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Corps news and announcements

Corps news and announcements

by Drum Corps International

7th Regiment



This Saturday, May 16, 7th Regiment will present an indoor drum corps show. The event, that will take place at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Conn., will feature performances by the 7th Regiment in addition to several all-age corps including the Connecticut Hurricanes, Park City Pride Alumni, Connecticut Alumni and the Muchachos.



Learn more at 7thRegiment.org.




Blue Knights



The Blue Knights will present an outdoor Memorial Day potluck picnic on Monday, May 25. Billed as the corps' "social event of the year," the gathering will take place at Northside Park in Denver, Colo.



Learn more at BKnights.org.




Bluecoats



The Bluecoats are ramping up their social networking presence by inviting fans to join the corps' Facebook fan page and to stay up to date on the latest happenings via Twitter.



Learn more at Bluecoats.com.




The Cadets



Getting an early jump on their summer season, Cadets members will move into their spring training facilities in Johnstown, Pa., this Friday, May 15. With more than 30 days to rehearse before the corps' debut performance on June 19, Cadets assistant directors Justin Heimbecker says, "Only 20 (corps members) will be missing on day one, 12 by day four, and then all will be in place by Memorial Day."



Read more at YEA.org.




Madison Scouts



The Madison Scouts completed their final rehearsal camp of the off-season last weekend with all sections in attendance to work through the corps' 2009 opening production. Corps members will be back at it soon, moving into their spring training rehearsal facilities at the University of Wisconsin Baraboo on Memorial Day weekend.



Read more at MadisonScouts.org.




Music City



Drum Corps International's newest Open Class corps Music City welcomed a handful of new members during its recent May rehearsal camp in Nashville, Tenn. Fans can listen to a recording of the corps from the practice posted on the Music City Web site.



Have a listen at MusicCityDrumCorps.org.




Phantom Regiment



New details about Phantom Regiment's 2009 production, "The Red Violin," were recently revealed on the group's Web site. The post says that the production will continue Phantom Regiment's "tradition of combining artistry, passion and power with good old-fashioned drum corps and entertainment."



Learn more at Regiment.org.




Pioneer



Each summer, Pioneer partners with the South African Field Band Foundation to give the opportunity to several students to travel to the United States and perform with the corps on its annual summer tour.



Read more about Pioneer's four 2009 exchange students.




Racine Scouts



The Racine Scouts' 2009 competitive production will explore the sights and sounds of the "City That Never Sleeps," New York City. As part of the program, the corps will feature several selections of music that are iconic of the Big Apple including classics like "42nd Street," "Give My Regards to Broadway," and "New York, New York."



Read more at RacineScouts.com.