In This Edition:

• Peek inside Mandarins’ December audition camp
River City Rhythm gets into the holiday spirit on Minnesota Public Radio
• Blue Stars reveal 2020 show title
• And more!

7th Regiment

Fans of 7th Regiment can receive a 15 percent discount and free shipping on Vibes Hi-Fi Earplugs hearing protection.

The Academy

The Academy offers detailed video audition guidelines for those unable to attend an audition camp in person.

Blue Devils

Free shipping is available for residents of the 48 contiguous states on all used System Blue brass instruments.

Blue Knights

A three-day BKXperience audition clinic will be offered by Blue Knights the weekend of December 13-15 in Englewood, Colorado. This event includes audition opportunities for all sections.

Blue Stars

In a recent post over the Thanksgiving holiday, Blue Stars revealed the title of the corps' 2020 competitive production, "Still Life: 20/20."


December 15 is the deadline to submit a video audition for Bluecoats’ brass and percussion lines, and January 3 is the deadline for color guard video auditions.

Boston Crusaders

There are many impressive Boston Crusaders items available for bid during the corps’ annual holiday auction, running live through Sunday, December 8.

The Cadets

There are three different levels to which one can donate to The Cadets during the corps’ annual holiday campaign. The corps is seeking to generate $100,000 by the end of the year.

Carolina Crown

Dr. Theresa Ciardi Sheehan, MD FACP, is Carolina Crown’s new team physician, working with the corps during 2020 spring training and the upcoming season.

The Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have been cleaning out the organization’s closets and have discovered a lot of interesting merchandise that is now available for $20 in a mystery box while supplies last. Recipients are guaranteed at least one item of their selected size, and to receive more than two apparel items of varied sizes. Send in your unboxing video to be entered to win an exclusive prize item from the upcoming 2020 season.

Colt Cadets

Three members of Colt Cadets were featured in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band over Thanksgiving.


Crossmen’s final audition experience camp will be held Sunday, December 8 in Houston. This event is for brass only.


Two audition experience camps remain for those interested in joining Genesis, including weekend events December 13-15 in Pearsall, Texas and January 17-19 in Bastrop, Texas.


Auditions begin for Gold this weekend, December 7-8 in San Diego and will continue January 4-5 in Murrieta, California.

Golden Empire

Golden Empire has a variety of drum corps costumes and props available for purchase, plus winter drum line costumes, tarps, and props.


Battery percussion and brass positions are available at Guardians’ audition experience camps in Texas on December 8 and the weekend of December 20-22. Color Guard auditions will be held on December 14 and the front ensemble auditions will be held December 20-22.

Heat Wave

After the December 7 Heat Wave auditions in Plant City, Florida, the corps will host another audition opportunity December 14 in Hollywood, Florida.

Jersey Surf

Jersey Surf’s year-end fundraising campaign is now underway, supporting the corps’ advance into its 30th season.


Legends auditions for all positions continue in Kalamazoo, Michigan the weekend of December 20-22. New applicants are welcomed to register.

Louisiana Stars

Donors are sought to contribute to Louisiana Stars’ meal opportunities during its December 27-29 audition camp. All sections are still open for auditioning.

Madison Scouts

Don't miss these shots from Madison Scouts' first audition camp in Texas.


Mandarins corps director JW Koester recaps the corps' recent California audition camp in Sacramento.

Music City

Krista Kearney has been appointed Music City’s brass co-caption head, serving alongside Jonathan Valentine. In addition, the corps’ first audition camp starts this weekend, December 6-8 in Nashville, Tennessee. There are openings in all sections.

Pacific Crest

All sections are invited to audition for Pacific Crest the weekend of December 13-15 in Arcadia, California.

Phantom Regiment

Do you need holiday gift ideas for the color guard person in your life? Well, worry no more, as the answers to your concerns are available in the Phantom Regiment holiday gift guide.


Raiders is hosting an open house audition camp December 6-8 in Millville, New Jersey.

River City Rhythm

This past summer, River City Rhythm recorded an arrangement of “What Child is This/Carol of the Bells” for Minnesota Public Radio’s “Taste of the Holidays” CD. Take a listen to the performance.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard is hosting “Exploring Movement in Drum Corps,” a visual master class, on December 21 in Spring, Texas. The class will be especially helpful to brass and percussion members needing dance and movement experience for auditions.

Seattle Cascades

DCI Hall of Famer Frank Williams has joined Seattle Cascades’ staff as an educational consultant.


Shadow’s full-corps audition camp is scheduled for January 17-19 in Oregon, Wisconsin. Check out the corps’ calendar of events for further details.


Southwind’s next audition camp for all sections is December 13-15 in Daphne, Alabama.


Spartans’ 2020 staff includes Mike Rayner as visual caption manager and Gilles Ouellette as visual designer. See who else will be contributing to the defending Open Class Champion’s visual production this coming season.

Spirit of Atlanta

Spirit of Atlanta’s audition camp for brass, percussion, and conductors will be held December 6-8 at Luella High School in Locust Grove, Georgia.


Going international, the Troopers scheduled an audition camp for all sections in Costa Rica the weekend of January 25-26.


Meet Randy Dulaney, Vessel’s brass caption head and arranger and co-show designer for the corps' 2020 season.