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Corps news and announcements

Corps news and announcements

by Drum Corps International

Rehearsal Camps This Weekend
Feb. 19–21, 2010
Rehearsal Camps Next Weekend
Feb. 26–28, 2010
Blue Devils BBlue Devils B
Blue KnightsGlassmen
Boston CrusadersOregon Crusaders
The CadetsSanta Clara Vanguard Cadets
CrossmenVelvet Knights
Dutch Boy 
Genesis*  
Legends 
Oregon Crusaders 
Platinum* 
Racine Scouts 
Revolution 
Santa Clara Vanguard 
Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets 
Spirit of Newark/New Jersey 
Velvet Knights 
*Denotes corps engaged in evaluation process for participation in the 2010 DCI Tour.
The Academy Academy members recently completed their second rehearsal camp of the year. With the color guard section on break for the winter, the brass and percussion sections prepped music for the organization's annual benefit dinner in March as well as the corps' 2010 competitive production. ArizonaAcademy.org
The Cadets The Cadets are back in action this weekend in Woodstown, N.J., for their monthly rehearsal camp. Among the scheduled highlights will be the debut of a new uniform for the corps by DeMoulin Brothers and Company which was recently announced as an exclusive provider for the Cadets and the U.S. Scholastic Band Association. YEA.org
Cascades The Cascades recently completed a three-day rehearsal camp. Corps members continued to forge ahead on visual and musical techniques, while volunteers were on hand throughout the weekend to inventory and organize the organization's souvenir booth. SeattleCascades.org
Colts The Colts wrapped up their February rehearsal camp last weekend at Washington Middle School in Dubuque, Iowa. "During the ensemble performance on Sunday there was a feeling of electricity within the gymnasium as the members performed for a standing-room-only, audience," said Mike Grimes, Colts operations director, in a post on the corps' Web site. Colts.org
Mandarins After a 12-years hiatus, the Mandarins' winter guard returned to the floor performing on Feb. 6 in Modesto, Calif. Mandarins.org
Teal Sound Teal Sound Director Randy Blackburn is interviewed in a new video on the corps' Web site. Discussing the group's past successes and future goals as a World Class corps beginning in 2010, Blackburn says: "People out there will have a really good opportunity to see what that future of World Class is this year. You'll start noticing some changes this year and then the following year in 2011, and following that in 2012. … Somebody said to me the other day, 'Well they better watch out if they say we can use pyrotechnics, because we're liable to blow up the field.'" TealSound.org
Velvet Knights The Velvet Knights are looking to drum up support to replace an aging equipment trailer which has weathered more than 20,000 miles since the corps returned to competition in 2007. VKYAO.org