In This Edition ...
• New Spirit U summer camps will cater to students and adults
• A look back at Bluecoats’ visit to Hong Kong
• Corps representing at annual TMEA conference in San Antonio
• Plus much more!
If you’re going to be in San Antonio for the Texas Music Educators Association convention, stop by the System Blue mixer. RSVP to be automatically entered into a drawing for a free System Blue trumpet.
Blue Devils B
Blue Devils B will be hosting its annual Crab Feed Fundraiser on March 25 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in California. The event annually sells out, so reserve your ticket soon.
Blue Knights posted its roster of visual staff for 2017. The group includes two new members.
The Bluecoats are back in the U.S. after performing in Chinese New Year festivities in Hong Kong, but you can relive the trip through the eyes of corps member Michelle Russo in this comprehensive blog.
Boston Crusaders announced a June 16 date for the organization’s annual Spring Fling, a chance to enjoy a good dinner, bid on auction and raffle items, view new corps merchandise, and enjoy a sneak peek at the corps’ 2017 competitive production.
The Cadets organization announced its daily 2017 tour schedule for volunteers and are looking to fill a number of volunteer needs.
Carolina Crown is seeking an athletic trainer to work with the corps this summer.
Rehearsals for the Colt Cadets will be starting February 12 in Iowa.
Crossmen will have a booth at the annual Texas Music Educators Association convention in San Antonio.
Genesis announced the title of its 2017 production, “The Other Side of Now,” which includes a wide variety of music sources including Gershwin and Metallica.
Incognito still has spots open for brass players for the corps’ 2017 season.
The Madison Drum & Bugle Corps Association has a new name, Forward Performing Arts Association, Inc. The change was made to reflect the organization’s current and future ambitions.
Meet the 2017 drum majors of Pacific Crest.
River City Rhythm
River City Rhythm is hosting a gala event on March 23. “Changing Lives Through Music” will feature cocktails, dinner, games of chance, and musical entertainment.
Santa Clara Vanguard
Santa Clara Vanguard named its drum majors for the 2017 season. “With a combined eight years in the Vanguard organization, we couldn’t ask for better people to uphold the tradition, values and vision of the Santa Clara Vanguard,” corps director Shaun Gallant said.
In a new video, Seattle Cascades drum major Collin Lehmann discusses his favorite moment from the corps’ 2016 production, “O.”
If you are interested in learning marching percussion, developing drum line technique, or just want to drum, consider attending the Spartans open house this weekend at the Greater Nashua (New Hampshire) Boys and Girls Club.
Spirit of Atlanta
Spirit of Atlanta announces the debut of Spirit U, a new program for just about anyone interested in developing their knowledge of the marching arts. The first three-day summer “camp” will be held June 22-24.
Troopers’ percussion caption head, Lauren Teel, was featured this past week on the marchingroundtable.com podcast, discussing her contribution to women in percussion.
Watchmen is looking to add one more drum major for 2017.
Corps news and announcements (1/27/2017)