The Academy The Academy reports that it will start the 2014 Drum Corps International Tour competing in California.
Blue Devils Blue Devils posted a new recruitment video for those interested in joining the corps' brass section.
Blue Stars Blue Stars announced the names of the two drum majors who will lead the corps' membership in 2014.
Boston Crusaders Boston Crusaders' parent organization Inspire Arts & Music has acquired Great East Festivals, the largest operator of scholastic music festivals in New England. "Today is an amazing moment in the history of our organization," Board President Jim Cronin said. "The acquisition of Great East increases our reach across New York and New England."
The Cadets In a new video posted to the Cadets' website, front ensemble arranger Iain Moyer talks about the available positions for prospective percussionists in the 2014 corps, which includes several openings for marimba players.
Cascades Cascades made a number of staff appointments naming individuals who will serve as color guard caption supervisor, percussion caption supervisor, visual caption supervisor, percussion consultant and music director.
The Cavaliers The Cavaliers are working to raise funds to cover the medical costs of one of the corps' longtime kitchen managers who in September was robbed at gunpoint and shot multiple times. Donations are currently being accepted online. The corps will also host a spaghetti dinner benefit this Sunday, Nov. 12 in Park Ridge, Ill.
Colts Colts posted its membership info for prospective students who are interested in joining the corps for its 2014 summer season.
Jersey Surf Jersey Surf posted its roster of 2014 percussion staff members. The team will be led by caption head Michael Caruso and co-director of percussion education Geoff Summers.
Legends Legends appointed Ron Hardin to serve as program coordinator and visual designer. "Ron is a quality educator and will bring valuable insight and experience as we continue to focus on our commitment to excellence," Executive Director Ibe Sodawalla said.
Madison Scouts At the annual meeting of the Madison Scouts Board of Directors, the organization held elections for open positions on the board. Greg Auby, who has served on the board since 2006, was elected president. "This organization has meant a great deal to me and my family over the years, and I can only hope to continue the excellent work of my predecessor, Jeff Manion," Auby said.
Mandarins Mandarins posted its roster of 2014 percussion instructional staff members. Sean Womack will serve as caption head.
Music City Music City announced that its 2014 production will be titled "Go West." The program will feature musical selections by Aaron Copland and Ferde Grofe.
Pacific Crest Pacific Crest posted a new video recapping the corps' 2013 summer season with video, photos and interviews with corps members.
Pioneer Pioneer announced that its 2014 competitive production will be titled "Joy." The program will incorporate Christian contemporary music including arrangements from the a cappella group GLAD.
Spirit of Atlanta Spirit of Atlanta will host an educational clinic for prospective corps members this Sunday, Nov. 10 in McDonough, Ga.
Troopers Troopers will be recruiting at the upcoming Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis Nov. 13-16.