IN THIS EDITION:
• Vanguard staff and alums take part in "Empowering Women Through Percussion" discussion
• Blue Devils encourages everyone to rock the vote
• Madison Scouts line up six hours of programming for "Walk On" telethon
• And more!
With the cancelation of the 2020 DCI Tour, DCI's performing ensembles are in need of your assistance. A donation of any amount to the organizations of your choice will go a long way to ensure that we will #MarchOn for the benefit of some of the best and brightest young adults across the globe!
The Academy will host a free introductory webinar about the corps' audition process on Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m. PT.
Registration is now open for The Battalion's virtual educational BEX Clinics.
In the lead-up to Election Day, Blue Devils put out a PSA on the importance of everyone getting out to vote.
Never a member of the Blue Knights drum corps, Lisa Krider has followed a unique path to perform as part of the Denver organization.
Blue Stars' mystery merchandise bundles are back, now stocked with fall- and winter-wear items.
If you're in need of the perfect Halloween getup, Bluecoats is selling costuming from the corps' last several years of productions at up to 70% off for a limited time only.
Don't miss this video of the Boston Crusaders horn line on dark mode in the lot.
Cadets' virtual hall of fame induction ceremony will take place this Saturday, October 17.
Carolina Crown's unisex performance jogger pants are now available for order.
Carolina Gold's second online brass educational clinic will take place November 9.
Colts' "Red Zone" virtual instruction/audition program gives participants the opportunity to receive one-on-one attention from the organization's instructional staff.
Matthew Black is the newest addition to Crossmen's design staff in a newly-created position of sound and audio designer.
Be on the lookout for the next installment of Genesis' "Cookin' with Ben" on YouTube. Episode three of the ongoing series will teach you how to make the corps' buffalo chicken ranch pasta.
Using Esports as a unique fundraiser to help repair and replace instruments, Guardians will host its Halloween Rocket League Tournament on October 31 with a $15-per-player entry fee and a $100 cash prize on the line.
The final installment of Impulse's Facebook live watch parties will cover the corps' 2019 production with a panel of staff and corps members on Saturday, October 17.
Episode six of Jersey Surf's "Self-Care Sunday" video series tackles tips for managing stress.
The Madison Scouts Alumni Association will host “Walk On” a six-hour virtual fundraising telethon on Saturday, October 24, beginning at 5 p.m. CT. A goal of $83,000, as a nod to the corps’ 83rd year, will directly support scholarships for the Madison Scouts.
This week the Mandarins reached way back into the video archive, pulling this clip of the corps from the 1976 Precision West contest in Pleasant Hill, California.
The deadline to register for Music City's Topgolf Invitational fundraising event is Friday, October 16.
Pacific Crest is participating in the Target Circle program. A vote for the corps can help direct Target's giving to the organization.
Head back to the lot with Phantom Regiment in this video from the corps' trip to Indianapolis for the 2017 DCI World Championships.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Santa Clara Vanguard percussion designer Sandi Rennick and several SCV alums were part of a Marching Arts Education roundtable discussion on "Empowering Women Through Percussion."
Seattle Cascades’ leadership recently wrapped up a virtual board meeting and retreat. “We spent the last two days refining our plans for the upcoming season and laying out the longer-term strategic goals for Northwest Youth Music Association and the Seattle Cascades,” the corps posted to Facebook.
Registration is now open for the Spartans Virtual Training Program. The corps says, "This free program will include video tutorials, live masterclasses, individual feedback, group instruction, virtual performance opportunities, and more, preparing you for your 2021 band, color guard, and drum corps seasons!"
Spirit of Atlanta
Spirit of Atlanta corps director Chris Moore celebrated a birthday this week.
Led by caption managers Manuel Ruiz and Roberto Morales, Troopers named the members of the corps’ 2021 color guard staff. "Each of these individuals bring a wealth of experience to the Troopers,” director Kristy Jackson said.