Drum Corps International
2011 hopefuls, A 2011 production, and an award-winning volunteer

2011 hopefuls, A 2011 production, and an award-winning volunteer

by Drum Corps International

Where are they now? Ian Mixer Longmont (Colo.) Times-Call 2010 Blue Knights member Ian Mixer was recently featured in this article profiling his participation in the Denver, Colo. corps in addition to the Purdue University Marching Band. TimesCall.com

Troopers announce 2011 show Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune The Casper Star-Tribune reported that the Troopers' 2011 production, "The Road Home," "will have a definite flavor of the American spirit without the specific Western pieces that identified the Troopers for decades." "The music sounds like the wide-open American spaces and has an adventurous American spirit," said program coordinator William Chumley in the article. Trib.com

Two Sault teens hit the right notes SooNews, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Two Canadian drum corps hopefuls were featured in their local paper after traveling 26 hours from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to audition with the Open Class Music City Drum and Bugle in Nashville. SooNews.ca

Hospital staff member receives community service award Hartford (Conn.) Courant Registered nurse Paula O'Neil was featured in the Hartford Courant after receiving the Hospital of Central Connecticut's community service award. O'Neil, who volunteers as a nurse with 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, also works with the team of medical professionals who make up DCI's Drum Corps Medical Project. Courant.com

Winning beat: CHS percussionists set their sights on Drum Corps International Cleburne (Texas) Times-Review Three Cleburne, Texas high school seniors were recently featured in their local paper after attending Phantom Regiment's auditions in Rockford, Ill. "The Phantom Regiment is one of the top groups within DCI," Gavin James said in the article. "To work with the best was the thing we wanted most." CleburneTimesReview.com