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Corps gear up for '09 Tour

Corps gear up for '09 Tour

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Carolina Crown rehearsal gallery Carolina Crown was featured in a photo gallery in the Charlotte Observer (N.C.) as they rehearsed at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, S.C. on Sunday afternoon, June 14. The corps continued to rehearse Sunday despite inclement weather. View the photo gallery at CharlotteObserver.com.

Musicians ready to show their stuff The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown, Pa. reported on the Holy Name Cadets as they prepare to begin their summer tour. The corps hosted a free performance of its 2009 show, "Conflict and Resolution," for the community on Monday. High school students also had the opportunity to rehearse with the Cadets and see what a day in the life of a corps member is like as part of the organization's Music is Cool educational clinic. Read the article at Tribune-Democrat.com

Bluecoats drum corps gears up at Denison for tour The Bluecoats caught the attention of the Advocate in Newark, Ohio as they put the finishing touches on their 2009 show, "Imagine," at Denison University. The Canton-based corps spent a month on the Denison campus for their spring training rehearsal camp, preparing for "the most intense music experience of their lives." Read the article at NewarkAdvocate.com.

Blue Stars working toward second year in world finals The Blue Stars are building on last year's eighth-place World Championship finish and setting their sights on bigger things this year, the La Crosse Tribune reported Friday. Corps members will perform on Wednesday in Wisconsin before heading to Rockford, Ill. for their competitive debut. Read the article at LaCrosseTribune.com.

Spirit travels farthest in history of DARC The Dunn County News in Chippewa Falls, Wis. reported Friday that Spirit, based in Jacksonville, Ala., is traveling further to get to the June 21 Drums Along the Red Cedar competition than any other corps in the competition's nine-year history. The article details the corps' history and provides details about the show, to be held at the Don & Nona Williams Stadium in Menomonie. Read the article at DunnConnect.com.

Gibbs junior joins Florida drum & bugle corps The Knoxville, Tenn. News Sentinel reported on a local 16-year-old student who will be marching as a member of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Teal Sound. Garrett Fuerst, who performs in the front ensemble, said playing in the corps with more experienced musicians "is really motivating and challenging at the same time." Read the article at KnoxNews.com.

Moultrie teens join drum & bugle corps The Moultrie Observer, of Moultrie, Ga., recently featured two local members of the Teal Sound. Rachel Foster, a color guard member, and Teal Ewer, a trumpet player, will travel nearly 10,000 miles around the country with the corps this summer. Read the article at MoultrieObserver.com.

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