Corps news and announcements
A roundup of the latest news and notes from Drum Corps International's World and Open Class corps
The Academy’s audition information packets for percussion and color guard members are now available to download.
At the end of September, members of the Blue Devils organization traveled to South Africa in support of the Field Band Foundation Championships. The contingent delivered a donation of musical instruments.
Those who register before Oct. 31 can get a special discounted rate on the fee to attend the Blue Knights’ audition camps.
The Blue Stars will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2014. To kick off the milestone, the organization posted a new video featuring corps founder and DCI Hall of Fame member David Kampschroer.
Parent organization of the Cadets, Youth Education in the Arts, is looking to hire a managing director of finance and administration.
Cascades will hold an open house for prospective corps members on Nov. 16 and 17 in Bellevue, Wash.
The Cavaliers have set up several groups on Facebook for prospective members to get more information about the corps’ audition camps, arrange carpools and more.
City Sound will host a two-day audition Nov. 23 and 24 in San Pedro, Calif. Registration will begin the evening of Friday, Nov. 22. Those interested in attending should register online.
You can help the Colts receive an office makeover. The corps is one of two organizations in Dubuque to be participating in the Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest presented by RK Dixon and Premier. Do your part by voting for the corps once per day until Oct. 23.
Genesis will have representatives at several upcoming marching band shows throughout October and November in Texas to meet with students interested in joining the corps in 2014.
Gold posted a new video on Facebook featuring interviews with corps members explaining why they chose to be members of the corps.
Jersey Surf posted its complete schedule of audition and off-season rehearsal camps. The corps will kick things off Nov. 22-24 with auditions for brass, percussion, color guard and field conductors.
In addition to its regularly scheduled audition camps, the Madison Scouts will also offer brass musicians the opportunity to audition online scheduling a 15-minute session of one-on-one time with a brass and visual instructor for evaluation.
Music City recently launched an online fundraising campaign through GoFundMe.com. The corps is aiming to raise $50,000 to help the corps return to the field in 2014. Donation levels come with various “rewards,” including some that offer the opportunity for the donor to conduct the group playing its theme song, “Tennessee Waltz.”
Oregon Crusaders snare drummer Jay Reddicks has been selected as a member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.
DCI Hall of Fame member Todd Ryan will serve as a visual consultant on Pacific Crest’s 2014 instructional staff.
Audition information and materials for brass and percussion players are now available for download from Pioneer.
Raiders’ technique and audition information packet for battery percussionists is now available for download.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Santa Clara Vanguard posted updates to its 2014 audition schedule. Battery percussionists now have the opportunity to audition Sunday, Dec. 1 in Indianapolis.