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Court of Honor debuts at Stone Mountain Park

Court of Honor debuts at Stone Mountain Park

by Drum Corps International

Court of Honor "rocked" the crowd at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, May 29, in its first performance of the season. The corps played three 30-minute sets to a crowd that grew to completely overtake the spectator area in front of the historically significant carving. Each set consisted of some of the corps' show, music from "Seussical the Musical," as well as patriotic tunes to mark the Memorial Day weekend with importance.
It was a moving tribute, and had significance in more than one way for the corps. There were a few important firsts: 1. First time wearing new Fruhauf uniforms
2. First time performing using new King horns.
3. First time performing using new Pearl front ensemble instruments
4. Largest audience the corps performed for in corps history
5. First time performing the 2004 show music for an "outside" audience The performance took place in the middle of the corps' four-day Memorial Day rehearsal camp, and was a great change of pace from the hard work members are putting in as they finalize their competitive show for this season. Corps executive director, Marc Kaufman, said, "This is a great lead-in to our "all days" coming up. Now that they have had a taste of performing in front of a large audience they are even more motivated to maximize our rehearsal time and put an effective and entertaining show on the field."

After the last performance, the corps assembled en masse in front of the stone carving to watch a laser show especially created for the Memorial Day crowd.

More pictures of the event and additional information about the corps are available at courtofhonor.org.

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