The Academy The Academy wants you to get involved with its fundraiser taking place as part of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. The Birdies for Charity Program annually raises more than $5,000 for the corps.
Blue Stars Blue Stars are looking for a few additional volunteers to help with uniform fittings at the corps' upcoming rehearsal camp.
Bluecoats Bluecoats posted information about access to a special block of hotel rooms and the corps' season-ending awards banquet at the 2014 DCI World Championships this August in Indianapolis.
The Cadets The Cadets' George Hopkins accepted a four-year contract extension to continue serving as drum corps director and CEO of the Youth Education in the Arts (YEA) organization. "Mr. Hopkins has been at the helm since the early 1980s, and it is pretty amazing to us all that he keeps the pace he does," YEA Board of Directors Chairman Michael Kehoss said.
Carolina Crown Carolina Crown has a number of internship positions that it is looking to fill for its 2014 summer touring season.
Cascades Cascades posted a new recruitment video featuring interviews with staff and corps members about marching in a drum corps.
The Cavaliers The Cavaliers are mourning the loss of longtime volunteer and bus driver Linda Vega Fedorchak. "This incredible woman was much more than just a corps bus driver; she became a mother to me while I was on tour and a friend to me forever," Cavaliers alum Kevin Nevsimal said.
Crossmen Crossmen will be hosting auditions for a third drum major position at its upcoming Drum Major eXperience and Audition Camp Jan. 24-26.
Genesis Genesis announced a new partnership with Salyers Percussion. The corps will perform exclusively with the company's drum sticks and mallets in 2014.
Gold Gold's first audition camp of 2014 takes place this Sunday in San Diego.
Jersey Surf Jersey Surf revealed details about its 2014 production "Pay it Forward" which the corps says will convey a timely social message. "Beyond the competition field and performance stage, we encourage our members to stand tall as leaders in their lives, in their schools and communities," Executive Director Bob Jacobs said. "This season's musical and visual program gives us the opportunity to take the character education and leadership-by-example concepts and our 'Share the Love' organizational philosophy one step further, by illustrating the 'Pay it Forward' message through the unique artistic medium known as competitive drum corps."
Madison Scouts This week the movie "Lone Survivor" will be released in theaters across the country. Recounting the covert mission of four Navy SEALs charged with neutralizing a high-level al-Qaeda operative, the movie is based on a book which served as much of the inspiration behind the Madison Scouts' 2013 production, "Corps of Brothers – 75 Years of Survival."
Mandarins Mandarins appointed drum majors Barrett Juhrend and Jesus Perez to lead the corps through its 2014 season.
Oregon Crusaders Oregon Crusaders Director Mike Quillen has been promoted to executive director of the organization. From a release on the corps' website: "Mike's long history in drum corps, his dedication since the rebirth of the Oregon Crusaders organization in 2007 (and before), his management skills and personality, and his family's unparalleled support of the whole OC family make Mike the perfect fit [for this newly created position]."
Pioneer After the recent passing of DCI Hall of Fame member Gary Czapinski, Pioneer Director Roman Blenski shared some fond memories of the man in a blog post on the corps' website.
Raiders Raiders posted a complete roster of its 2014 instructional staff members.
Santa Clara Vanguard Santa Clara Vanguard is seeking a part-time manager to handle administrative needs of the organization's winter percussion program.
Spirit of Atlanta Spirit of Atlanta posted a new video recapping the corps' December rehearsal camp and goals for the 2014 summer season.
Thunder Thunder will host an informational open house for prospective corps members on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Spokane, Wash.