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Corps news and announcements

A roundup of the latest news and notes from Drum Corps International's World and Open Class corps

The Academy

The Academy posted additional details about its 2013 production, “Pianoman,” which will feature 20th century music from the likes of Kurt Weill, Albert Dietrich and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Blue Devils B

Drum major auditions will be held during Blue Devils B’s rehearsal on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Concord, Calif.

Blue Knights

Check out highlights from the Blue Knights’ January rehearsal camp in a new video posted to the corps’ YouTube channel.

Blue Stars

Blue Stars revealed the title of their 2013 production, “Voodoo.” You can download promotional graphics for your computer and Facebook page on the corps’ website.


The annual meeting of the Bluecoats Board of Directors will take place Sunday, Feb. 17 in North Canton, Ohio.

The Cadets

Second-year Cadets mellophone player Robert Machado strapped a camera to his chest for the duration of the corps’ January rehearsal camp. Check out his unique point-of-view video on YouTube.


Cascades named the members of their 2013 color guard staff. "This group of instructors brings the perfect mix of energy and experience to the Cascades,” Caption Head Jon Brown said.

The Cavaliers

The Cavaliers launched a new on-demand media center that includes pay-per-download access to a variety of instructional, performance and behind-the-scenes videos of the corps.


Genesis bolstered its design staff with the addition of Mike Huestis. He will serve as front ensemble designer and percussion consultant.

Jersey Surf

Check out Jersey Surf’s latest “Board Shorts” episode where dance instructors teach the corps’ brass section a few new moves.

Music City

Check out scenes from Music City’s January rehearsal camp in a new photo gallery on the corps’ Facebook page.

Oregon Crusaders

Oregon Crusaders’ new video, “Who We Are,” features interviews with corps members and staff. Check it out on Facebook.

Pacific Crest

Pacific Crest will continue to audition corps members during its February 9-10 rehearsal camp at Diamond Bar High School in Southern California.


Spartans will hold a rehearsal for brass and percussion members this Sunday, Feb. 3 in Nashua, N.H. Any new members who have not yet auditioned for the corps are invited to attend.


Troopers gave their website a facelift and are asking fans to “stay tuned for some exciting news!”


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