The Academy Former Santa Clara Vanguard staff member Murray Gusseck will join the percussion staff of the Academy in 2011. Gusseck is a former student of Academy caption head Glen Crosby.
Blue Devils Auditions for the Blue Devils Open Guard will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17 in Martinez, Calif. and Oct. 24 in Concord. 'A' Guard rehearsals will begin on Oct. 5.
Blue Knights Blue Knights are getting the word out about the Friendship Cup Marching Band Competition Saturday, Oct. 2 in Englewood, Colo. Following the performances of 28 bands will be the annual competition between the Naval and Air Force Academy Drum Corps.
Bluecoats Earlier this month the Bluecoats announced their 2011 instructional staff leaders who are all returning from last season. "After an amazing season for our organization in 2010, we couldn't be more proud to bring back this wonderful group of designers and educators," said Executive Director David Glasgow.
The Cadets Thirty members of the 2010 Cadets percussion section will head to Indianapolis to take part in the Percussive Arts Society International Convention Nov. 10-13. The group will be featured as part of an educational clinic led by percussion caption supervisors Ian Moyer and Colin McNutt.
Carolina Crown Carolina Crown lent a helping hand to Virginia's Powhatan High School after the marching band lost its equipment to a trailer fire. The corps loaned its percussion, brass instruments and color guard equipment to the band. The local NBC station was there when they made the delivery.
Crossmen Mykail Costner has joined the staff of the Crossmen to serve as color guard caption head and designer. Costner's drum corps background includes time on the staffs of the Santa Clara Vanguard, Crossmen and Glassmen. Crossmen.org
Pacific Crest Key members of Pacific Crest's design team gathered in Anaheim, Calif. last Saturday to start planning the corps' 2011 production.
Revolution Ron Ellis has joined the staff of Revolution where he will serve as brass caption supervisor. Outside of the drum corps activity Ellis is the director of the University of Texas San Antonio Marching Band.
Santa Clara Vanguard Bargains aplenty in Santa Clara, Calif. as the Vanguard is selling a variety of percussion, brass and color guard equipment. Check out the complete inventory on the corps' website.
Spirit Spirit will kickoff the 2011 season at a gathering on Sunday, Oct. 17 at the 5 Seasons Brewery in Sandy Springs, Ga. Those attending can RSVP through the corps' Facebook page.
Velvet Knights Velvet Knights are accepting resumes for educational staff positions with the corps for the 2011 season. VK will also be offering credited internships for recently graduated members "not quite ready to take on the full responsibility of a caption position who still want to be involved in the educational team, while training with others."