In This Edition ...

• Follow the Bluecoats in Hong Kong

• Legends director receives a statewide award

• Own a piece of Blue Knights uniform history

• Plus much more!

The Academy

The Academy’s board of directors has offered to match all Birdies for Charity donations during the Phoenix Open up to a total of $7,000.

The Battalion
Battalion Entertainment, a new performing group under the Battalion Drum & Bugle Corps umbrella, made its debut this past week at a global marketing meeting in Salt Lake City.

Blue Devils
Tickets are now available for the June 3 Concord Pavilion Sneak Peak performance which will feature the 2017 debuts of the Blue Devils, Blue Devils B, and Blue Devils C.

Blue Knights

You can own a piece of Blue Knights uniform history. The corps’ shakos circa 1991-1999 have been reduced in price to just $15. All proceeds go to the corps’ food truck campaign.


Follow Bluecoats member Michelle Russo’s blog from Hong Kong as the group performs as part of Chinese New Years festivities.

Carolina Crown
If you’re going to be at the Georgia Music Educators Conference, be sure to stop by the Crown Store booth to check out their wide selection of custom mouthpieces, ear protection, and deals on used Yamaha horns and drums.


Don’t miss new “Welcome to drum corps” T-shirts, now available from the Colts’ online merchandise store.


An extensive number of Crossmen practice and show flags are now for sale.

Guardians has openings in all sections for prospective brass players.

Heat Wave

Gardeners should know that for every purchase made through Flower Power Fundraising, the site will donate 50 percent back to Heat Wave.

Impulse announced that Manny Castaneda has returned to the corps’ percussion staff.

Incognito is sending out contracts for the 2017 season and is encouraging all to come out to its next audition camp.


Congratulations to Legends Executive Director/CEO Ibe Sodawalla, who received a statewide Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association Honorary Member Award.


Pioneer encourages all interested parties to assist in teaching the corps at its upcoming rehearsal camps in Milwaukee. All areas of expertise are welcome. The corps also has membership openings in all sections.

River City Rhythm
Check out River City Rhythm’s brand new website.

Santa Clara Vanguard

If you like bacon and beer with your drum corps, Santa Clara Vanguard will be performing February 25 at the nationally-touring Bacon and Beer Classic in Levi’s Stadium.

Seattle Cascades

Collin Lehmann and Maya Botkin join fourth-year veteran member Nick Novy as the 2017 Cascades drum majors. The trio will lead corps members at the group’s upcoming rehearsal camp February 10-12.

Spartans is looking for brass players to participate in this summer’s Nashua, New Hampshire fireworks display, which annually attracts 30,000 people.

Spirit of Atlanta

Spirit of Atlanta introduces drum major Philip Martinez, along with conductors Wimberly Hall and Aldan Lerner.

The next round of Watchmen auditions will take place in Riverside, California February 4-5.

Past Editions
Corps news and announcements (1/20/2017)

Corps news and announcements (1/13/2017)

Corps news and announcements (1/6/2017)

Corps news and announcements (12/30/2017)