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Allegiance Elite goes inactive for 2006, gears up for summer theatre-style show

Allegiance Elite goes inactive for 2006, gears up for summer theatre-style show

by Drum Corps International

From an Allegiance Elite press release: Allegiance Elite is proud to announce a new program that will commence this summer. Through the hard work of the administration and instructional staff, Allegiance will be doing a theatre-style show that will be performed indoors and out throughout Alberta. This type of performance will allow the organization to focus the summer months on local recruitment with the intent to build up a strong corps for the 2007 DCI season.
In lieu of this, some alumni of the organization have started the "11 Minutes of Fame" recruitment campaign. The idea of this campaign is to bring drum corps to the forefront in Western Canada where the activity is not well known. This campaign involves presentations at local schools and information nights for parents at community centers. At the information nights, the crowd is actively involved in the presentation and learns about how drum corps combines musical education and athletic participation. A Web site has been set up and can be viewed at www.ActiveYouth.ca. With this new style of show and recruitment campaign, Allegiance Elite has decided not to participate in a DCI tour for 2006. To complete the learning circle of what drum corps is, Allegiance will be sending a bus full of members to cheer on all of the corps at the DCI World Championships in Madison, Wis.   The summer program will continue into the fall by transforming into percussion and guard shows that will be performed at WGI.