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Capital Regiment counts the days: A Camp report

Capital Regiment counts the days: A Camp report

by Drum Corps International

Capital Regiment had another productive spring camp this past weekend, and members have begun the countdown to the first show. With the summer season only five short weeks away, Capital Regiment spent much of the weekend outside learning drill for their 2004 production, "A Celebration of Life: Mind, Body, and Spirit." Saturday's rain didn't stop the corps from continuing its progress on the drill and by Sunday afternoon, it began to look and sound like summer at Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus.

A shot from Capital Regiment's latest camp.
The corps has a camp scheduled for Memorial Day weekend and then will move in for the summer the following Friday, June 4. This year marks the first time Capital Regiment will have two weeks of pre-tour camp. The staff is looking forward to the extra week of camp prior to the first show to help ensure that the corps is truly ready for their first performance of the season on Saturday, June 19, in Toledo, Ohio. The weekend was marked by visits by brass arranger Jay Bocook and drill designer Jay Sacktig, both of whom were pleased with what the corps accomplished. "This was the first time the music and the drill were performed together. It was very exciting seeing the show come together," Bocook said. "Overall the brass section is doing a terrific job for this time of the season. The members are really beginning to realize the potential of the show. I'm looking forward to seeing the show complete and I think DCI enthusiasts and all audience members will enjoy this user friendly show." Capital Regiment has openings in the color guard section and in the brass section.   Anyone interested in the guard should contact caption head Michael Floyd. In the brass section, there are openings for one trumpet, one mellophone, one baritone and one tuba. Anyone interested in these positions should contact brass caption head Chad Pence.