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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






Blue Knights

Blue Knights posted a video recap of their February rehearsal camp on YouTube.


YouTube.com



Blue Stars

Blue Stars are mourning the loss of Pierre Beelendorf, a former soprano player and staff member of the corps in the 1970s and ‘80s.


BlueStars.org



Bluecoats

Bluecoats are lining up buyers for its pre-owned brass and percussion instruments. Delivery of the equipment, which will be used by the corps during its 2013 summer season, will be available toward the end of August.


Bluecoats.com



The Cadets

Youth Education in the Arts, the parent organization of the Cadets, is searching for a full-time bookkeeper to work in its Allentown, Pa., headquarters.


YEA.org



Cascades

Cascades will be recruiting at the NWPA Winter Guard Competition at Olympic High School in Bremerton, Wash., on Saturday, Feb. 23.


CascadesDrumCorps.org



The Cavaliers

The Cavaliers recently held their February rehearsal camp in Rosemont, Ill. "The brass and percussion are reading an entire draft of the whole show,” brass arranger Drew Shanefield said. Check out a video with highlights from the camp on the corps’ website.


Cavaliers.org



Colt Cadets

The Colt Cadets will hold their second rehearsal of the year coming up this Sunday, Feb. 24, in Dubuque, Iowa. The rehearsal is free and open to any middle or high school students at any skill level.


Colts.org



Crossmen

The Crossmen are organizing DrumLine Battle competitions for this June in San Antonio and Dallas. Check out all the details and how you can get involved on the corps’ website.


Crossmen.org



Gold

The location of Gold’s open rehearsal for brass students on Sunday, Feb. 24, has been moved to Los Angeles County at Bellflower (Calif.) High School.


GoldDrumCorps.org



Impulse

Impulse will hold a meeting for parents about fundraising during its rehearsal on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Marina High School.


ImpulseYouthARts.org



Jersey Surf

It may be cold outside, but warm up with the Jersey Surf in the latest video posted to the corps’ YouTube channel.


YouTube.com



Madison Scouts

The Madison Scouts are looking for individuals to join their summer management team. Positions include equipment manager, food operations manager, athletic trainer and internships. The corps will begin interviewing candidates during its February and March rehearsal camps.


MadisonScouts.org



Pacific Crest

Pacific Crest will be hosting a dinner and casino night event Friday, May 24, in Diamond Bar, Calif. The event will be in celebration of the corps’ 20th anniversary.


Pacific-Crest.org



Phantom Regiment

PayPal and Google Wallet are now accepted as forms of payment in Phantom Regiment’s online store.


Regiment.org



Pioneer

Pioneer still has open positions in its front ensemble, color guard, trumpet and mellophone sections. The corps’ next rehearsal is March 8-10 in Cudahy, Wis.


Pioneer-Corps.org



Raiders

Jack Kaplan will return to lead the Raiders as drum major during the corps’ 2013 summer season. “Coming back from both my rookie season with the Raiders and in drum corps in general, I am really looking forward to the weeks ahead and cannot wait for the competitive part of the season to begin," Kaplan said.


RaidersDBC.org



Santa Clara Vanguard

New content has been posted to Santa Clara Vanguard’s media platform SCV-TV. A $9 annual subscription will give you access to all of the videos.


SCVanguard.org



Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets

Support the Vanguard Cadets at the group’s monthly fundraiser at the Steven's Creek Round Table Pizzeria in San Jose, Calif. The last Wednesday of each month, 15 percent of your dine-in or takeout order will go back to the corps.


SCVanguard.org