The Academy The Academy's annual fundraising benefit in March, raised a much needed $20,000 that will directly benefit the organization. If you'd like to add on to that $20k benchmark, the corps is still accepting donations through its website.
Blue Devils B Blue Devils B is still looking for a limited number of brass players to fill open positions in its horn line for the 2012 season. The corps is also recruiting for its color guard section that will begin rehearsals Sunday, April 29.
The Cadets 1983 Cadets alum Caryn Goebel recently began publishing a series of feature articles showcasing significant moments in Cadets history at YEA.org. One of her latest installments details the efforts made in 1980 to take a corps struggling in the winter months to recruit members, to the DCI World Championship Finals that summer in Birmingham, Ala.
Cascades The Cascades will re-locate the remainder of their off-season rehearsal camps and first week of spring training at a new location, Naches Valley Middle School in Washington.
The Cavaliers The Cavaliers organization will host two "Chop Sessions" for budding percussionists coming up on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, May 6, in the Chicagoland area. The corps bills these educational events as "intensive prep sessions geared toward students looking to continue developing their individual skills throughout the spring, in preparation for marching band, drum corps and winter drum line auditions."
Crossmen New Crossmen and Drum Corps International co-branded logo apparel is now available to purchase from the corps' online store. New designs for 2012 can be found on T-shirts and hoodie sweatshirts.
Glassmen Tickets are now on sale for the Glassmen All-Star Review DCI Tour event. The show will take place on Wednesday, July 11, at Doyt Perry Stadium on the campus of Bowling Green (Ohio) State University. The lineup will include the Glassmen, Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, Bluecoats, Teal Sound, Legends and Blue Saints.
Gold Gold's 2012 production "Different," will be "an 11 ½ minute all-original show that celebrates diversity and tolerance." "This year's show will hopefully transcend what we do on the field," Director Dr. Donald Flaherty said. "Our goal is start a conversation about the importance of celebrating our differences. "
Jersey Surf Jersey Surf will present a patriotic "We the People" tribute over Memorial Day Weekend in Sicklerville, N.J. As part of the event that will feature a dramatic display of more than 1,000 American flags, will be addresses by several dignitaries along with a special performance by the Jersey Surf. Visit JerseySurf.org to learn how you can support this event with the purchase of a flag.
Madison Scouts Madison Scouts alums will be hosting the 12th annual "Rockin' for a Cure" on Saturday, April 21, in Madison, Wis. The musical charity event founded in 2000 by the late Scouts alum Steve Weekes, raises funds for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Association Wisconsin Chapter.
Phantom Regiment Learn more about Phantom Regiment's 2012 production, "Turandot" in a video interview with visual designer Jamey Thompson.
Santa Clara Vanguard Santa Clara Vanguard's winter color guard and percussion programs will be competing over the next two weekends at the WGI Sport of the Arts World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
Spirit of Newark/New Jersey Spirit of New Jersey will open the Spirit Prep Charter High School for Music in September of 2012. According to the organization: "The school features the most up to date and innovative approach to education-blended learning. Through blended learning, students will be able to learn individually, in small groups and with larger classes. It is a personalize environment that will encourage all students to succeed."
Teal Sound Auditions for the Teal Sound color guard section will take place April 27-29, at Orange Park High School in Orange, Park, Fla. Register to attend on the corps' website.