7th Regiment 7th Regiment will host the eighth annual Drum Corps on the Thames on Saturday, July 17. Other competing corps include Blue Saints, Spartans, Spirit of Newark, Les Stentors and Platinum.
Academy The second 2010 DCI Tour event in Arizona, Southwest Corps Connection II, happens this Sunday, July 18 at Dobson High School in Mesa, Ariz. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the event features Pacific Crest, Mandarins, Cascades, Vanguard Cadets, Impulse and the Academy.
Blue Devils Stan Glyde, the father of Blue Devils Music Coordinator Dave Glyde, passed away July 3. Stan was born in Welling, England, and studied music in the United States, eventually settling in California. The corps honors Stan with a music tribute containing excerpts of a concert he performed in at the Lighthouse Jazz Club in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Bluecoats Tickets are available for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival Competition Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon, Ohio starting 7 p.m. ET. Other performing corps include the Cadets, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights, Troopers, Madison Scouts, Spirit, and Pioneer.
Boston Crusaders The Boston Crusaders and the Madison Scouts, two of the oldest DCI drum corps, are engaged in battle – for financial supremacy? In this good-natured "Old School Challenge" the two corps are betting on who can raise the most funds in a two-week period starting Saturday, July 17. The director of the "losing" corps must wear a shirt and hat from the "winning" corps during the DCI Premier Event in Atlanta, Saturday, July 31. To add insult to injury, the losing corps' front ensemble cart will bear the logo of the winning corps for the rest of the season!
Cadets On Sunday, August 8, the Cadets celebrate 76 years with an Alumni and Friends gathering from 3 to 6 p.m. The day will also include a North Jersey educational clinic for bands students and music educators during the Cadets Experience at Clifton Stadium from 12 to 5 p.m. The DCI Tour event, Drum Corps: An American Tradition will happen that night in the same stadium at 7 p.m.
Carolina Crown Adam Jatho is the newest Carolina Crown member profiled on the corps' website. A lead mellophone player, he discusses reasons he marches at Crown and what he's learned from his drum corps experiences.
Cascades Check out an updated schedule for the Cascades on the corps' calendar. Updated dates include an off day in Santa Cruz, Calif. and events and rehearsal days in Texas.
The Cavaliers It's not too late to get tickets to see the Cavaliers on Monday, July 26 at the 4th Annual Red River Thunder in Denton, Texas. Other performing ensembles include the Vigilantes, Forte, Velvet Knights, Revolution, Crossmen, Madison Scouts, Blue Stars, Carolina Crown and Cadets.
City Sound Photos from parades and recent performances are posted on the website of this first-year Open Class corps.
Colts On Sunday, July 18, 7 p.m., the Colts and six other World and Open Class corps compete at the Summer Showdown in West Des Moines, Iowa. An Iowa station, WOITV, signed on as a title sponsor and featured the Colts in an advertisement for the event.
Impulse Impulse will present the SoCal Classic on Saturday, July 17 at Cockrill Stadium in Paramount, Calif. The event features an exciting lineup of World, Open and All-Age Class corps, nearly all from the West Coast.
Les Stentors View photos of Les Stentors from Independence Day parades and activities in Boston, Mass.
Madison Scouts Starting this weekend, the Madison Scouts are racing the Boston Crusaders to raise the most funds in the "Old-School Challenge." Directors of both corps see an opportunity to energize fundraising efforts on both sides, as both have legacies beginning long before the inception of Drum Corps International in 1972. Madison Scouts Executive Director Chris Komnick said "both corps will benefit in the end," and that the drive would "strengthen the bonds between these two great historic organizations."
Pacific Crest After appearing in local Southern California competitions, Pacific Crest will depart Saturday, July 17 on its 30-day tour, culminating at the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis.
Phantom Regiment The Phantom Regiment organization honors former member Kevin Nesmith, who passed away Sunday, July 11. Since aging out as lead conductor, Nesmith served on the staff in many roles, including assistant director and as a member of the corps' board of directors. Funeral services were held Thursday in Rockford, Ill.
Pioneer Check out this week's featured videos of Pioneer's 2010 alumni performance, the Pioneer Preview, and others. By the way, have you seen Pioneer's new uniforms yet?
Platinum Platinum's website has a sleek new look, and an updated 2010 tour schedule. The corps departed July 15 for its first show in Bridgewater, Mass.
Revolution Check out the latest posts to the Revolution Chronicles Blog updating fans about corps members' rehearsals in Arlington, Texas before they traveled to Hutchinson, Kan. for their next performance.
Teal Sound A new video of Teal Sound marching in a Morton Grove, Ill. Fourth of July parade has been posted.
Vanguard Cadets The Vanguard Cadets are looking for a few more volunteers to help with food service as the corps sets out on its second tour to Southern California and Texas. The corps returns to Santa Clara by Wednesday, July 28.
Velvet Knights On Sunday, July 18, the Velvet Knights will present the free Friends and Family Send-Off Show, performing at Bellflower High School stadium in Bellflower, Calif. Starting at 5 p.m., the event also includes a performance by Mariachi Centenario de Huntington Park and other surprises.