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Colts will be among a number of corps to host color guard auditions at the end of April.Photo by: Drum Corps International

Corps news and announcements

by Drum Corps International

In This Edition …

• There’s still time to join a drum corps for 2018
• Educational summer camps
• Volunteer opportunities
• Plus much more!


The Academy

The annual Summer Marching Academy, held in conjunction with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, will be held June 7-9 in Gilbert, Arizona. Members and staff of the corps, in addition to other clinicians, will teach at the event.

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The Battalion

The Battalion has openings in all sections and invites everyone interested in the possibility of membership to attend the corps’ educational clinic/rehearsal April 27-28 in West Jordan, Utah.

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Blue Devils

The annual Blue Devils Sneak Peak will be held in Concord, California on June 2. Blue Devils, Blue Devils B, and Blue Devils C will all perform their corps’ 2018 productions.

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Blue Knights

If you’ve never seen Blue Knights rock out during their encore performance of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” enjoy this video of the corps bringing its friends from Blue Devils, Phantom Regiment, and Santa Clara Vanguard into the act.

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Blue Stars

Blue Stars is seeking volunteers to assist the corps during its spring training rehearsals and summer tour. A variety of positions are available.

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Boston Crusaders

Final color guard auditions for the 2018 Boston Crusaders will be held April 27-28 in Bradenton, Florida.

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The Cadets

At last weekend’s rehearsal camp, the 2018 horn lines of The Cadets and Cadets 2 performed an emotional rendition of the corps song, “O Holy Name.”

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Carolina Crown

The CrownLEARNING educational camp for brass students will be held June 2 at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Attendees will learn many disciplines of brass marching performance and will also perform with the corps’ brass section.

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The Cavaliers

Cavaliers alumni and parents are invited to attend the corps’ third-annual kick-off symposium on Saturday, April 28 in Hampshire, Illinois. The event will center around the organization’s mission, policies, operations, and opportunities for involvement.

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Colt Cadets

Colt Cadets will be hosting a free rehearsal Sunday, April 15, in Dubuque, Iowa. Students of all performance levels are invited to attend.

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Colts

Colts color guard auditions will be held April 27-29 in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Genesis

Genesis invites all interested color guard performers to attend the corps’ audition camp April 27-29 in Bastrop, Texas.

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Heat Wave

Heat Wave will be holding a rehearsal camp April 27-29 in Cape Coral, Florida. It’s not too late to register to audition for one of the open positions still available.

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Jersey Surf

Learn how you can become a member of Jersey Surf’s color guard.

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Louisiana Stars

The location for the Louisiana Stars April 29 camp has been moved to Layne, Louisiana.

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Music City

Three corps veterans have been named drum majors for Music City’s first year as a World Class corps.

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Pacific Crest

Pacific Crest has job openings in digital media, videography, and communications.

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Pioneer

Pioneer’s final audition camp is coming up in two weeks, with positions still open for cymbals, front ensemble, low brass, and color guard.

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River City Rhythm

River City Rhythm’s final audition camp will be held April 28-29 for all sections. If one can’t make it to Cokato, Minnesota, auditions may be conducted by video.

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Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard will be holding its annual Vanguard Hall & Fleet Day on April 21 in California. Volunteers will be provided a free lunch.

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Seattle Cascades

Seattle Cascades will hold auditions April 27-29 for a few remaining positions in the corps’ color guard, battery percussion, and brass line.

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Southwind

Southwind has a few openings for snare and bass drummers, front ensemble percussionists, tubists, euphonium players, and color guard members. The corps’ next camp will be April 27-29 in Robertsdale, Alabama.

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Spartans

Spartans will host its annual carnival in Nashua April 24-29. Play a few games, get on some rides, and support the corps while having a fun time.

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Spirit of Atlanta

The three-day Spirit U summer music camp for marching band students, directors, and boosters will be held at the University of West Georgia June 14-16.

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Troopers

Nominations are due April 30 for the Troopers Hall of Fame, which annually recognizes individuals for distinguished service to the corps.

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Watchmen

Watchmen will have a recruitment booth at the American Drum Line Association Percussion Semifinals day Saturday, April 14 in Riverside, California.

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