Corps news and announcements
Registration is open for the Blue Devils’ 2012 System Blue Live Events Educational Series. Color Guard, percussion and leadership camps are scheduled for several locations across the United States from early June into mid July.
Blue Stars announced an expanded partnership with instrument manufacturer and distributor KHS America. "The Blue Stars joined the KHS America team a year ago with the company's Jupiter Quantum brass instruments, and based on that experience are excited to move our percussion program to Mapex and Majestic," Executive Director Brad Furlano said.
The Cadets wrapped up their latest rehearsal camp last weekend in Woodstown, N.J. The corps reports: “The March camp was another significant boost forward for the Cadets. The opener, ‘Carol of the Bells’ is now finished, and the corps performed that along with nearly everything else they know for friends and family on Sunday afternoon in a full display of the '12.25' program.”
Carolina Crown is currently recruiting student “Crown Ambassadors” to “be our diplomatic messenger of all of the events and educational camps that Carolina Crown will produce this summer.” Register to participate on the corps’ website.
Join the Glassmen on Saturday, April 21, for the Grill Your Own Steak Reverse Raffle fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the Glassmen and the local Maumee High School band program.
Music City is currently recruiting members to fill open positions in its brass and color guard sections. Be sure to check out the latest progress of the corps in a recent video recapping highlights from its March rehearsal camp.
Pacific Crest will hold a parent and volunteer meeting on Sunday, March 25, as part of its monthly rehearsal camp at Diamond Bar High School in California.
View a series of photos of Pioneer in action last weekend as corps members marched in the New London St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Revolution announced the title of its 2012 production, “Shattered.” The program will feature music from several composers including Philip Glass, David Gillingham and W.A. Mozart, among others.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Santa Clara Vanguard alum Joe Tuohy has been hired as the organization’s director of external relations. “This is the beginning of an exciting time for our organization. We're now prepared to truly recognize our alumni, family, fans and friends with an aspect of our organization solely dedicated to working with them to help transcend the years and enhance the experience of today's Vanguard program member,” SCV CEO Jeff Fiedler said.
Mark your calendar for the Spartans’ Summer Music Festival in Nashua, N.H. The June 23 event will feature performances by the Spartans in addition to the New England Brass Band, Nashua Symphony and Mass Brass.
Velvet Knights will kick off its 2012 summer tour on June 29 in Oceanside, Calif. See where else the corps will be at before concluding its season this August at the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis.