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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.

7th Regiment

Those interested in joining 7th Regiment can attend the corps’ open house on Sunday, Dec. 2 in New Bedford, Mass. The group will meet again on Sunday, Dec. 9 in Wethersfield, Conn.


Blue Devils

For the holidays, Blue Devils is offering free U.S. shipping on orders until Dec. 20.

Blue Knights

The Blue Knights are taking part in the Community First Foundation’s Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 4. Support the corps with an online donation on this day set aside to support Colorado nonprofits.

Boston Crusaders

Boston Crusaders reported that more than 250 prospective members attended its audition camp last weekend in Bradenton, Fla. Read a full report of the weekend activities on the corps’ website.

The Cadets

The Cadets will announce the musical selections for its 2013 production “Both Sides Now” on Sunday, Dec. 2 following the corps’ audition camp in Woodstown, N.J.

Carolina Crown

Michael Rosales will serve as a choreographer with Caorlina Crown in 2013. "The opportunity to have Michael work with the team fits right into the organization’s goals of developing excellence in both program design and performance," Executive Director Jim Coates said.


Brass audition materials for the Cascades are now available for download on the corps’ website.

The Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are offering free U.S. shipping on any merchandise orders over $30 through December 19.

City Sound

City Sound’s drum line recently appeared on an episode of the Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up.” Watch the clip on YouTube.


Check out a list of award winners recognized at the Colts’ annual awards banquet hosted last weekend in Dubuque, Iowa.

Colt Cadets

Colt Cadets announced its 2013 design team and staff caption heads. Leading the team will be Program Coordinator Andrew Eaton.


Genesis’ 2013 production “mOZaic," will pay tribute to L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The corps posted to its website: “’mOZaic’ will be a show designed and based around the World of OZ. From the colors to the characters to the many various stories that exist, the world of OZ is a true mosaic all of its own.”


Gold posted a list of its 2013 audition dates and locations which the corps will kick off on Sunday, Dec. 16 in Orange County, Calif.


Impulse will host its annual workshops and auditions Dec. 2 and Dec. 14 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Brass, percussion and color guard students are invited to attend.

Jersey Surf

Jersey Surf announced the members of its 2013 brass instructional team who will be led by Caption Head Tim “Shorty” Bartholomew.


You can save $25 on the cost of auditioning for Legends by registering for the corps’ December camp by Friday, Nov. 30.


Mandarins published its roster of 2013 percussion staff members. “This staff has been put together with the mindset of taking the Mandarins percussion to the next level,” Caption Head Robert Bowen said.

Oregon Crusaders

Oregon Crusaders’ 2013 production will be titled “My Heart, My Battle, My Soul.” The corps reports the show will be “a story of love, loss and longing set in the south.”

Pacific Crest

Pacific Crest will host its December Experience and Audition Camps at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, Calif., Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16. Advance online registration is still being accepted on the corps’ website.

Phantom Regiment

Phantom Regiment posted a huge gallery of photos shot at the corps’ brass and conductor auditions last weekend in Beloit, Wis.


Pioneer is participating in the CITGO Fueling Good campaign, which will award $120,000 in gas prizes to worthy organizations. You can help the corps by voting on the Fueling Good website. The campaign runs through Nov. 28.

Racine Scouts

Bill Clark will serve as program coordinator for the Racine Scouts’ 2013 season. "Mr. Clark has an extensive drum corps background and brings a wealth of management and educational expertise to our organization," CEO Dr. Randall Chaffee said. The corps will hold its first rehearsal camp of the year the weekend of January 11 in Cudahy, Wis.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard will host a one-day audition for prospective brass players and snare, tenor and bass drummers on Saturday, Dec. 8 in the St. Louis area.

Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets

Vanguard Cadets staff members will host free educational workshops for brass students in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Dec. 2 and again on Sunday, Dec. 9.


Spartans will host an open house on Sunday, Dec. 2 in Nashua, N.H. for brass and percussion students. A parent meeting at 10:30 a.m. will give new member families an introduction to the corps.

Spirit of Atlanta

Spirit of Atlanta will get its audition season underway with a rehearsal camp this weekend, Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Douglasville, Ga.

Spirit of New Jersey

Spirit of New Jersey will host an open house for prospective corps members on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Queen of Angels Church in Newark, N.J. All are welcome and no experience is necessary to attend. The organization also announced that it has appointed Harold Wright as executive director, Isaac Holiday as director and Melaine Condran as assistant director.


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