Corps news and announcements
In This Edition...
• Flashy new uniforms for Vanguard Cadets and Southwind
• Several western Open Class corps conclude their tours on a strong note
• Legends and Pioneer featured by local news outlets
• Plus much more!
The free-admission “7R Family and Friends Show” will be held Sunday, July 23, at Saint Bernard High School, in Uncasville, Connecticut.
After finishing its season with a corps-best score of 59.300 in Denver, The Battalion held a friends and family potluck to close out the corps' 2017 tour.
The Blue Knights and Troopers have once again opened their “Rocky Mountain Rivalry” fundraising challenge.
The newest episode of “True Bloo” takes an in-depth look at what goes into the production and design of “Jagged Line.”
The Crusaders took part in the Arkansas Tech University Band Camps during a stop in Arkansas this week.
A new video released by The Cadets highlights the corps' impressive eight-piece vocal ensemble that has a starring role in “The Faithful, The Fallen, The Forgiven.”
The Cavaliers put out the newest episode of “Inside the Machine,” as percussionist Sean Yi asks members how they would describe the corps' “vibe.”
The Colt Cadets took part in a 50th anniversary picnic hosted by Colts alumni at Eagle Point Park this past weekend.
The Columbians completed their fifth season on the Drum Corps International Tour in Denver this past weekend.
As can be seen in this recent video, the San Antonio corps has been in high gear this week, gearing up for its hometown competition, the DCI Southwestern Championship.
Jersey Surf hosted a community performance of the corps' 2017 production “Make it Our Own” while in Oklahoma.
Legends was featured in Bristol, Virginia's Bristol Herald Courier this week.
Earlier this week, the Louisiana Stars held a special ceremony where corps members are presented with necklaces.
This week's Madison Scouts “Brotherhood” video looks at the corps' low brass section.
The Oregon Crusaders will be hosting its “OC and Me” educational clinic on July 25 to wrap up the corps' tour through Texas.
Pioneer was featured on Action 12 News in Oklahoma this week, while practicing at McDonald County High School.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Vanguard percussion caption head Paul Rennick sat down to discuss the music design of the corps' 2017 production “Ouroboros” in a recently posted episode of “SCV: Backstage.”
The Seattle Cascades Food Truck Campaign is in full gear. The period for a matching challenge of up to $15,000 has been extended, which will be doubled by some generous donors.
Having recently started its 2017 season, Southwind revealed a modern new uniform, designed by Digital PerformanceGEAR.
Spirit of Atlanta
Spirit of Atlanta posted a new video recapping its July 12 Drums Across America home show.
Despite a rainout in Casper, Wyoming, members of the Troopers ended Troopers Homecoming Week with the tradition of singing the corps' theme song with alumni.
Vanguard Cadets recently revealed a new uniform, designed by Stanbury Uniforms, that complements the corps' 2017 production “In Pieces.”
Although the Watchmen concluded their 2017 season this weekend, the corps alluded to a longer tour to come in 2018.