Billy Silva, a Blue Stars tenor drummer from 2004-2006 and 2009, recently spent time in Haiti, helping to rebuild the country after its destructive earthquake. His work helping others was recently featured on the news program "Oklahoma Horizon."
Check out some new performance clips of the Boston Crusaders brass section from the corps' April rehearsal camp in a new video posted on the DCI Fan Network. The corps will make its public debut performance on May 15 in Bradenton, Fla.
You can listen to a new audio snippet of the Cadets' 2010 production "Toy Souldier," recorded at the corps' April rehearsal camp. The corps will unveil its complete production on Sunday, May 30, during a special event in Pompton Plains, N.J.
Carolina Crown developed a new three-year sponsorship with Wernick Musical Instruments, specifically to use the company's electronic Xylosynth instrument. "Xylosynth has allowed me to expand the depth of my arrangements, and I am very excited to incorporate this technology into our setup at Carolina Crown," said front ensemble arranger Andrew Markworth.
The Cavaliers will host their annual pre-season barbeque on Saturday, May 29 in Lisle, Ill. Along with dinner, attendees will have the chance to preview the corps' 2010 production "Mad World."
The Colts recapped the performances from their Spring Debut in a new video posted online. The Colts and Colt Cadets performed at the event along with partner programs of the organization including the Pandemonium steel drum band and the Dubuque Senior High Color Guard.
Glassmen brass coordinator Keith Hallas recently traveled to China as a featured speaker at the Chinese Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Festival. The four-day event features concert and marching bands along with a symposium for Chinese music educators.
Madison Scouts alum James Foley, has been promoted to Warrant Officer in the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. Foley is one of four Scouts alums who serve in the Marines as part of "The Commandant's Own."
The Mandarins' recently released spring update video includes an interview with corps drum majors Chris Honda and Boyce Jeffries.
Phantom Regiment is mourning the loss of two corps alums, Concetta (Savino) Culp ('96-'97) and John Seay ('05-'06).