From the Capital Regiment Web site: You could tell the summer season is just around the corner this past weekend in Columbus. The members of Capital Regiment spent most of the April camp rehearsing outdoors in bright sunny weather.

Capital Regiment's guard practices in Columbus this past weekend.

The focus of the weekend was learning drill for the first part of the show and putting it on the field with music. The camp also marked the return of the full color guard after the end of the winter guard season. The corps continued to make excellent progress on the 2003 show, "A Brave New World," which intermixes the rich "old world" flavor of Dvorak's romantic-era New World Symphony,
against the contemporary sounds of "new world" American composers. Photos from the camp can be viewed HERE. Only a few membership openings remain. In the horn line there are openings for a lead soprano, mellophone, contra bass, and a couple of baritone players. There are still a couple of openings in the guard for experienced individuals. Due to an expanded percussion section this season, there are still a couple of opening for percussionists including a position for a cymbal player. Anyone interested in auditioning for one of the remaining Capital Regiment positions should go HERE for more information. The next Capital Regiment camp will be held from May 9 to May 11 at Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus.

The 2003 Artistry in Motion Drum and Bugle Corps Drum and Bugle Competition will be held at Crew Stadium on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale later this week and will be available through Ticketmaster and the Columbus Crew Ticket Office.