tech in 2018 and returned in 2019 as their Battery Caption head and arranger. He went on to join the ID team as a quad technician. This will be his second year as the battery caption head!

As a performer, Daquan has marched with his high school marching band since the 7th grade for a full 6 years at Elizabeth(2007-2013). He has also marched Quads for Bushwhackers of Princeton NJ(2013) as well as being the Hawthorne Caballeros section leader (2017)!

The leadership of Imperial Dynasty aim to create an environment that fosters personal and professional growth where each member is set to achieve their best and beyond!

Nick Mullen

Front Ensemble Coordinator

Nick Mullen is a well-versed percussionist, educator, arranger, and composer, specializing in jazz, rudimental, and contemporary percussion performance practices. Dedicated to the marching arts and pageantry scene, he has performed with a diverse host of ensembles within the DCA, DCI, and WGI circuits, including: Penn State University Indoor Drumline, Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, George Mason University Indoor Drumline, and the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. During his time as a performer, he has won a gold medal in WGI’s Independent Open Class with George Mason, as well as a gold medal in DCA open class with the Reading Buccaneers.

As an educator, Nick has worked with multiple programs within the Mid-Atlantic region and abroad, both as a clinician and full time educator. Notable programs include: Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps (Camden, NJ) George Mason University Indoor Percussion (Fairfax, VA), The Towson University Marching Band (Towson, MD), Imperial Dynasty Indoor Percussion (Wilmington, DE), Aftermath Percussion (Ambler, PA), Unionville High School (Kennett Square, PA), Lake Howell High School (Winter Park, FL), and Governor Thomas Johnson High School (Frederick, MD). Nick carries a B.A in Jazz Studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is a proud member of the Vic Firth, Zildjian, and Mike Balter education team.

Aaron Alcine

Visual Coordinator

Imperial Dynasty is happy to introduce Aaron Alcine as the Visual Coordinator for the 2023 season.

Aaron has extensive experience in the marching arts, performing and teaching with many ensembles including The Bushwhackers, United Percussion, George Mason University and Carolina Crown where he has had the opportunity to work with some of the best marching arts educators on the east coast. Aside from being an educator, Aaron is an active arranger for a handful of bands in the northern region of New Jersey, writing winds, percussion and sound design. Aaron currently holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Rutgers University and works as an elementary school band director in the Rahway, New Jersey school district.

Aaron is excited to join the team at Imperial Dynasty and offer his time towards the program!