Boston Crusaders

The Boston Crusaders are mourning the loss of board member and former director Joseph P. Ricci, Jr., who passed away last Saturday.

Carolina Crown
Carolina Crown appointed Eric Sabach to the position of director of business development and marketing. Sabach, a former corps member, instructor and manager with various groups, said, "I am very excited to join Crown. They have created a phenomenal professional environment that is always forward thinking. The result is an amazing product for the fans and the highest quality education for its performers."

The Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have posted a complete roster of instructional staff members for the 2009 season. Learn more about all design, brass, percussion, color guard and management team members on the corps' Web site.


This week the Glassmen are remembering Alfred "Alfie" Fox, a former member of the corps' front ensemble who passed away on Dec. 8 outside of the West Point Military Academy. He was a member of West Point's 2010 graduating class.

Jersey Surf

The Jersey Surf kicked off its first season as a World Class corps during the organization's '09 audition camp held over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More than 375 new and returning brass players, percussionists, color guard members, instructional staff and support team members participated in the weekend's educational sessions. "I'm really excited by the great turnout, great talent, and especially the great attitudes being displayed by everyone here," said returning Surf drum major Alison Baier.


Mystikal announced the departure of newly appointed corps director Wes Roberts, who has been called to active military duty earlier than expected starting in January. Stepping into the position will be Mystikal assistant director Chris Magonigal.

Pacific Crest

More than 200 students performed as part of a concert on Sunday, Dec. 7 in Diamond Bar, Calif., wrapping up Pacific Crest's annual educational workshop sessions.

7th Regiment

7th Regiment's 2009 production will be titled "Excalibur," featuring music by Holsinger, Sparke and Schwanter, among other composers.