Join the corps in Operation: GrowDrumCorps! During this special period (April 16 to May 21), all of Drum Corps International's World, Open and All-Age Class corps are banding together to engage in a special contest designed to give you, your friends, family and neighbors an added incentive to enjoy a 2012 DCI Tour event in your area. Learn more at DCI.org/growdrumcorps.
7th Regiment 7th Regiment is still recruiting members to join the corps' horn line, color guard and front ensemble sections. The group's next rehearsal camp is May 11-13 in New London, Conn.
The Academy The Academy's 10th annual Memorial Day Celebration coming up on May 28 in Tempe, Ariz., is featured in a listing of the "Best Memorial Day Events" published by U.S. Airways Magazine.
Blue Knights Blue Knights announced a new partnership with KHS America to perform on Jupiter Quantum Series Marching Brass instruments during the corps' 2012 season. "KHS is a company that is closely aligned with our philosophy as it relates to providing unparalleled educational opportunities to the youth we serve," Blue Knights Executive Director Mark Arnold said.
Blue Stars Join the Blue Stars on Friday, June 8, in the corps' hometown of La Crosse, Wis., for the second annual Grand Premiere and Hall of Fame Banquet. Dinner, auctions, a Hall of Fame presentation, and the premiere performance of the 2012 Blue Stars are all on the schedule for the evening festivities.
The Cadets Eight Cadets corps members have received awards from the Susan Erben Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist with their 2012 tuition and tour fees. "We are proud to offer these scholarships to Cadets members in the name of Susan Erben. Susan, as the director of development for YEA!, always believed that there should be an avenue to financially assist deserving Cadets," Director George Hopkins said.
Carolina Crown Carolina Crown announced the title of its 2012 production, "For the Common Good," which will based on "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland and "Dreams" by Bertrand Moren. View a video trailer about the show on the corps' website.
The Cavaliers The Cavaliers recently highlighted their roster of color guard staff members, who will be led in 2012 by returning caption head Sheldon Apo. "With a couple of new additions to our team of instructors, I'm confident that this will be another successful and memorable season for the Cavaliers color guard," Apo said.
Genesis Genesis is still looking to fill a few open positions in its color guard and low brass sections for the 2012 summer season. Join the corps at its next scheduled rehearsal camp May 18-20 in Alamo, Texas.
Jersey Surf Jersey Surf will present a patriotic "We the People" tribute over Memorial Day Weekend in Sicklerville, N.J. As part of the event that will feature a dramatic display of more than 1,000 American flags, will be addresses by several dignitaries along with a special performance by the Jersey Surf. Visit JerseySurf.org to learn how you can support this event with the purchase of a flag.
Madison Scouts Tickets are now on sale for the Madison Scouts-sponsored Merrillville Music Festival DCI Tour event which is coming to Merrillville High School Stadium in Northwest Indiana on Thursday, June 28.
Mandarins Tickets are now on sale for the Mandarins-sponsored DCI Capital Classic event coming to Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove, Calif., on Saturday, July 7.
Pacific Crest Pacific Crest recently posted the fourth episode of its PC Podcast. In this edition, series host Matt Lackey sits down with Executive Director Stuart Pompel to discuss the day-to-day operations of a non-profit youth arts organization."
Phantom Regiment After a long winter off, Phantom Regiment welcomed its color guard section back to rehearsal camp for the first time since November. Check out a new video recapping the weekend on Regiment's YouTube page.
Racine Scouts Professional trumpeter and drum corps alum Al Chez, will perform a benefit concert celebrating the Racine Scouts' 85th anniversary on Saturday, July 28, at the Racine (Wis.) Zoo Amphitheater.
Raiders Raiders have cancelled their camp scheduled for this weekend, May 4-6. The corps will regroup May 18-20 for its next scheduled rehearsal.
Spartans The Spartans are looking to fill open positions in their front ensemble (electronic and keyboard experience), color guard (two flag and one weapon spot) and brass section (tuba). Those interested should contact the corps as soon as possible.
Spirit of Atlanta Spirit of Atlanta will perform a program in 2012 dedicated to the Las Vegas lifestyle. "Sin City" is set to include musical selections by Frank Loesser, Lalo Schifrin, John Mackey, Stefani Germanotta and John Powell.
Teal Sound Teal Sound will re-locate its rehearsal camp this weekend after running into an unforeseen scheduling conflict, to Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.