The Cadets

The Cadets are just over one week away from their March 15 open house at Woodstown High School in Woodstown, N.J. The organization is inviting corps alumni, family members, donors, volunteers and fans to join the corps as they wrap up their weekend rehearsal camp and give a special performance at this event which will be free and open to the public.

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The Cascades appointed former Spokane Thunder drum major Skylar Belfry, and second-year Cascades member Erica Buege, to lead as drum majors in the corps' 2009 return to Drum Corps International competition.


Jersey Surf

Jersey Surf alum Alex Ozenberger walked away with $50,000 in winnings after competing on a March 4 episode of the television game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." Unsure of a $100,000 question about Civil War battle sites, Ozenberger refrained from taking a stab at the answer, choosing instead to head home with the guaranteed $50,000 he had already won.

Madison Scouts

During the corps' February rehearsal camp, the Madison Scouts recorded a selection from their 2009 program "Rel?ˇmpago" that will be incorporated as a preview feature in Drum Corps International's 2009 spring cinema event "The Countdown," airing in theaters nationwide on May 13.



The Mandarins recognized Jim Tashima and Mary Purvis for 14 years of volunteer service. Tashima and Purvis retired last month from the Mandarins' administrative staff as personnel and uniform manager respectively.


Phantom Regiment

Former Phantom Regiment director Bob Stolberg passed away on March 1. Joining the corps as a member in 1957, Stolberg later was one of the original members of the organization's board of directors and served as corps director for several years in the early 1970s.


Santa Clara Vanguard

Former Blue Devils front ensemble arranger and instructor Jeff Lee will join the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2009 to compose and coordinate the "electronic presence" in the corps' competitive program, "Ballet for Martha."

Santa Clara Vanguard drum major Stephanie Lee, will be assisted by second-year corps member Ronny Sunnaa. "This summer, I plan to savor every moment I can with my 149 brothers and sisters, as well as continue the tradition of excellence, integrity and innovation that is Santa Clara. I'm excited to be working with Ronny, as he is an excellent conductor and leader and I have no doubt we'll be a great team," said Lee.