IN THIS EDITION:
• Genesis percussionists get back in the groove
• Blue Stars recognized as part of cultural organization grant program
• Vanguard chats with the mayor of Santa Clara
• And more!
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Visual designer Ian Flint will present “The Business of Drill Design” in one of the latest sessions from the corps’ 7th Regiment Performing Arts Academy series.
The Academy took a look back this week to the corps' 2019 "The Bridge Between" production.
The Battalion has been taking questions about the corps' audition experience on Instagram.
Blue Devils front ensemble caption head Brian Dinkel will present as part of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Friday, August 13.
The upcoming BKXperience clinic will have a unique social component to it. The corps says, " All Zoomed out? We are too. That’s why we’ll be holding our BKXConnect in a unique virtual environment, using avatars and integrated video chat to simulate real life conversation!"
Blue Stars have been recognized as part of the State of Wisconsin's COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program. “The Blue Stars are thrilled to be one of the 385 Wisconsin arts organizations receiving grants as part of the COVID-19 Cultural Grant Program,” executive director Brad Furlano said. “ Like many arts organizations, the current pandemic has had a devastating effect on our organization, and this grant will help us recover as we prepare for the future.”
Multi-Grammy award-winning artist Robert 'Sput' Searight will be a featured percussion keynote speaker at the Bluecoats School of the Arts “Symposium I” educational seminar event November 21-22.
Save the date for Boston Crusaders’ first-ever Jingle Jam holiday celebration on Sunday, December 6. In a live Facebook broadcast, the corps will kick off the holiday season with musical performances, exclusive gifts, and the induction of the organization’s newest hall of fame class.
If you're already shopping for the holidays, don't miss The Cadets' two mystery T-shirts plus two accessories for $20 promotion.
Crown's ugly holiday sweaters are back for 2020. Buy it the first available weekend to save $5.
The Cavaliers' percussion section will be performing virtually as part of the 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Convention Saturday, November 14. Here's what went into mixing the audio for the session.
Colts have been spotlighting students who are taking part in the corps' Red Zone virtual instruction and audition program.
Members of the Genesis percussion section were back together and drumming the weekend of November 6 for a special recording project that the corps has been working on since the cancelation of the 2020 DCI Tour in March.
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Guardians will host virtual town hall meetings on November 18 and 29 to talk about the corps' plans for 2021 and beyond.
The next Impulse watch party on Saturday, November 14 will feature a panel discussion with horn sergeants from throughout the corps’ history. Topics will include “what made the leadership position special, unique, zany and more.”
As part of the corps' MadU educational platform, the Madison Scouts have developed a new set of courses geared specifically toward band directors, designers and aspiring creatives in the marching arts. Each course includes six, one-hour group sessions and two one-on-one consultations between the student and course instructor.
Mandarins threw it back this week to a 2010 video of the corps performing in a joint Veterans Day concert with the Sacramento Youth Symphony Premier Orchestra.
Save $10 on orders of $50 or more through the weekend at the Pacific Crest online store.
Phantom Regiment has an impressive group of corps alumni who are active duty or Armed Forces veterans.
Santa Clara Vanguard
In a Facebook live video on Friday, November 13, interim executive director Jeremy Van Wert will sit down with Santa Clara, California mayor Lisa Gillmor to talk about the Vanguard organization and how it has been affected during the coronavirus pandemic.
Seattle Cascades is hard at work developing educational opportunities for 2021. Fill out this survey to get the latest info.
Shadow welcomes two Portland-area educators, Tim Heichelheim and Eben A Fernando Heldreth, to serve as brass coordinators.
Spartans is gearing up to create a number of virtual performance opportunities for battery percussion students. Here's how you can get involved.
Originally published in honor of Memorial Day, Troopers re-posted this video about America's "Greatest Generation."