In This Edition...

• Jersey Surf reinstates cymbal line
• Phantom Regiment reveals 2019 production
• Legends names 2019 design staff members
• Plus much more!

7th Regiment

7th Regiment scheduled a free audition experience camp in Montville, Connecticut on November 18.

Blue Stars

Blue Stars are about halfway to raising the funds needed for the corps’ new kitchen trailer. Here’s how you can contribute.


It’s been big news that the Bluecoats horn line is featured on Trevor Yuile’s soundtrack for the “Starlink: Battle for Atlas” video game. This entertaining video presents some behind-the-scenes looks at the recording session.

Boston Crusaders

The 2018 Boston Crusaders percussion section will be performing next week at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, presenting “A Day in the Life of a DCI Percussion Section.” However, the line has raised not quite 50% of the funds necessary to attend. In the final week, you can help the line achieve its fundraising goal by making a donation to the cause.

The Cadets

The Cadets’ 2019 percussion staff will again be led by DCI Hall of Fame member Tom Aungst, who says, “The best way to grow as a program is to expand and find staff who have different experiences outside of The Cadets, but at the same time understand the importance of working together as a team.”

Carolina Crown

Brace yourselves; Carolina Crown has released the latest design to join its annual Ugly Sweater Collection.

Heat Wave

Heat Wave's audition experience camp for the upcoming season will be held December 8-9 in Bushnell, Florida.


Director Aaron Zellinger and assistant director Andrea Robinson will be leading Impulse through the 2019 season.

Jersey Surf

Jersey Surf's cymbal line is set to make a return to the corps' percussion section in 2019.


Legends revealed the new and returning members of the corps' 2019 design staff.

Madison Scouts

Meet the members of the Madison Scouts' 2019 visual instruction team.


Mandarins have announced the members of the corps’ 2019 percussion staff. According to percussion caption manager Darren VanDerpoel, “There is a unified energy and fire to build upon the success of the last two seasons and set new records for the Mandarins.”

Pacific Crest

Caption head Sean Phelan and arranger and supervisor Brad Kerr Green will be leading the Pacific Crest brass caption. Read the bios about the entire brass staff.

Phantom Regiment

For the 2019 season, Phantom Regiment will celebrate bold and empowered women through the eyes of Joan of Arc.


Bryan H. Jenner, who has 44 years experience in the drum corps activity, has joined Raiders as operations manager.

Santa Clara Vangaurd

You can sign up work one or more shifts of Vanguard’s annual Gift Wrap-A-Palooza fundraiser at Santa Clara’s Westfield Valley Fair Mall, December 1 through Christmas Eve.

Seattle Cascades

Clark Gardner, who marched as a member of the Sky Ryders, Star of Indiana, and Brass Theater, has joined Seattle Cascades as an ensemble consultant.


Shadow released a new recruitment video geared toward prospective performers who would like to join the Wisconsin-based Open Class corps in 2019.


The Troopers' "Christmas Sled" is coming November 23-December 15, loaded with handcrafted products made by Trooper fans, parents, and alums.


Vessel announces Henry Gillard as the corps’ new percussion caption head for the 2019 season. Gillard has marched with Blue Devils and was the 2018 percussion caption head for Oregon Crusaders.