In This Edition ...

The USA Today story of one Jersey Surf member’s very fortunate goldfish

Troopers alum helps put satellite into orbit around Jupiter

Bluecoats named “People of the Year”

• Plus much more!

The Academy

Have a look at Academy’s impressively spacious new headquarters. Some rooms are still available for sponsorship.

Blue Devils

The Blue Devils’ System Blue division has announced its 2017 summer series of educational events, including offerings in seven states.

Blue Knights

Blue Knights is looking for alums of its many different ensembles to participate in the corps’ 60th anniversary celebrations coming up in 2018.

Blue Stars

Blue Stars is offering free shipping on all merchandise orders until December 31.


Bluecoats is featured in the “People of the Year” edition of “About Starke County” magazine.

Boston Crusaders

Aaron Bailey, who works with several WGI Sport of the Arts ensembles, has been chosen to lead the visual and movement staff for Boston Crusaders.

The Cadets

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to build one of the corps’ mobile kitchen trucks, check out this Q&A session with Cadets Hall of Fame member Bill Speakman.

Colt Cadets

The brass instructional team for the 2017 Colt Cadets includes Caption Head Kara Metzger, who aged out as drum major of the Colts in 2015.


Preserving Iowa’s history, lumber that was once part of the oldest continuously operating firehouse west of the Mississippi River is going to be utilized in producing doors and desks in the Colts’ new headquarters.


Gold composer Scott Director will be creating another original work for the corps’ 2017 production.


Guardians will schedule additional color guard auditions at the corps’ April rehearsal camp.

Jersey Surf

Jersey Surf color guard member Tina Petrillo and her very fortunate pet goldfish Winston were featured in USA Today this month.

Madison Scouts

Tickets are now available for the Madison Scouts’ Drums on Parade DCI Tour event on July 9.


The latest edition of “Mandarins Notes” brings us up to date with what’s been going on with the corps over the past year.

Phantom Regiment

When you give an online Phantom Regiment gift certificate to someone special, you can receive an additional $25 gift certificate for yourself.

Santa Clara Vanguard

The day after Christmas, 245 current and former members of the Santa Clara Vanguard will kick off the celebration of the organization's 50th anniversary, as they assemble in the Bay Area to begin rehearsals for their 2017 Rose Parade performance.


Southwind has announced its 2017 color guard instructional staff, including new caption head and choreographer Marsha Foster.


Vicki Thiem, a Troopers alum, was on the Lockheed Martin team that helped NASA send the Juno Space Satellite into orbit in July.

Past Editions

Corps news and announcements (12/16/2016)

Corps news and announcements (12/9/2016)

Corps news and announcements (12/2/2016)

Corps news and announcements (11/25/2016)