The Academy Jan. 3, 2008
The Academy announced a new partnership with Jupiter Band Instruments. The Academy has chosen to perform on Jupiter Quantum Marching Brass, Mapex Quantum Marching Drums and Majestic Quantum Field Percussion beginning with the 2008 Drum Corps International competitive season.
Phantom Regiment Jan. 9, 2008
Phantom Regiment announced a new partnership with DEG/Dynasty USA Music Products. Under a three-year agreement, the corps will utilize DEG/Dynasty USA percussion equipment in all field and stage performances, and appear in clinics and special performances on behalf of the company.
The Cadets Jan. 14, 2008
In 2008 on the brink of the organization's 75th anniversary, the Cadets are calling all former corps members to join as part of the new Cadets Alumni Association. A chance to be up-to-date on the latest news, networking opportunities and special events, Cadets alums can join online at to receive special benefits.
Blue Devils Jan. 15, 2008
The Blue Devils and drum stick, mallet and percussion accessory manufacturer Pro-Mark Corporation earlier this week announced a new collaborative partnership. Blue Devils Executive Director David Gibbs said in a release about the relationship: "The Blue Devils have a system of education and performance excellence that will now be available in collaboration with Pro-Mark. This relationship will be the first of its kind and Pro-Mark is uniquely equipped to partner with our organization. The Blue Devils and Pro-Mark plan on sharing our combined 100 years of experience and system of excellence in a new and exciting series of products."
Spartans Jan. 15, 2008
The Spartans appointed Jessica Popik as the corps' drum major for the 2008 season. Popik attends the University of Masaschusettts/Lowell as a clarinet performance major. She returns to the corps after being a member of the brass section in 2006.
Madison Scouts Jan. 15, 2008
The Madison Scouts announced the return of Roger Carter and Andy Bliss to lead the corps' percussion team in 2008. Carter said in an announcement on the corps' Web site that a goal for 2008 is to welcome several new and upcoming instructors to work with members of last year's staff.
Troopers Jan. 16, 2007
The Troopers announced the title of their 2008 production, "The Ironhorse Express," which will feature the music of Eric Whitacre, Sean O'Loughlin, John Mackey, Richard Saucedo and William Gordon. Troopers fans can download computer wallpapers in the theme of the program on the corps' Web site.