The Blue Devils' beloved rehearsal site, "Mars," has received an upgrade that the corps' parents, fans and supporters are sure to enjoy. After months of planning, the original (and rotting) bleachers were taken down and replaced with brand new aluminum bleachers. Check out the pictures from the joint construction effort by the Blue Devils and the Renegades.
Learn more at BlueDevils.org.
The Blue Knights definitely weren't shivering as they trekked out to Glendale, Ariz. to perform their 2009 program, "Shiver: A Winter in Colorado." Read how the corps managed to rehearse and pull off a successful performance even in blazing temperatures.
Read more at BKnights.org
Want to keep up with the Blue Stars this summer? La Crosse Tribune reporter Terry Rindfleisch follows the Blue Stars all the way to Indianapolis with updates in the newspaper and online.
Learn more at LaCrosseTribune.com/bluestars.
Each week this summer, the Boston Crusaders will update their brand new Web site with a section called "Where are they now?" The first edition of this column features former member, instructor and Crusaders Hall of Famer, Patty (Marshall) Stine.
Read more at Crusaders.org.
The Cavaliers are proud to announce that registered nurse Helen Turner has been awarded one of three DCI Volunteer of the Year awards. Currently touring with the corps for her 28th year this season, director Bruno Zuccala thanks Turner and the corps' other medical staff for keeping the Cavaliers safe and healthy.
Read more at Cavaliers.org.
Holy Name Cadets
After the success of the Cadets' first Music is Cool educational clinic in Chambersburg, Pa., there's never been a better time to register for the next event at Jackson Liberty High School in Jackson, N.J. Students can get a glimpse into life as a Holy Name Cadet, including what it's like to tour the country as a full-fledged corps member.
Read more at YEA.org.
The Madison Scouts will present Madisonic, a MACBDA (Mid-America Competing Band Directors Association) band competition taking place on Friday, June 26 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Perkins Stadium.
Read more at MadisonScouts.org.
The Mandarins held their "Family Day" performance on Thursday, June 18, at Antelope, Calif. High School with an estimated attendance of 300. Read about what the 2009 Mandarins have in store as they get set to field their largest corps ever!
Read more at Mandarins.org.
Keep up to date with Mystikal with the latest addition to their homepage blog. Corps members have been hard at work on their 2009 program. With only 16 sets left to learn in their visual program, the corps is confident about producing strong performances this year.
Learn more at mystikal-corps.org!.
Pacific Crest recently had 32 students attend the organization's first-ever educational "Snare Camp." Under the tutelage of Pacific Crest staff members, students received a full taste of the drum corps experience having the opportunity to learn and drum with current corps members.
Read more at Pacific-Crest.org.
The Phantom Regiment organization thanks the fans who stuck it out during a rain delay in Rockford, Ill. for last week's DCI Tour event "Show of Shows," as well as all of the great volunteers and companies that helped to support the corps.
Read more at Regiment.org.
Any and all Florida drum corps alums are invited to attend a gathering Sunday, July 12 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. This event will take place the day following the DCI Orlando Premier Event at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Come early to see Teal Sound members rehearse their 2009 production, "The Velvet Rope."
Get the latest information at TealSound.org.