In This Edition:

• Heat Wave names 2019 drum major
• Incognito reveals title of competitive production
• Color guard auditions for many corps on the horizon
• And more!

7th Regiment

7th Regiment has a few openings in its cymbal line and tuba section. The corps will audition members for those sections and hold its first color guard auditions, April 12-14 in West Haven, Connecticut.

The Academy

Meet The Academy is an annual fundraising dinner, behind-the-scenes tour of the corps’ rehearsal camp, and performance for friends and family members on April 27 in Chandler, Arizona. The reveal of the corps’ 2019 uniforms will be a highlight of this event.

The Battalion

The Battalion has openings for prospective members in all sections and will be hosting a rehearsal weekend April 19-20 in Lehi, Utah.

Blue Devils

Blue Devils celebrate the life of the late Sam Pilafian, a legendary educator and tubist who consulted and worked with the corps’ brass section and instructional staff over the last six years.

Blue Stars

Would you like to stimulate your inner corps chef, but don’t want the responsibility of calling all the shots? Blue Stars is looking for one or two assistant chefs to join the corps on its 2019 summer tour.


Sustaining members of The Shield, Bluecoats’ group of monthly financial donors, will enjoy a first-ever summer reception at the corps’ Innovations in Brass DCI Tour event in Canton, Ohio on June 22.

Boston Crusaders

The Boston Crusaders organization's annual Concert in the Park will be held June 12 at Norman B. Leventhal Park in Boston. Last year’s event raised more than $615,000 for arts organizations serving more than 20,000 greater Boston youth.

The Cadets

Registration for the final round of Cadets color guard auditions will take place April 26 in Horsham, Pennsylvania.


Colts will be holding a rehearsal camp for all sections the weekend of April 26-28 in Dubuque, Iowa. While the brass and percussion sections will be focusing on learning the 2019 show, this event will feature color guard auditions for those returning from various winter programs.


Brass and Brews, a cider, beer, and whiskey tasting fudraiser for Columbians, will be held May 11 in Pasco, Washington.


DCI’s newest Open Class corps has openings for color guard members. An audition camp will be held April 26-28 in Piscataway, New Jersey.


Genesis invites all performers of winter color guard programs to consider the corps for their summer home. Auditions continue April 26-28 in Bastrop, Texas.

Heat Wave

Music education major Matthew Carstensen has been named Heat Wave’s 2019 drum major.


Incognito will be featuring music of Resistance, Starlight, and Hysteria in the corps’ 2019 production, titled “The Muse.”

Louisiana Stars

Louisiana Stars brass arranger Ward Miller arranged “One Shining Moment” for the massed bands of the NCAA Final Four participants. Don't miss this enthusiastic recording of the combined bands from the Final Four weekend.

Madison Scouts

Madison Scouts’ Mad Dash 5K for Music Education will be held Saturday, April 13 in St. Petersburg, Florida. This year’s theme, “Cops N Robbers,” will raise funds for local music programs as well as the Suncoast Police Benevolent Association.

Pacific Crest

May 26 is the date of the Behind the Scenes with Pacific Crest event, which offers a dinner, raffle, live auction, and the opportunity to interact with corps members and staff. The event will take place in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

Phantom Regiment

There are many benefits to becoming a member of Club56, an organization that helps fund Phantom Regiment and other important programs run by the organization.


Raiders color guard auditions will take place April 26-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Four of the corps’ guard instructors just wrapped up the indoor color guard season with a WGI Independent Open Class gold medal.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Find out how to receive an invitation to Santa Clara Vanguard’s “Welcome Home” party for the corps’ legendary Miss Amana food truck, which suffered irreparable damages last summer. The May event will include a free meal prepared on the corps’ new food truck.

Seattle Cascades

The City of Renton, Washington has declared July 6 to be “Drum Corps Day,” when the Seattle Summer Music Games DCI Tour event will be held at Renton Memorial Stadium.


Southwind is accepting new applicants for its color guard and brass sections. An audition and rehearsal weekend will be held April 12-14 in Robertsdale, Alabama.

Spirit of Atlanta

A generous grant from the Georgia Music Foundation will allow several underprivileged youth to attend the three-day Spirit U summer camp, where attendees learn a variety of music and leadership skills and also get to perform alongside members of Spirit of Atlanta.


Troopers needs a variety of volunteers during its spring training rehearsals and throughout its summer tour. Here’s how you can sign up.


Watchmen color guard auditions will be held April 20-21 at the corps weekend rehearsal camp in Bloomington, California.