The Academy The Academy announced that Ike Jackson will head the corps' percussion program in 2012.
Blue Devils The new "Inside the Blue Devils" DVD, which chronicles the corps' 2011 summer season, is available for only $15 until Thanksgiving.
Blue Stars Blue Stars have hired Tom Santino as brass supervisor and Ryan Mohney as brass caption head for the 2012 season. "We have a history of outstanding brass programs at the Blue Stars, and I have no doubt Tom and Ryan will continue that momentum for the upcoming season and beyond," said Executive Director Brad Furlano.
The Cadets The Cadets' new "Blast From the Past" series features some of videographer Alex Giddings' favorite behind-the-scenes clips from the summer of 2011.
Crossmen Tickets are now on sale for the Crossmen's 2011 awards banquet. The event will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 in San Antonio, Texas.
Jersey Surf Jersey Surf added percussion educators Amy and Matt Savage and visual design/creative specialist Mike Mercadante to the corps' 2012 team of program designers. "With the addition of Amy Savage as our front ensemble arranger and Matt Savage managing our overall percussion education program and arranging for our field percussionists, [we're] looking forward to expanding an area of our organization which has already been one of our strengths," said Executive Director Bob Jacobs.
Madison Scouts Adam Sage will join the 2012 Madison Scouts to head the corps' color guard program. Sage most recently served as caption supervisor and designer with the Carolina Crown from 2009-2011.
Mandarins Mandarins published a roster of their 2012 caption manager staff. "The caption managers who we have retained and appointed represent a wonderful ensemble of talented, energetic and enthusiastic educators," said Director Jim Tabuchi.
Pacific Crest Save up to 50 percent on apparel, media and other items in Pacific Crest's online store during the organization's Halloween-themed "Screaming Deals" sale. Spend $50 or more to receive free shipping.
Phantom Regiment Phantom Regiment launched its annual year-end fundraising campaign this week. As a thank you for donations of more than $60, you will receive a mug commemorating the corps' 2011 show "Juliet."
Pioneer Pioneer released its off-season schedule of rehearsal camps. Camps will take place at Cudahy High School in Cudahy, Wis., with the first camp taking place Nov. 18-20.
Racine Scouts The Racine Scouts are recruiting volunteers to help run a concession stand during Green Bay Packers home games at Lambeau Field. The next scheduled game is Sunday, Oct. 16.
Santa Clara Vanguard Santa Clara Vanguard released additional details about its educational clinic and audition weekends for prospective members. The corps will hold a Texas camp Nov. 18-20 in addition to a California camp Dec. 2-4.
Spirit of Atlanta Spirit of Atlanta will welcome back Andrew Putnam as brass caption head along with his team of instructors in 2012. "Our members will surely benefit from the depth of talent, experience and maturity [Putnam's] team will bring to the field this season," said Executive Director Dr. Todd Snead.
Teal Sound Bo Sodders will serve as Teal Sound's brass caption head for the 2012 season. "We believe he is a first-class educator who will generate excitement for the brass program and someone who will undoubtedly have an impact on the continued success of this drum corps," said Director Cary Byrd.
Troopers Troopers will host their first audition camp of the season in Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 18-20.