In This Edition …

• Pioneer reveals 2018 production
• Music City marches in annual Christmas parade
• Gold names new program coordinator
• Plus much more!

The Academy

The Academy has provided an off-season fix for percussion enthusiasts in the form of an audition camp video of prospective 2018 tenor drummers.

The Battalion

The Battalion is hosting a Battalion Experience educational clinic December 8-9 in West Jordan, Utah. This is an event for prospective members to be introduced to what they need to know for the corps’ upcoming audition camps in January.

Blue Devils

The Blue Devils and Pacific Crest combined audition camp in Southern California this weekend is scheduled to go ahead as scheduled. The closest wildfire is more than 75 miles away from the Grand Terrace, California audition site, however, air quality monitors will be on site in case the event should be moved indoors.

Blue Knights

Ashley Bushwood has joined the 11 returning members of Blue Knights’ visual staff for 2018. Visual caption head Neil Adkison will once again lead the staff, assisted by Andrew Desmond.


“Jagged Line” merchandise is available at bargain basement prices, just in time to stuff Christmas tree packages for your favorite Bluecoats fans.

The Cadets

A Cadets audition weekend has been added for December 16-17 in Houston.

Carolina Crown

Carolina Crown is seeking a head athletic trainer for the 2018 season. The position will require a full-time commitment from the corps’ spring training through its nationwide summer tour.

The Cavaliers

There is still time to register for this weekend’s Cavaliers Chicago Audition Experience for brass, color guard and percussion.


Registration is still open for the December 10 Tampa, Florida auditions for the 2018 Colts color guard.


Crossmen recapped a successful audition camp at Perland Jr. High School outside of Houston in this photo gallery.


Genesis is selling the uniforms worn by the corps in 2016 and 2017, as well as the color guard costumes from this past season.


James Rocillo is joining Gold as the corps’ program coordinator for 2018. Rocillo is renown for being director of the Riverside Community College Marching Tigers, known as Hollywood’s go-to marching band whenever a movie script calls for such an ensemble.

Heat Wave

This photo gallery recaps Heat Wave’s audition camp last weekend in Cape Coral, Florida.


During the weekend of December 15-17, DCI Open Class bronze medalist Legends will be hosting auditions for all sections, including field conductors. Registration is still open for this event.

Madison Scouts

All Scouts fans will desire this special limited supply fleur-de-lis Christmas tree ornament, made in Madison from Wisconsin cedar wood.


Mandarins had a strong turnout at the corps’ recent brass auditions in Sacramento, including 15 tubas.

Music City

Let Music City put you in the mood of the season with this video from the corps’ inaugural performance in the annual Nashville Christmas Parade.

Oregon Crusaders

Oregon Crusaders has bolstered its percussion staff with a handful of key additions.

Pacific Crest

Meet the members of the 2018 Pacific Crest color guard staff, led by Jen Barton and assistant caption head Faye Dobson.

Phantom Regiment

Phantom Regiment is having a “12 Days of Deals Sale” through December 15, with deep discounts offered on a different item each day.


In the corps’ December newsletter, Pioneer announced the title and theme of the corps’ 2018 production, “Irish Dragons.”

River City Rhythm

The first River City Rhythm auditions for the 2018 season are being held this weekend in Champlin Park, Minnesota and River Falls, Wisconsin.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard was busy last weekend during the corps’ San Jose audition camp at Yerba Buena High School.

Seattle Cascades

Seattle Cascades will be auditioning drum majors and conductors during the corps’ December camp at Inglewood Middle School in Samammish, Washington.

Spirit of Atlanta

Nominations are now being accepted for the Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.


Troopers was recently in the news with a local report from the Casper, Wyoming NBC affiliate that focused on the corps’ ongoing auditions. Corps director Fred Morris explained, “It’s an educational experience for the kids here in Casper … [to] give them a little bit of what drum corps is all about.”