In This Edition ...

• Colts appoint new percussion team

• Spartans alum awarded $2.6 million research grant

• Wisconsin corps name new assistant directors

• Plus much more!

The Academy

Lee Beddis has been named the Academy’s new percussion caption supervisor. Beddis’ instructional experience includes work with the Madison Scouts, Star of Indiana, Phantom Regiment, Glassmen and Carolina Crown.

The Battalion

In a flashback to the summer of 2016, the Battalion posted more than 100 photos from the corps’ first public performance on June 21.

Blue Devils

Check out this deleted scene from the television docu-series “Clash of the Corps,” in which a member of the Blue Devils offers financial advice to another.

Blue Stars

Blue Stars appointed Lizzie Miller as assistant corps director. Miller is a former drum major of the corps, receiving the 2015 Blue Stars “Member of the Year” award.


This week Bluecoats added new personnel to its instructional staff including an assistant music ensemble coordinator and battery percussion coordinator.

Boston Crusaders

Boston Crusaders is requesting input for a survey being conducted about the corps’ uniforms. Participants will be invited to enter a giveaway for an Amazon gift card.

The Cadets

If you missed the first installment of the new television docu-series “Clash of the Corps” featuring the Cadets this week, the corps tells you how you can catch up.

Carolina Crown

Carolina Crown introduces its 2017 color guard instructional staff and creative team.


Colts named the members of its 2017 percussion instructional staff.

Colt Cadets

The Colts organization has announced David Alford as Colt Cadets’ new director. "I'm overjoyed for this opportunity to work for the Colts organization after it gave me such a rewarding and life-changing experience as a member," Alford said.


A variety of practice and show flags utilized by the Crossmen color guard section over the past several years are available for purchase on the corps’ website.

Madison Scouts

Madison Scouts alums David Lofy and Eric Perry have joined the corps’ leadership team as assistant director and program assistant, respectively.

Oregon Crusaders

Oregon Crusaders announced audition camp dates in Portland, Los Angeles and Houston for prospective 2017 members.

Pacific Crest

During the Halloween season, sales of this Pacific Crest pumpkin-carving template will benefit the corps.

Phantom Regiment

This week Phantom Regiment named new visual and color guard caption heads to its instructional staff roster.

River City Rhythm

Prospective corps members are invited to check out River City Rhythm’s booth at two upcoming marching band events on Saturday, October 8.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Did you know Santa Clara Vanguard will be marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade? Here’s how you can help the corps with its expenses.


Shadow is recruiting members to join its Shadow Indoor Percussion group, the only independent WGI Sport of the Arts percussion ensemble in Wisconsin.


A Spartans alum has been awarded a $2.6 million research grant by the National Institute of Health.


Troopers gives a salute to the history of the corps in a new video posted to YouTube.

Past Editions

Corps news and announcements (9/30/16)

Corps news and announcements (9/23/16)

Corps news and announcements (9/16/16)

Corps news and announcements (9/9/16)