In This Edition:

• The Battalion reveals roster of 2019 educational staff
• Crusaders brings music to Boys & Girls Club of East Boston
• Looks inside recent audition camps
• And more!

7th Regiment

7th Regiment battery percussion manager Chris Lawler will be joined by corps battery arranger Alex Beltran for a marching percussion clinic sponsored by the Percussive Arts Society Connecticut Chapter the morning of Sunday, December 9, in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

The Academy

The Academy's last audition event for brass and drum majors will be conducted December 7-9 in Casa Grande, Arizona.

The Battalion

Read about the members of The Battalion’s 2019 educational staff. “This is the team that will prepare our students to compete and perform at the highest levels of our activity,” program director Mark Hartman said.

Blue Devils

Members of the 2018 Blue Devils recently had their season-ending awards banquet in Walnut Creek, California.

Blue Knights

Check out these photos from Blue Knights’ recent Denver audition camps.

Blue Stars

See all the wished-for items on Blue Stars’ new kitchen Christmas list.


Bluecoats’ final audition camp is being held December 8-9 in Smyrna, Georgia.

Boston Crusaders

Boston Crusaders and parent organization Inspire Arts & Music are bringing the gift of music to the students of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston through new percussion classes.

The Cadets

The Cadets posted an emotional video in memory of Dave Shaw, a corps alum, super corps supporter, and famed chronicler of the drum corps activity who passed away this week.


As part of the corps' #GivingTuesday campaign, Colts recently raised more than $20,000 in 24 hours for new equipment and kitchen trailers.


Columbians will conduct the corps’ last audition camp of the season December 8 in Kennewick, Washington.


These photos from Crossmen’s recent audition experience camps demonstrate the corps’ anticipation of the 2019 season.


The December 9 Rio Grande Valley audition and educational clinic for Genesis will now be held at Austin Middle School in San Juan, Texas.


Brighten your holidays with a Christmas stocking from Gold.


One tenor drum spot and a few openings in the front ensemble percussion section are still available for those interested in joining Incognito for the corps' 2019 season.

Louisiana Stars

Louisiana Stars announced a color guard only December camp in Lafayette, Louisiana the weekend of December 28-29.


The 2019 Mandarins wall calendar in chock full of photos from the corps’ historic 2018 season, as well as a monthly recipe contributed by a corps volunteer.

Phantom Regiment

The dropping temperatures, a 30 percent off sale, and free shipping for the month of December make this a perfect time to purchase a Phantom Regiment beanie cap.

River City Rhythm

You can still register to attend this weekend’s River City Rhythm educational clinics in Waukesha, Wisconsin and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard posted photos from recent audition camps held in three different states.

Seattle Cascades

Seattle Cascades posted a rehearsal camp location update for December 14-16 in Everett, Washington.


Southwind posted a new recruitment video to catch the interest of prospective members interested in joining the corps for its 2019 season.


In memory of George H.W. Bush, Spartans shared a photo of the corps marching past the reviewing stand of the 1989 Presidential Inaugural Parade.


New items are being added almost every day to the Troopers Christmas Sled, including special Troopers merchandise such as custom-made corps pillows, ornaments, and blankets.


Auditions will be held December 9 in Ontario, California for Vessel’s second season. Those ages 14-21 are welcome to come out and learn more about the new organization.


On December 15, Watchmen will hold its 2019 season opener/audition/meet-and-greet in Riverside, California. In addition to meeting the staff, attendees will hear about the corps’ extended 2019 summer tour.