In This Edition...

• Genesis names 2019 drum majors
• Vanguard welcomes new corps director
• Oregon Crusaders reveals new design team members
• Plus much more!

The Academy

The Academy introduces us to the members of the corps' 2019 brass staff.

Blue Devils

“You don’t know if you’re going to make it if you don’t try” is the main message Blue Devils’ brass arranger and instructor John Meehan has for all interested in trying out for the corps’ 2019 brass line.

Blue Devils C

The Blue Devils C open house for prospective members will be held on Thursday, November 1.

Blue Stars

Meet the members of Blue Stars’ 2019 visual staff, led by co-caption heads Roger Marquis and Aaron Barnes.

The Cadets

Sam Wilson is returning for his second season as The Cadets’ color guard caption head. See who comprises the rest of the corps’ 2019 guard staff.

Carolina Crown

Carolina Crown is seeking a food truck manager responsible for menu planning, food inventory, and food preparation for the corps' entire 2019 summer tour.


The seventh annual Crossmen Invitational Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 21, at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller, Texas.


Cameron Wilson is gearing up for his fifth and final season with Genesis as drum major, joined by third-year member Francesca Ramirez.


C.C. Waggoner, a former marching member of Bluecoats and Blue Devils, will be directing the leadership and drum major training programs for Gold in 2019.


Audition materials are now available for all sections of Legends’ 2019 corps.

Madison Scouts

Caption manager Chuck Naffier will be leading a Madison Scouts brass staff that includes several members with extensive educational pedigrees.


Returning Mandarins brass caption manager Tim Snyder will be leading a staff of 14 members for the corps' 2019 season.

Music City

Matt Penland and Tyler Sammons, both Santa Clara Vanguard staff members, have joined Music City as percussion designers.

Oregon Crusaders

Oregon Crusaders named the members of the corps’ 2019 design staff who will be led by program coordinator Keith Dunton and education and program consultant Daniel Galloway.


Bob Gupta has been announced as the director of Raiders’ new program development team, which among other responsibilities is charged with developing new programs for the corps' parent organziation A+ Education and Performing Arts.

River City Rhythm

River City Rhythm has created a staff interest form for those wishing to work with the corps in 2019.

Santa Clara Vangaurd

Previously serving as corps manager, David Yunis has been named Santa Clara Vanguard's new corps director. Charles Frost, executive director of Vanguard Music and Performing Arts, says of David, “Since the day he arrived, it was clear that he was a great fit for the organization.”

Seattle Cascades

Seattle Cascades will sponsor an open house for all performers in Bonney Lake, Washington on November 17.


As a fundraiser, Shadow is seeking volunteers to help corps members remove seats at Madison’s Camp Randall Stadium, the site of many fond DCI memories.


There will be a Q&A session with Southwind percussion caption head Elanders Frazier the evening of Thursday, November 1.

Spirit of Atlanta

Nominations will be accepted until December 2 for the 2019 class of the Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame.


Troopers are kicking off “Crescendo 11,” a campaign to replace the corps’ well-worn brass instruments with new Yamaha horns.