In This Edition …
• Latest show reveals from World and Open Class corps
• Upcoming pre-season preview events
• Educational summer drum corps camps you can attend
• Plus much more!
Apache Junction, Arizona is the place to be on Monday, May 28, to enjoy Academy’s Memorial Day Picnic and Season Preview. In addition to The Academy, The Academy Youth Guard and the Phenom SoundSport team will also be performing.
The Battalion will be hosting its annual Drum Corps Picnic in Heber City, Utah on May 19. A complimentary dinner will be served and all are invited.
Tickets for the Blue Devils “Sneak Peek” on June 2 in Concord, California and Family Day on June 16 in Pleasant Hill, California are now available.
Blue Stars revealed the theme and musical selections of the corps’ 2018 production, “The Once and Future Carpenter.”
With the summer season fast approaching, you can lend support to the Boston Crusaders by purchasing items off of “Waldo’s Wish List.”
The Cadets recently revealed the title and theme of the corps’ 2018 production, “The Unity Project.” “We are reminded that the singular whole is always greater than the sum of its parts,” newly-appointed Cadets artistic director Drew Shanefield said. “When we stand together, we stand as one, unified by a shared vision and the promise of the limitless potential of the human spirit.”
The annual Crown Preview Show will be held on June 17 in Fort Mill, South Carolina, where attendees will get a peek at the corps’ 2018 production, “Beast.”
The Cavaliers’ percussion instructional team has many returning and several new instructors for 2018. "The Cavaliers' battery had a 100 percent retention rate of eligible members for the second time in the past three years, and the same goes for our key staff personnel," caption manager Joe Hobbs said.
Genesis has an immediate need for a Class A CDL driver for May 19-20 to haul the corps’ semitrailer to its spring training rehearsal facility.
Gold currently has openings for brass, percussion, and color guard members.
“The World Keeps Spinning” is the title of Heat Wave’s 2018 production, telling the universal story of a search for a better tomorrow.
Impulse revealed the title of the corps’ 2018 production that will celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary.
Those interested in joining Incognito should attend the corps’ rehearsal camp May 19 in Brea, California.
Louisiana Stars has some open baritone spots that the corps wishes to fill quickly. Video auditions are accepted and the corps’ next camp is on May 25.
MadSkills is an educational marching arts clinic for band students of all skill levels, as well as their band directors. Several events will be hosted in June and July.
The Mandarins Leadership Camp is returning this July, offering two days of sessions for high school wind and percussion sections leaders, color guard captains, and drum majors.
The Music City Charity Golf Tournament will be held on June 22 in Rockvale, Tennessee. Prizes, awards, lunch, and gift packages are included, with all proceeds benefiting Music City Youth in the Arts, Inc.
If you’d like to volunteer for a drum corps this summer, check out these opportunities with Oregon Crusaders.
Pacific Crest has a few brass and color guard positions open to those interested in joining the corps for its 2018 season.
Get a glimpse into Phantom Regiment’s recently-revealed production of “The New World,” including a list of the musical selections.
Raiders’ program coordinator offers insight into the corps’ 2018 production, “Beowulf: The Rise of a Legend.”
River City Rhythm
River City Rhythm has a few open tuba positions for this summer.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Meet Megan Smith and Cheslee Morgan, the 2018 color guard captains for Santa Clara Vanguard.
Seattle Cascades’ next rehearsal camp will be held May 25-28, with a special Friends and Family Day Preview on the 28th in Bonney Lake, Washington.
Southwind has posted a spring update video on the progress the corps is making on its 2018 production. Positions are still open for guard, cymbals, and marimba.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Albert A. LaFlamme Memorial Hall of Fame, honoring those who have made a positive, long lasting impact on the Spartans.
Spirit of Atlanta
If you’ve wondered what it’s like to be behind the scenes with a World Class DCI corps on tour, the Spirit U: Backstage Pass will be offered July 10 in Valdosta, Georgia and July 11 in Atlanta.
Troopers revealed the theme of the corps’ 2018 production, “The New Road West,” on Thursday.
You can receive weekly news about the Vanguard organization via the e-Vanguardian newsletter.
Vessel is holding a full corps rehearsal camp May 19-20 in Ontario, California.
Positions are still available in the Watchmen baritone/euphonium and tuba sections. Those interested are invited to attend the corps’ rehearsal camp May 19-20 in Riverside, California.