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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

7th Regiment will perform its 2013 production, "Luminous," in exhibition at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 21 at the New London High School football stadium in Connecticut.


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Blue Devils

Get the scoop on everything about the Blue Devils’ tour by watching "Inside BD 360," a web series available to all who subscribe to the BD Mediabox.


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Bluecoats

Enjoy dinner with the Bluecoats at the 2013 Kickoff Tailgate Party, held just before the Innovations in Brass DCI Tour event on June 22 in Akron, Ohio. Tickets, which include the cost of a meal, are available online.


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Boston Crusaders

The Boston Crusaders held their annual Spring Fling celebration for family, friends, and alumni to gather and celebrate the conclusion of the corps’ spring training rehearsals. Some 350 attendees gathered at the IBEW Hall in Dorchester, Mass., to send the corps off on its 2013 summer tour. Check out this highlights video from the event.


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The Cadets

Cadets Director George Hopkins published a complete synopsis of each movement of his corps’ 2013 production “Side By Side” and all it encompasses.


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Cascades

Cascades will host educational drum corps clinics to teach students new techniques and rehearsal strategies in Renton, Wash. on June 29, and Kuna, Idaho on July 2.


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The Cavaliers

The Cavaliers announced that they will be featured artists at the 2013 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis this November.


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Coastal Surge

Coastal Surge’s first public performance of their 2013 production “Into the Storm,” will take place on Saturday, June 22 at 6 p.m. ET. Lake View High School in South Carolina will host the event. Admission is free.


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Colts

The Colts and Colt Cadets will host their 2013 Summer Premiere, on Saturday, June 22 at Loras College in the corps’ hometown of Dubuque, Iowa. There will be a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


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The Columbians

The Friends of the Columbians Drum Corps will host a live benefit concert with the Columbia Basin Jazz Orchestra on June 26 at 7 p.m. PT in Richland, Wash. Funds raised will support the drum corps.


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Crossmen

Follow the Crossmen tour blog to read an insider’s perspective on every stop the corps makes during its 2013 summer tour.


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Gold

Gold will host a preview performance on Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m. PT in St. John Bosco High School Stadium in Bellflower, Calif. Ice cream will be served.


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Mandarins

It’s still not too late to join a drum corps this summer! Mandarins has positions open in its color guard section for the 2013 season. Contact the corps for more details.


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Oregon Crusaders

The Oregon Crusaders will host a free performance event, the Pioneer Courthouse Square Concert, on June 25 in Portland, Ore.


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Phantom Regiment

The Phantom Regiment Alumni Association will hold its annual homecoming alumni event on June 22 at 5:45 p.m. CT in Rockford, Ill.


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Racine Scouts

Racine Scouts are proud to announce that they will rejoin the DCI Tour in 2013. The corps will perform in exhibition prior to July 4th, and will begin competing in Whitewater, Wis. on July 5 through the World Championships in August.


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Raiders

Raiders ask friends, alumni, and fans to pick one pre-planned dinner to sponsor through its 2013 Tour Meal Sponsorship Program.


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Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard is holding an Instagram photo contest to give away four pairs of tickets to the DCI Tour event in Santa Clara, Calif. on June 24. More information can be found on the corps’ Facebook page.


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Spartans

Spartans will make their first public performance of 2013 with the Symphony New Hampshire Brass at Stellos Stadium in Nashua, N.H., Saturday, June 22.


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Troopers

Troopers have posted an urgent call for van drivers to assist the corps during several sections of its 2013 tour. A commercial license is not required.


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