In This Edition ...

• Bluecoats headed to Hong Kong with L.A. Rams cheerleaders

• Wintry weather in the forecast for corps camps

• Pioneer, 7th Regiment name corps member leaders

• Plus much more!

7th Regiment

7th Regiment introduces 2017 drum major Leslie Abreu and announces that there are still positions open in the corps’ horn line and color guard.

The Academy

The Academy successfully exceeded its target fundraising goal of $30,000 to support furnishing of the corps’ new headquarters office.

Blue Devils

Blue Devils pay homage to drum corps and winter guard judge Shirlee Whitcomb, who passed away this week after decades of service to the marching arts.

Blue Knights

You can buy one of 250 dots that will be affixed to the Blue Knights’ new food truck with your name on it.


Members of the Bluecoats will soon be on their way to Hong Kong to help celebrate the start of the Chinese Year of the Rooster. Performers will join the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders as representatives of the United States, in an epic celebration that will include a massive parade in front of tens of thousands of spectators from around the world.

Boston Crusaders

Tickets are still available for the Boston Crusaders’ Hall of Fame celebration, which will feature a Q&A session with new percussion staff member Colin McNutt and a sneak peek at the corps’ 2017 production.


With severe wintry weather forecasted for the weekend, Columbians asks its prospective members to use good judgment before traveling to camp.


Crossmen has a variety of support staff positions available on its 2017 tour administrative team, including food manager, nutrition consultant, tour assistant, athletic trainer, assistant merchandise manager, drivers, and various internships.


Gold has the schedule for its first 2017 audition event this weekend, weather permitting.


Guardians is still recruiting members for the corps’ 2017 horn line.


Legends has 2017 positions open in its brass, percussion and color guard sections.

Madison Scouts

Madison Scouts take a retro look at corps instruments in this must-read reprint of an article from the early 1960s.

Phantom Regiment

Phantom Regiment is seeking nominations for the corps’ 2017 Hall of Fame induction.


Pioneer named its corps member leaders for the organization’s 2017 season.

River City Rhythm

River City Rhythm will be staffing a booth at the Minnesota Percussion Association Day of Percussion at Rosemount High School on Saturday, January 7.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard gives a shout out to all the partners who made the corps’ performance possible at the 2017 Rose Parade.

Seattle Cascades

Seattle Cascades shared a video about the joy of being in color guard in advance of its January 13-16 audition and rehearsal camp.

Shadow introduces the members of its 2017 percussion staff.


Severe winter weather this weekend is expected to hit several areas that contribute members to Southwind. The corps encourages prospective members to cancel travel plans to avoid unsafe road conditions if necessary.

Spirit of Atlanta

Spirit of Atlanta’s Delta Group is a new way for supporters to contribute to the corps on a monthly basis.


Troopers will be presenting a free educational brass master class on February 4 in Casper, Wyoming for youth ages 11-20.


Meet the staff members of the 2017 Watchmen.

Past Editions

Corps news and announcements (12/30/2016)

Corps news and announcements (12/23/2016)

Corps news and announcements (12/16/2016)

Corps news and announcements (12/9/2016)