In This Edition:

• Mandarins posts year in review
• Watchmen appoints new brass caption head
• Madison Scouts names color guard staff
• And more!

The Academy

Here’s a taste of what went on at The Academy’s recent drum major educational clinic and audition camp.

Blue Devils

Blue Devils corps director Pat Seidling talks about how the corps has outgrown its present food truck and why the organization needs to upgrade its food service operation.

Blue Devils B

Blue Devils B auditions are set to take place December 15-16 in Concord, California.

Blue Knights

As a fundraiser, the Ibanez acoustic electric guitar that was featured in Blue Knights’ 2018 production has been put up for auction.

The Cadets

Director Scott Litzenberg talks about how the 2018 corps came together to move the ensemble forward to The Cadets’ 85th anniversary year of 2019.

The Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are searching for a new executive director after Chris Lugo stepped away from the post at the beginning of December to pursue other ventures.


Crossmen is looking to supplement the corps’ summer tour team with a variety of positions, including food manager, nutrition consultant, tour assistant, athletic trainer, assistant merchandise manger, drivers, and more.


Genesis will continue auditions at its January rehearsal camp which has a new date of the 18th through the 20th.


Alex Blue V, who has instructed a number of drum corps, is the new program design coordinator for the Guardians.

Madison Scouts

Madison Scouts highlighted the corps' roster of 2019 color guard staffers, led by caption manager Michael Turner.


This eight-minute video relives the wonder of Mandarins’ historic 2018 season.

Music City

Already getting 2019 underway, Music City posted this gallery from the corps' December audition camp.

Oregon Crusaders

Oregon Crusaders recently added two new individuals to the organization's board of directors.


The 2019 Raiders color guard staff will be led by new caption head and designer Lindell Palmer.

Santa Clara Vanguard

You can become one of Santa Clara Vanguard’s elves by volunteering to wrap gifts at Westfield Valley Fair Mall in California from now through December 24.

Seattle Cascades

Materials for Seattle Cascades’ drum major auditions are now available for download. Auditions for the corps will continue December 14-16.


Due to a housing conflict, the Southwind audition camp originally scheduled for December 14-16 has been rescheduled to January 4-6.


Troopers have employment opportunities for a food services assistant, athletic trainer, and drivers.

Vanguard Cadets

The Vanguard Cadets audition camp will be held December 14-16 in San Jose, California.


Stephanie Rittenhouse, who served on Watchmen’s brass staff three of prior five seasons, is the corps’ new brass caption head for 2019.