Corps News - July 13, 2001

Summer 2001 Articles

The Blue Devils have included articles on their web page to enhance their online experience. These stories will give fans of the activity a unique insight on the Blue Devils 2001 summer. They are written to give you an up close and personal perspective from tour with behind the scenes information on what is happing on the road with the 'A' Corps.

GLASSMEN Pair Up for Three Symphony Concerts

The GLASSMEN Drum and Bugle Corps from Toledo, Ohio, spent much of their July 4th Holiday Week tuning up with drums, bugles, strings and woodwinds outdoors under the stars. No, they haven't changed the rules -- the corps has been performing with several local symphony orchestras as part of their summer holiday celebrations.

July 3rd found the GLASSMEN as the featured performers in Rochester Hills, Michigan, at the annual Festival of the Hills. Over 30,000 people packed into Borden Park to view the performances. Fans came from all over to view the corps -- parents, friends, alumni -- and some people that hadn't seen drum corps in over 30 years! The corps opened the festivities with a powerful rendition of "Also Sprach Zarathustra," marching down the hills and through the cheering crowd towards the stage set for the symphony performance. The GLASSMEN later rejoined the Rochester Hills Symphony to play "Fanfare for the Common Man." The performance of their 2001 program, "IMAGO," also featured one of the symphony performers as the flugel horn soloist. They finished the program with a few other tunes including the front ensemble's ragtime piece "Fluffy Ruffles" and a special 40th Anniversary tribute of the corps song. The GLASSMEN were presented with the Key to the City before the fireworks extravaganza began - the second largest in the state of Michigan -- a rousing sendoff for an amazing performance.

The crowd of 20,000 in Lima, Ohio, set the stage for the second performance on July 4th. The GLASSMEN had the unique opportunity to not only perform with the Lima Symphony, but also present their show on the field as part of the annual 4th of July Summer Spectacular. The corps performed numerous times throughout the evening, but none more "spectacular" than the concert performance of "IMAGO" with the fireworks booming overhead.

The GLASSMEN continue their string of free concert performances this weekend as they return home from DCM Championships on July 15th to perform with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra as part of their "Music Under the Stars" program at 7:30pm. The corps has made this an annual event as several thousand people from all over Ohio gather to hear the show under the arches of the historic Toledo Zoo Ampitheater. If you are interested in catching this unique performance, please contact the Toledo Zoo at 419-385-5721 for exact times and location.7/13/01

Youth Education in the Arts has an immediate opening for a Bookkeeper to be a part of the YEA! office staff in Bergen County, NJ.

This is a full time position responsible for all YEA! general accounting functions. Duties include overseeing and maintaining all of the monthly General Ledger activities. The person in this position would also be responsible for the processing of Accounts Payable, Billing, Cash Receipts and Accounts Receivable. The position reports directly to the director of finance.

A four-year degree in Accounting or a related field is preferred but not mandatory. Other qualifications include the need to work independently and to be comfortable working with computers. Especially required is a proficiency in Quickbooks.

YEA!'s office team includes 11 men and women in 4 distinct departments. The casual atmosphere envelopes a grand passion to make a difference in the world. We work a good many hours, we work weekend events as part of our commitment to music and youth, and we do good stuff.

If you have the background, and you want to wake up with a smile on your face, and go home in the evening exhausted and fulfilled, this could be the place for you.

Salary is commensurate with experience. We do offer full medical and dental coverage as well as access to a 403(b) retirement plan. Flexible work hours and vacation plans are also available.

For information or to apply send a resume and cover letter to:

Mr. Victor CorreaYEA!PO Box 506Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Information can be faxed to: 201-384-6982 or e mailed to

6/4/01 - Inside The Blue Devils DVD Special Edition

Blue Devils are thrilled to introduce this new and very exciting product, Inside The Blue Devils 2000 -- DVD Special Edition. Once again innovators in the activity, The Blue Devils are the first Corps to produce their own DVD. Now you can go behind the scenes and smack into the middle of the 10-time Drum Corps International World Champion Blue Devils via the most advanced digital and audio technology available. Experience the emotional and physical roller coaster of the 2000 season--and the championship week in College Park, MD--through the eyes of The Blue Devils members and staff. Sit in the midst of the world famous Blue Devils musical ensemble a mere three days before the world championships and enjoy the studio recording of the 2000 production, Methods of Madness, in 5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital! Listen to the members and staff describe their experience of that incredible final performance in College Park, MD! Visit for more information.