The Academy The Academy has teamed up with the Mesa (Ariz.) Arts Center to give fans a special offer on tickets to the drum corps inspired stage production "Blast!" when the show comes to town Nov. 16 and 17.
Blue Knights Check out the Blue Knights' new recruitment video and "Dare to be a Blue Knight" in 2012.
Blue Stars Blue Stars will give an overview of the upcoming 2012 season for parents and volunteers on Friday, Nov. 18 in Indianapolis. The informational meeting will take place as part of the corps' audition camp at the same location.
Boston Crusaders Boston Crusaders are having a Fall Blowout Sale, where all in-stock T-shirts are only $10. Orders of $30 or more also qualify for free shipping.
The Cadets Register for the Cadets' audition camp before Nov. 11 and receive a special gift pack that includes a DVD, sweatshirt and baseball hat.
Carolina Crown Carolina Crown is undertaking a special fundraising project in early November and needs your help. Fill out the corps' online form with your e-mail address to get all of the details on how you can help.
Cascades Cascades have announced several new and returning staff members who will serve as caption heads of the corps' percussion, brass and color guard sections.
Colts Tom Lizotte has been named brass caption head of the 2012 Colts. He will be joined by several notable individuals including DCI Hall of Fame members Freddy Martin and Frank Dorritie. "[Tom Lizotte] is one of the best educators I have had the chance to work with and a great musical resource for the corps. The talented support staff he has assembled will lay the foundation for some great brass lines for years to come," said Executive Director Greg Orwoll.
Crossmen Kristin Atkinson has joined Crossmen's 2012 brass instructional team. "Not only is Kristin an experienced Texas educator she is a passionate drum corps person that will add to the chemistry of an already strong committed staff," said Caption Head Jason Buckingham.
Forte Forte announced the title of its 2012 production called "Crossroads." Staying tight-lipped about the musical selections that will be incorporated, Program Advisor Larry McCrobie said about the theme: "This is just a unique way to literally throw our hands up in the air and let everyone know that we have reached a pivotal point in our journey where we must just find our way, and move forward regardless of the past."
Glassmen The Glassmen will once again be a featured artist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra during concerts on January 20 and 21, 2012. "Our performances with the Toledo Symphony have certainly been exciting and memorable, and we are pleased that through these collaborations we can continue to offer our membership a unique performing opportunity beyond the football field," said Glassmen Executive Director Brian Hickman. A portion of the ticket sales for the concerts will be donated to the corps.
Jersey Surf Surf's up! Check out Jersey Surf's brand new recruitment video on YouTube.
Legends Visit the Legends recruiting booth at the MCBA State Championships this Saturday, Nov. 5 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. Ask questions and learn more about the corps' upcoming audition camps as well as the organization's winter percussion program and indoor ensemble.
Madison Scouts Madison Scouts are enlisting your help to promote its upcoming audition camps in November and December. Download any of several printable posters from the corps' website to spread the word.
Mandarins The Mandarins' membership handbook, forms and information about the corps' auditions taking place Dec. 10-11 in the Sacramento, Calif. area are now available for download.
Revolution Revolution has made a number of new administrative and educational staff appointments over the past week.
Spartans Spartans are gearing up for their open house event on Nov. 20 at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club in Nashua, N.H.
Teal Sound Teal Sound has made Cary Byrd corps director for the 2012 season. Byrd has been involved with the organization since 2009 when she served as fundraising manager before stepping in as interim vice president and president of the Teal Sound Board of Directors. "My mission is to put the right people in the place to lead the creative and artistic side of the corps and insure that the members have a world class experience they deserve!" she said.