In This Edition ...

• Cavaliers and Vanguard appoint new leadership

• Louisiana Stars and Southwind aid Gulf Coast relief efforts

• Corps roll out 2017 audition info

• Plus much more!

The Academy

The Academy is selling costumes, props, and silks from its popular “Drum Corpse Bride” production.

The Battalion

Utah’s new drum corps is gearing up for 2017 with an interest form for prospective members.

Blue Devils

Blue Devils remind prospective members that audition season is closer than they think.

Blue Knights

Blue Knights proudly announces the return of the corps’ entire creative design team and caption head staff for 2017.


Do you know of a marching band or indoor group that could use Bluecoats’ 2016 stage-set ramps or the corps’ 2015 color guard costumes? The corps has those items up for sale.

Boston Crusaders

Boston Crusaders continues to add to its impressive collection of 2017 staff members with a new front ensemble arranger and percussion production designer.

The Cadets

DCI Hall of Fame member Tom Aungst, percussion supervisor of the Cadets from 1989 to 2008, will return to that position for 2017. "I was here for 27 years, and in many ways, those years contributed to the person I am today," Aungst said. "To be able to be back, and give back, to such a legendary organization is exciting."

Carolina Crown

Two members of Carolina Crown received prestigious scholarships at the recent DCI World Championships.

The Cavaliers

With the retirement of current director Mark Ackerson, the Cavaliers announced the promotion of Joe Roach to the position. “Joe embodies the absolute best of our mission, ideals, and work ethic, and I’m proud to say that he’ll be leading and shaping the Cavalier experience into the years ahead,” executive director Chris Lugo said.


Colts posted a photo this week from their performance of “Nachtmusik” at the University of Charleston Stadium, beautifully capturing the theme of the show.


Columbians ask prospective members to register to receive information about the corps’ 2017 season.


Genesis is offering a $50 registration discount to prospective members who sign up this coming week for the corps’ audition and experience weekends to be held later this year.

Jersey Surf

It’s that time of year for prospective members interested in marching with the Jersey Surf to fill out an info request form.


DCI’s newest World Championship medalist Legends has announced its audition info for the 2017 season.

Louisiana Stars

One more week into the disastrous Louisiana floods and there is yet a great need for help from the drum corps community. Learn more about the Louisiana Stars' relief efforts.

Madison Scouts

Here’s how you can become a member of the Madison Scouts in 2017.


Mandarins have created an interest group on Facebook for prospective 2017 members.

Music City

Music City has an interest form up for those looking to join the corps in 2017.

Oregon Crusaders

Oregon Crusaders has announced September and October audition and educational clinic dates for OC Indoor, the organization’s top-10 WGI Independent World Class percussion ensemble.

Pacific Crest

Those interested in auditioning for Pacific Crest in 2017 should check out this information.


Pioneer offers info on joining the corps and helpful tips for prospective members on how to fundraise for tour fees.


The Raiders organization will be the beneficiary of proceeds from a monthly movie night at the Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pennsylvania on Friday, September 9.

Santa Clara Vanguard

Santa Clara Vanguard announced the appointment of Charles Frost as executive director and Shaun Gallant as programs director.

Seattle Cascades

Here’s where you can sign up for Seattle Cascades’ November open house event.


In response to the recent floods across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region, Southwind sent its food truck to help feed volunteers on the front lines.

Spirit of Atlanta

It’s time to get started as a member of the 2017 Spirit of Atlanta. Here’s how you can do so.


Michael Gough, former corps drum major and director of the Troopers’ documentary, “America’s Core,” has been named the corps’ Marketing Director.

Past Editions

Corps news and announcements (8/19/16)

Corps news and announcements (8/5/16)

Corps news and announcements (7/29/16)

Corps news and announcements (7/22/16)