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.
The Academy The Academy brass section will perform this evening, Friday, April 20, at "Music Under the Stars" at the Tempe Center of the Arts Amphitheater in Arizona. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the event will additionally feature the Arizona Wind Symphony, Corona Del Sol High School Bands and Desert Vista High School Bands.
Blue Stars Blue Stars announced the title of their 2012 production, "The Blue World," which will be "the corps' exploration of the people, creatures, myths, and legends associated with the vast oceans of the world." Featured musical selections will include works by Antonín Dvo??ˇk among others.
The Cadets Youth Education in the Arts, the parent organization of the Cadets, is currently has opportunities for a full-time bookkeeper and media producer at its Allentown, Pa., headquarters. Read the job descriptions on the YEA website.
Cascades Tickets are now on sale for Cascades' 2012 fundraising auction which will take place on Saturday, June 23, in Mercer Island, Wash. The $50 ticket (if ordered before June 13), gives you access to the silent and live auction, dinner and a very special performance by the 2012 Cascades.
The Cavaliers After a long anticipated wait, the Cavaliers revealed the title of their 2012 production, "15 Minutes of Fame." Musical selections are set to include works by Strauss, Daugherty, Mozart and Grieg, among others.
City Sound City Sound has openings in its brass, percussion and color guard sections. If you'd like to be a part of this corps for the 2012 season, attend the rehearsal camp scheduled on Sunday, April 22, at Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif.
Colt Cadets The Colt Cadets announced the title of their 2012 production, "Alive!" The corps writes that the program "is essentially a story of acceptance and belonging that uses a mad scientist plot to deliver the message."
Forte This week Forte launched a fresh new look to its website at ForteCorps.org. The corps says: "This is the first step in creating an exciting, interactive website that is the hub for the organization. Check back often as the site will continue to grow and expand with new information, media, retail and exciting news about Forte."
Madison Scouts Madison Scouts alums will be hosting the 12th annual "Rockin' for a Cure" this Saturday, April 21, in Madison, Wis. The musical charity event founded in 2000 by the late Scouts alum Steve Weekes, raises funds for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Association Wisconsin Chapter.
Music City Music City will hold its final color guard auditions April 27-29, with several openings also available in its brass section. Learn more about marching with this Nashville-based group by submitting an application on the corps' website.
Oregon Crusaders The Oregon Crusaders made their 2012 performance debut at the OC Indoor Invitational on April 14 at Tigard (Ore.) High School. The OC Indoor percussion ensemble will compete this weekend at the WGI Sport of the Arts World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
Pacific Crest Pacific Crest recently released the third episode of its "Behind the Crest" podcast. In this edition, series host Matt Lackey introduces fans to choreographer Angela Tousley and drill writer Steven Estudillo. Ralph Pace, the corps' visual coordinator, discusses the process of staff members from all captions working together to put together a quality visual program.
Pioneer This week Pioneer announced its corps member leadership team which includes drum majors Joshua Lloyd and Jessica Marsala, Lisa Janasik as color guard commander, and Steven Wright as brass sergeant.
Raiders The Raiders will hold their color guard auditions on Sunday, April 22, in Burlington, N.J.
Santa Clara Vanguard Santa Clara Vangaurd will hold its final call-back auditions for color guard members May 4-6, at Woodside High School in Redwood City, Calif.
Spirit of Atlanta Spirit of Atlanta is in search of a head of its food program the corps' 2012 summer tour. According to the posted job description: "The head cook is responsible for the daily nutrition and efficiency of the meal schedule during the summer tour. This will require managing an allotted budget and volunteer cook staff on the road and communicating general needs to the management staff."