Corps news and announcements
A number of Drum Corps International's World and Open Class corps including the Blue Knights, City Sound, Mandarins, Music City, Raiders and Spartans are currently vying for money as part of the Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook. Your votes can help these groups share in $5 million worth of grants. Find direct links to each of these corps' voting pages and additional information on DCI.org.
7th Regiment will host its annual awards banquet on Sunday, Oct. 28 in New London, Conn.
Over Labor Day Weekend 93 members of the Blue Devils and staff traveled to Guatemala for educational clinics and performances as part of the Guatemala Marching Band Championships. View photos from the trip and more on the Blue Devils website.
Bluecoats today announced the addition of Jonathan Vanderkolff (visual designer) and Jim Moore (color guard designer and choreographer) to the corps’ design staff. Dean Westman will lead the staff as program coordinator while Michael Gray will transition into the role of artistic consultant.
The Boston Crusaders announced their schedule of 2013 rehearsal dates. It all gets started Nov. 23-25 in Bradenton, Fla. with an audition camp for all sections of the corps.
Cadets Director George Hopkins was inducted as a member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame over Saturday, Sept. 1 in Annapolis, Md.
The Cavaliers celebrated the end of their 2012 season Sunday, Aug. 12 in Indianapolis with their annual awards brunch. Special recognition was made to the corps’ 54 age-out corps members. Other awards including Rookie and Cavalier of the Year were presented as well.
Crossmen's 2013 design staff will once again be led by program coordinator and drill designer Ed Devlin. “Crossmen are pleased to announce that the entire design team from the 2012 season is returning for 2013," Devlin said.
Check out the first cut of Genesis’ 2012 yearbook DVD on YouTube.
Jersey Surf will get the 2013 season started Nov. 16-18 with its Experience Surf Kickoff Weekend in Sicklerville, N.J. View a complete schedule of other rehearsal dates on the corps’ website.
Music City posted a video of highlights from its 2012 season on YouTube.
Audition information for prospective members of the 2013 Pacific Crest is now available online. The corps’ series of Audition & Experience Camps will take place Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Santa Clara Vanguard held its annual awards banquet prior to the DCI World Championships, Monday, Aug. 6. View a photo gallery and list of award winners on the corps’ website.
Spirit of Atlanta
Audition information for the 2013 Spirit of Atlanta is now available. View a recruitment video and other information on the corps’ website.
Troopers have added DCI Hall of Fame member Robert W. Smith as brass arranger for the corps’ 2013 season. "Having heard and enjoyed Robert's work with other corps, we are excited to welcome him to the team and look forward to hearing his arrangements and what he has in store for the Troopers this upcoming season," Director Fred Morris said.