The Academy Tickets for the Academy's 2011 DCI Tour event, Southwest Corps Connection, are now on sale. More than one third of the available seats for this June 22 show in Mesa, Ariz. have been pre-sold, so fans are encouraged to order early.
Blue Devils B Blue Devils B will be hosting a free color guard workshop on Sunday, April 3 in Concord, Calif. for prospective corps members.
Bluecoats Save the date for the Bluecoats' 2011 Reunion & Family Day, June 11 in Granville, Ohio. The event will mark the debut performance of the corps' 2011 production, and allow friends and family members to interact with members before they head off on their summer tour.
Boston Crusaders Tickets are now on sale for the Boston Crusaders' 2011 DCI Tour event, The East Coast Classic. Taking place on Aug. 4 in Lawrence, Mass., just one week before the DCI World Championships, the event will feature top corps at their peak levels of performance.
The Cadets The parent organization of the Cadets, Youth Education in the Arts, is currently seeking a director for the organization's U.S. Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) division. According to the job posting, "The director of USSBA is responsible for all activities that have an effect on the achievement of the goals of the department/program. A key member of the senior management team, the director manages the activities of the USSBA staff, maximizes net income and influences the future direction of the program."
Colts Throughout this month, you can support the Colts by attending events at Mindframe Theaters in Dubuque, Iowa. A percentage of all ticket sales and concessions sold at the venues in the month of April will be divided among the Colts and eight other local charities participating in this fundraising effort.
Crossmen The Crossmen have teamed up with Drummer Girl Productions, manufacturer of "My Dot Book." Drummer Girl will work to produce a Crossmen branded version of the spiral bound note cards, which are used by marching members to record and reference drill coordinates while out on the rehearsal field. The Crossmen books will soon be available to purchase through the corps' online store as well as its souvenir trailer at select events on the 2011 DCI Tour.
Genesis In a new fundraising effort, a simple $10 donation to Genesis will get you a card in the mail that can be used anywhere in the country for discounts on shopping, movies, restaurants and more.
Glassmen Glassmen will be hosting a first annual Charity Scrapbooking Weekend, May 13-15 in Perrysburg, Ohio. $105 covers all meals, beverages, and snacks for the weekend, in addition to a donation to the corps.
Jersey Surf Jersey Surf is continuing its membership recruitment for the 2011 season with a new "Name Your Own Price" campaign. "This has been a particularly challenging year for filling out the ranks of our brass section," said Executive Director Bob Jacobs. "More than at any time in our 21-year history, we know that many of our prospective and returning members are facing financial challenges which could prevent their continued involvement in many activities, including drum corps." The new campaign will allow members to "pay out of pocket only that which they can afford, while still having the opportunity to receive World Class instruction and a phenomenal summer touring experience."
Pacific Crest Pacific Crest is having a spring merchandise sale with prices discounted up to 50 percent.
Troopers The Troopers are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2011 summer season. Interested individuals can apply online.
Velvet Knights Velvet Knights are looking to hit a grand slam with their 2011 production "Play Ball!" The baseball-themed show will include music from the movies "A League of Their Own" and "The Natural."