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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

7th Regiment

7th Regiment is geared up for its first audition camp, Dec. 14-16 at Bennie Dover Middle School in New London, Conn.

The Academy

The Academy posted a roster of its color guard staff who will be led in 2013 by Caption Head Mykail Costner.

Blue Devils

The 2012 edition of the “Inside the Blue Devils” video is now shipping on DVD and Blu-ray disc. The annual project chronicles the corps’ summer season with performances and behind the scenes footage and interviews. Orders ship for free from the Blue Devils’ online store through Dec. 20.

Blue Devils B

Blue Devils B’s “Be a Blue Devil for a Day” workshop will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15 at El Dorado Middle School in Concord, Calif. The educational four-hour session is for brass, percussion and color guard students.

Blue Knights

The Blue Knights’ YouTube channel hit 24,000 views this week. Watch and subscribe at

Blue Stars

Blue Stars will audition prospective members in Southern California on Sunday, Dec. 9.


Bluecoats added its 2013 tour schedule dates to its online calendar. Check out where you’ll be able to see the corps this coming summer.

Boston Crusaders

The Boston Crusaders will host one-day auditions for all sections this Saturday, Dec. 8 in both Boston and Denton, Texas.

The Cadets

The Cadets introduced the individuals who will serve as drum majors and section leaders of its 2013 brass, percussion and color guard sections.

Carolina Crown

In time for the holidays, Carolina Crown’s 2012 summer tour DVD is now available for purchase from the corps’ online store.


Cascades posted a video with highlights of its recent November audition camp. The corps’ next rehearsal will be Dec. 14-16 in Bellevue, Wash.

The Cavaliers

The Cavaliers posted details about its January “call-back” audition camp for brass and percussion Jan. 11-13 in Rosemont, Ill.


The Colts will get back in action Dec. 21-23 with a rehearsal and audition weekend at Roosevelt Middle School in Dubuque, Iowa.


Crossmen’s second-round auditions in San Antonio will take place Dec. 14-16 at Frank Tejeda Middle School.


Even if you did not attend Genesis’ experience camp, there’s still time to join. The corps will host its auditions for brass, percussion and color guard students Dec. 14-16 in San Juan, Texas.


The Glassmen have an upcoming audition camp Saturday, Dec. 8 in Katy, Texas, before the corps returns to its hometown of Toledo for rehearsal Dec. 14-16.


Gold will host its first audition camp of the year on Sunday, Dec. 16 in Laguna Hills, Calif.

Jersey Surf

Watch a quick video with highlights from the Jersey Surf November audition camp on the corps’ YouTube channel.


Happy holidays from Legends who have posted a video clip of their 2012 production “The Edmund Fitzgerald” online. The corps will host its mandatory audition weekend Dec. 14-16 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Madison Scouts

Check out where you’ll be able to find the Madison Scouts this summer on the corps’ 2013 tour schedule.


Geoff Longo will return to the Mandarins’ staff in 2013 as color guard caption head and lead choreographer. View all members of the instructional team on the corps’ website.

Music City

Music City will host an audition camp Dec. 15-16 in Franklin, Tenn. (near Nashville) at Freedom Middle School. Audition materials are available for download from the corps’ website.

Pacific Crest

DCI Hall of Fame member Tom Aungst has been named as a consultant to Pacific Crest’s 2013 percussion staff. “We have so much talent on our staff already, and I look forward to having Tom on our team as well,” Executive Director Stuart Pompel said.

Phantom Regiment

For a limited time only, Phantom Regiment is offering free shipping on all orders over $100.


Pioneer will host its first “satellite” audition camp for brass, percussion and color guard students Dec. 14-16 at North Stokes High school in Danbury, N.C. Registration will begin at 8 p.m. on the 14th and the camp will end by 3 p.m. on the 16th.


The Raiders have a variety of color guard flags used by the corps for sale online. Flags range in price from $4 to $15.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard’s 2012 “Music of the Starry Night” DVD is now available. In addition to 2012 performances of Santa Clara Vanguard, the DVD also has performances of the Vanguard Cadets and SCV Winter Guard. Watch the trailer, and order your copy today.

Spirit of Atlanta

Spirit of Atlanta’s Delta Brass ensemble recently announced a partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as part of Wells Fargo’s ArtsVibe. The program aims to engage metropolitan Atlanta teenagers in the arts.


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