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UGA Redcoat Band pays tribute to Spirit of Atlanta

Behind the keys with Blue Devils' synth player

Colts name a new program coordinator and Boston a new director

• And more!

Blue Devils

Go behind the keys in this video featuring Blue Devils percussionist Zach Mullis who explains the electronic sounds he pumps into the corps’ production.

Blue Stars

Blue Stars named the individuals who will form the corps’ 2016 design staff. "Each is an acknowledged leader and innovator in the marching arts, and each has a rich history of success with the Blue Stars,” executive director Brad Furlano said.


Bluecoats want to give you a stereo system that’ll keep your whole neighborhood awake. Check out this list of speakers, subwoofers amps and electronics that the corps has for sale.

Boston Crusaders

Jeff Pearson has been named corps director of the Boston Crusaders. “(Jeff) has an extensive drum corps background—a background rich in history and innovation,” executive director Chris Holland said.

The Cadets

Cadets 2 achieved a second place finish at the Drum Corps Associates World Championship Finals last Sunday in Rochester, New York.


Former Boston Crusaders director Howard Weinstein will join the Colts as program coordinator for the corps’ 2016 season. “We just became a better organization today and a better drum corps with Howard on our staff," director Vicki MacFarlane said.


The fourth annual Crossmen Invitational Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, November 1, in Keller, Texas.

Jersey Surf

Brian Seemann, who serves as director of the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble, is a featured alum on Jersey Surf’s Facebook page.

Madison Scouts

Van Mathews and Bill Zeier will return to the staff of the Madison Scouts in 2016. “Van and Bill were mainstays to the Scouts instructional team throughout the nineties,” executive director Chris Komnick said. “Van helped established the signature sound of the Scouts brass line while Bill was instrumental in establishing the visual technique that identified the Scouts look.”

Phantom Regiment

Phantom Regiment’s horn line will play on King Ultimate Marching Brass during the corps’ 2016 season.


Pioneer will host a flea market at its Pioneerland facility in Cudahy, Wisconsin, on October 2, 3 and 4.

River City Rhythm

River City Rhythm is looking for additional administrative help. Applicants with managerial experience and a background in the marching arts are preferred.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Vanguard arranger/composer Paul Rennick will lead an educational rudimental percussion clinic on Sunday, September 13, in Santa Clara, California.

Spirit of Atlanta

The University of Georgia Redcoat Band paid tribute to Spirit of Atlanta with its season-opening halftime show, “Songs from the South.”

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