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Notes from a recent Capital Regiment camp

Notes from a recent Capital Regiment camp

by Drum Corps International

From a Capital Regiment press release With piles of snow leftover from February's big snowstorm in the background, Capital Regiment ventured outdoors this past weekend proving the summer season is not that far away. The 60-degree weather on Saturday in Columbus was warm enough to bring visual rehearsals at this brass and percussion camp outdoors in preparation for learning drill at an indoor facility at the March 29 – March 30 camp. The snow pile backdrop was really the only reminder of February's camp cancellation due to the snowstorm. Members of the corps' brass and percussion sections pushed forward and more than made up for time lost due to the missed camp. Both brass and percussion sections had very memorable camps. The staff was extremely pleased with the continued progress of the drum corps. The Capital Regiment horn line really began to show the potential of the 2003 season as they played through the entire production. Brass staff member Wayne Dillon was very pleased with weekend. "I believe we've turned a corner at this past camp. The kids were great, and worked diligently to complete the musical goals set for the camp. It's really neat to be part of the excitement of this drum corps as they move forward into the next chapter of their development. I can't wait to see and hear them at the next camp." Percussion caption head Kevin Murphy shared Dillon's excitement. "The talent level and the responsiveness of the drum line has been incredible this winter. A solid base of veterans coupled with an equally talented group of rookies are really getting the job done. You would never know that we had a camp cancelled seven weeks ago. The line came prepared to work and take it to the next level and that's exactly what they did." The weekend concluded on Sunday afternoon with a demonstration to parents and visitors of the progress made at the camp. The session confirmed how productive the weekend had been and how much progress has been made at just four camps. Capital Regiment will be competing in Division I this summer during their fifth season of competition. The corps will be participating in a full DCI tour for the first time and is really looking forward to this next step in the corps' short history. Capital Regiment is looking for a few more horn players with one contra position and a couple positions available in each of the other brass sections. The percussion section is full with the only opening being a lone cymbal position. While many guard positions were filled at the December camp, auditions for the remaining color guard openings will take place at the April camp after winter guard season. Those interested in the 2003 Capital Regiment color guard are invited to the March 29/30 camp to get ready for the April auditions. Anyone interested in any of these positions should visit the Capital Regiment Web site immediately to submit an online application and should plan on attending the March 29 – March 30 camp. It is not too late to part of the 2003 edition of Capital Regiment, but it soon will be!

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