IN THIS EDITION:
• Genesis appoints 2021 drum major team
• U.S. Army performs Blue Devils' "Ditty"
• 60 years of Cavaliers percussion history in 60 minutes
• And more!
With the cancelation of the 2020 DCI Tour and 2021 serving as a "bridge" to Drum Corps International's 50th anniversary 2022 season, 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!
Time is running out to register for 7th Regiment's Symposium #1, an online educational event taking place January 16.
The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" recently put out a virtual performance of Blue Devils' classic drum line warm-up "Ditty."
Blue Knights are mourning the loss of alum John Huff who passed away last week at the age of 50. Huff is a founding member of the Utah-based a cappella group, Voice Male.
Bluecoats surpassed a $350k fundraising goal set after the cancelation of the 2020 DCI Tour. The corps posted on its website: "This funding has helped us to fulfill our refund obligations and keep the Bluecoats organization alive and operating."
Masks and hand sanitizer is back in stock at the Boston Crusaders online store.
A gift to donors as part of the corps' holiday campaign, The Cadets still have a limited number of holiday ornaments left in stock.
Registration is now open for Carolina Gold auditions.
The replay of The Cavaliers percussion section's session from the 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, "Zero to Sixty: The Cavaliers Past, Present, Future," is now available for viewing in its entirety.
Colts have an inventory of used brass and percussion instruments available for sale.
Colt Cadets is currently recruiting students for summer activities.
Crossmen's first virtual brass rehearsal camp of 2021 will take place Sunday, January 24.
Genesis named the members of the corps' 2021 drum major team. Interestingly all four of their primary instruments are woodwinds.
Heat Wave virtual auditions get underway January 16.
Madison Scouts video audition applicants have access to a wide-variety of educational resources at their fingertips.
Mandarins threw things back this week to the corps' 2005 production, "Loves Me... Loves Me Not..."
Missed Pacific Crest's January 10 audition deadline? No worries. The corps will continue accepting applications until all spots in the corps are filled.
Phantom Regiment has a newly-launched Facebook page that you can follow for the latest educational opportunities from the corps.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Santa Clara Vanguard's executive team penned a year-end letter that gives a look back at the highlights of 2020 and a look ahead at what's in store for the organization in 2021.
Cascade Summit is the Seattle Cascades' newly-launched educational platform for current and prospective members.
Shadow's snare drum master class "Detailing the Shadow Approach" will take place via Zoom video conference on Friday, January 15.
Spirit of Atlanta
Spirit of Atlanta's Virtual Audition Preparation Camp is on tap for January 16.