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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 Devils

Registration for the Blue Devils’ System Blue educational summer camps is now open. The corps will host several camps in California and in Minnesota.


BlueForYou.com



Blue Stars

The Blue Stars recently kicked off their annual giving campaign. All donations received before April 1 will be matched up to $10,000.


BlueStars.org



Bluecoats

Bluecoats are seeking a Summer Merchandise Sales Manager and a Uniform/Sewing Coordinator. All inquiries are requested by March 31.


Bluecoats.com



Boston Crusaders

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.


BostonCrusaders.com



The Cadets

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.


YEA.org



Carolina Crown

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.


CarolinaCrown.org



Cascades

The Cascades will be recruiting at the NWPA Winter Guard Competition at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Wash., Saturday, March 9.


CascadesDrumCorps.org



The Cavaliers

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.


Cavaliers.org



Colt Cadets

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.


Colts.org



Crossmen

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.


Crossmen.org



Genesis

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.


GenesisDBC.org



Jersey Surf

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.


JerseySurf.org



Mandarins

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.


Mandarins.org



Oregon Crusaders

Oregon Crusaders posted a new video on YouTube giving an inside look at the corps through the eyes of its drum majors.


YouTube.com



Pacific Crest

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.


Pacific-Crest.org



Phantom Regiment

Phantom Regiment acts the goat in its latest set of YouTube videos. Check ‘em out!


Regiment.org



Pioneer

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.


Pioneer-Corps.org



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.


SCVanguard.org



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.


SpiritDrumCorps.org



Troopers

Troopers are collaborating with the Avant Ensembles organization to form a percussion ensemble called TROOPERCUSSION. The group will compete in events throughout Utah.


TroopersDrumCorps.org


 

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