Corps news and announcements
A number of Drum Corps International corps are currently vying for money as part of the Chase Community Giving Campaign on Facebook. Your votes can help these groups share in more than $3 million worth of grants. See which corps are participating and find direct links to each of their voting pages on DCI.org.
For the holidays, the Blue Devils are offering fans free shipping on merchandise orders through Friday, Dec. 16.
You can get free shipping on Blue Stars merchandise from now until the end of the calendar year.
The Cadets had a last minute facility change for their audition camp scheduled Nov. 18-20. The rehearsal will now take place at Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J.
The Colts recently announced its roster of design staff members for the 2012 season. A new addition to the group is Kevin Nix who will serve as visual coordinator and drill designer.
Forte will take a “walk on the a path unknown to many” with its 2012 production “Crossroads.” Read more about the program on the corps’ website.
Author and arts supporter Keith Kowalczyk will be working to raise funds for Gold as he participates in the 2012 Ford Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico. “We are truly inspired by Keith’s determination to support our young performers. We wish him the best of luck and wish we could be on the sideline cheering him on,” Director Donald Flaherty said.
Mandarins’ 2012 production will be called “Prophecy,” an entirely original production for the drum corps field composed and designed by members of the corps’ creative staff. “Watch for some interesting new design concepts, computer generated silk patterns, and an engaging theme with a definite cool factor!" Program Facilitator Dan Fong said about the program.
Oregon Crusaders announced a new partnership with the Conn-Selmer company. The corps will perform on King Ultimate and King System Blue marching brass instruments for the 2012 season.
Pacific Crest says that its 2012 production “The Spectrum,” “will take you on an adventure through color and personality.” Musical selections may include works by Lewis Buckley, Peter Graham, Roger Cichy, and Cindy Lauper, among others.
Raiders recently announced its roster of 2012 design staff and caption heads.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Santa Clara Vanguard has added two additional brass audition days to its winter schedule in Texas and California.