Corps news and announcements
A roundup of the latest news and notes from Drum Corps International's World and Open Class corps
Registration for the Blue Devils’ System Blue educational summer camps is now open. The corps will host several camps in California and in Minnesota.
The Blue Stars recently kicked off their annual giving campaign. All donations received before April 1 will be matched up to $10,000.
Bluecoats are seeking a Summer Merchandise Sales Manager and a Uniform/Sewing Coordinator. All inquiries are requested by March 31.
Under the leadership of new color guard designer and program coordinator Jeffery Lamar Branson, Boston Crusaders will host their color guard audition and experience weekend April 19-21.
The Cadets recently hosted their first North Jersey Chapter meeting of their Alumni Association in Garfield. Check out a schedule of upcoming alumni events on the corps’ website.
Carolina Crown will host its annual Golf Tournament fundraiser on Monday, May 13 at Palisades Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. The organization is currently seeking players and corporate and personal sponsorships to support the event.
The Cascades will be recruiting at the NWPA Winter Guard Competition at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Wash., Saturday, March 9.
The Cavaliers will be back in action the weekend of April 26-28 in the Chicago area for their final rehearsal camp of the off-season.
Colt Cadets will host their next rehearsal on Sunday, March 10, at Jefferson Middle School in Dubuque, Iowa. Participation is free and open to any middle or high school students of any skill level.
Crossmen posted a roster of 2013 brass instructional staff members. The group will be led again by caption head Jason Buckingham. "Jason has added depth each year to his staff and we are looking to provide a great instructional environment for our members under the care of these talented teachers and mentors,” Director Fred Morrison said.
Genesis will have its first public performance of the year as part of a St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 16, at the Alamo Palms Resort in San Juan, Texas.
Jersey Surf is seeking a number of individuals to join its 2013 summer tour team. Positions include equipment manager, food service help, athletic trainer and various interns. Most are volunteer opportunities, though a stipend is available for select positions. Interviews will begin the week of March 18 via Skype.
As part of the Chase Community Giving Program, local representatives of Chase Bank presented the Mandarins with a $20,000 check during their March rehearsal camp.
Oregon Crusaders posted a new video on YouTube giving an inside look at the corps through the eyes of its drum majors.
Pacific Crest announced the title of its 2013 production, “Transfixed.” The program will feature music by artist Demi Lovato and composers Michael Markowski and John Mackey.
Phantom Regiment acts the goat in its latest set of YouTube videos. Check ‘em out!
Pioneer has openings in its front ensemble, trumpet, mellophone and color guard sections. The corps next rehearses March 8-10, at Cudahy Middle School in Cudahy, Wis.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Don’t miss Santa Clara Vanguard’s Birthday Dinner this Saturday, March 9, at the Vanguard Corps Hall in Santa Clara, Calif. The annual celebration features a spaghetti dinner with corps founder Gail Royer’s special sauce. Other fun and entertainment at the event will include the first public performances of the year by the Vanguard and Vanguard Cadets. Tickets are $12.
Spirit of Atlanta
Howard Weinstein has been appointed to the Spirit of Atlanta leadership team as a an advisor. “Mr. Weinstein’s expert knowledge and experience with all facets of the drum corps activity will bring a fresh perspective on everything we do from administration to show production and member education,” Executive Director Todd Snead said.
Troopers are collaborating with the Avant Ensembles organization to form a percussion ensemble called TROOPERCUSSION. The group will compete in events throughout Utah.