In This Edition ...

• Mandarins reveal ’17 production live on Facebook

• The Cadets’ unexpected appearance on “The Walking Dead”

• There’s still time to join a corps in 2017

• Plus much more!

7th Regiment

7th Regiment has been selected to perform on April 1 at the Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference in Hartford. In addition to performing in concert, members of the corps will be led in a marching arts workshop by the corps’ brass and percussion staff.

The Battalion

The Battalion has recently partnered with Utah Valley University’s Green Man Group, an ensemble that provides entertainment productions for athletic and corporate events. The partnership promises full-tuition scholarships to any Battalion drum line veteran who performs at least one season the corps and the joins the UVU ensemble.

Blue Devils

Blue Devils B and Blue Devils C will host a brand new DCI Tour event on Sunday, July 9 in Pleasant Hill, California.

Blue Knights

If you wish to donate toward the completion of Blue Knights’ new mobile kitchen, no time is better than now. All donations up to $2,000 will be doubled through the end of this Sunday.


Bluecoats will help host the EN-RICH-MENT Stark County Youth Percussion Competition on Saturday, May 20, at McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio.

Boston Crusaders

Boston Crusaders has announced a new sponsorship and partnership with Remo, which will also benefit the corps’ grassroots percussion programs in the City of Boston.

The Cadets

One of Cadets’ out-of-commission buses was featured in a cameo appearance in the March 19 episode of AMC’s hit program, “The Walking Dead.”

The Cavaliers

The Midwest Connection, sponsored and run by the Cavaliers organization, is a new community-based drum corps project servicing Chicagoland males and females that will emphasize parade and concert band performing opportunities.


Columbians have a number of openings in its color guard, brass and percussion sections.


Guardians has open positions for brass players as well as percussionists in the corps’ cymbal line. In addition, color guard auditions will continue at the corps’ April camp.


Impulse will be holding this Sunday’s rehearsal at the corps’ new rehearsal site in Norwalk. Membership spots are still available for trumpets and mellophones. Interested prospects are asked to bring their own mouthpiece.


Alex Gray, former percussion caption head of Impulse, is Incognito’s new director. He states he is “eager to share the new Incognito to our members and the DCI Open Class community.”

Madison Scouts

Madison Scouts has openings for athletic trainers, a volunteer coordinator, and administration, merchandising, and marketing interns.


In a live Facebook event on Thursday evening, Mandarins announced the title and theme of the corps’ 2017 production.

Oregon Crusaders

Oregon Crusaders has a need for a bookkeeper, head cook, tour assistant, and CDLA-licensed drivers.

Phantom Regiment

Phantom Regiment’s spring cleaning sale features 30 percent off apparel.


Pioneer has openings for baritone players. The corps’ next rehearsal camp starts April 28.

Racine Scouts

Racine Scouts’ ensemble director Bobby Bonslater offers details about the corps’ immediate future.

River City Rhythm

Interested corps members will be able to audition at River City Rhythm’s next rehearsal camp April 28-30.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard reminds all that everyone who’s ever been associated with the corps, plus fans, are encouraged to contribute stories to the corps’ 50th anniversary program book.

Seattle Cascades

Seafair, a month-long summer festival promoting Seattle’s reputation as the boating capital of the world, has selected the corps’ July 8 DCI Tour competition as a sanctioned community event.


Shadow is recruiting high school brass players looking for an affordable drum corps experience.


Troopers has a need for several volunteers to help out during the corps’ 2017 summer season. Interested parties can sign up online.

Vanguard Cadets

Vanguard Cadets will be rehearsing this weekend at Independence High School in San Jose.

Past Editions

Corps news and announcements (3/17/2017)

Corps news and announcements (3/10/2017)

Corps news and announcements (3/3/2017)

Corps news and announcements (2/24/2017)