Denver drum legend Ralph Hardimon continues teaching elite drum corps Denver Post "He was very instrumental in bringing the Blue Knights from just another organization to one of the world's elite," Executive Director Mark Arnold says in this Denver Post article about DCI Hall of Fame member Ralph Hardimon. Returning to the corps after a stint in the 1990s, Hardimon is once again working on the percussion staff of the Blue Knights for the corps' summer tour. Read this article.

Musical vanguard The Telegraph "I am extremely excited about this opportunity," says Brian Seals, in this article from Alton, Illinois' Telegraph about a local student who was accepted to perform with Music City's color guard section. "It's an amazing honor to represent our town and Illinois." Read this article.

Local residents gain drum corps honors La Crosse Tribune This article from the La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune announces the second class of individuals who will be inducted this summer into the Blue Stars Hall of Fame. Read this article.

Blue Knights have spring training in their steps The Pueblo Chieftain The Pueblo Chieftain reports that the Blue Knights have returned to the St. Charles Mesa (about 100 miles south of Denver) for preseason rehearsals leading up to the corps' 2012 summer tour. "We've been coming to Pueblo for at least the past 10 years as part of our spring training session," says Executive Director Mark Arnold. Read this article.