7th Regiment 7th Regiment announced that Jamil Jorge will serve as drum major for the 2012 season. Jorge is a third-year member of the corps.
The Academy The Academy will host its 11th Annual Benefit on Friday, March 23, in Tempe, Ariz. With the theme "Going the Distance," the fundraising event will feature special performances by the Bad Cactus Brass Band as well as the 2012 Academy horn line.
Blue Devils Third-year Blue Devils trumpet player Perry Reid, is the recipient of the Dr. W. Francis McBeth Memorial Scholarship. The award is named after the American composer and teacher who passed away in January of 2012.
Bluecoats In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Bluecoats are working to reach 40,000 "likes" on the corps' Facebook fan page.
Boston Crusaders The Boston Crusaders posted a report on their February rehearsal camp which was held last weekend in Bradenton, Fla. "We had a terrific weekend. It feels like we're really firing on all cylinders right now," Executive Director Tom Spataro said. The report includes a short video clip from the group's full ensemble rehearsal.
The Cadets The Cadets hosted their February rehearsal camp last weekend in Woodstown, N.J. The corps reported on its website: "This camp was a turning point for the 2012 Cadets in music and morale. Excitement is brewing among the members; the show music really started to come together this weekend."
Crossmen Crossmen brass staff member Ryan Johnstone has been honored as the Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Young Bandmaster for 2012. Announced at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio the second week of February, Johnstone will be presented the award this July at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention also held in San Antonio.
Genesis Genesis has openings in its euphonium and tuba sections. The corps's next rehearsal camp will take place place at PSJA Memorial High School in Alamo, Texas.
Gold Gold will host an informational meeting about fundraising opportunities for parents and family members on Sunday, Feb. 19, during the corps' rehearsal at Laguna Hills, Calif. High School.
Oregon Crusaders Oregon Crusaders recap highlights from the corps' February rehearsal camp in a new video posted on YouTube.
Pacific Crest Pacific Crest posted the latest episode of its "CampBLOG" series Tuesday on YouTube. The video features an interview with rookie color guard member Brianna Twaddell.
Santa Clara Vanguard Santa Clara Vanguard and the Vanguard Cadets are recruiting drivers to assist the corps during their 2012 tours. "Finding long-term CDL drivers for the buses and big trucks is a never-ending challenge, even for one or two weeks or for local weekend short hauls," Chief Operating Officer Kathy Serksnis said. "We're also always looking for non-CDL drivers for our smaller vehicles like the SUV, the souvenir step-van and trailer and the box trucks."
Spirit of Atlanta Spirit of Atlanta will host an educational leadership clinic on Saturday, March 10, in McDonough, Ga. Music and color guard students are invited to attend, and will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with Spirit of Atlanta members and staff during the corps' rehearsal camp.
Velvet Knights Velvet Knights is currently recruiting baritone and trumpet players, snare and tenor drummers, and a synthesizer player for the corps' 2012 summer tour. The group's next rehearsal is Sunday, Feb. 26, in Bell Gardens, Calif. VKYAO.org