The Moonlight Classic, a drum corps show held yearly in Stockton, Calif. (this year it will be held on Friday, June 27), is sponsored by the non-profit organization S.O.M.E. (Sponsors Of Musical Enrichment), a group that has enjoyed a long partnership with Drum Corps International. In addition to being a tour event partner with DCI for the Moonlight Classic show, S.O.M.E. has routinely sponsored the Individual and Ensemble competition during finals week. Rick Caccam, president of S.O.M.E., explained why S.O.M.E. remains such a vital partner with DCI: "Being a tour event partner is a rewarding experience. By hosting a show, we are able to continue bringing this moving musical performing arts program into our community. This strengthens our local music programs and brings a positive vision of today's youth," Caccam said. "S.O.M.E was founded in 1978 for the purpose of supporting local youth organizations and the performing arts on a continuing basis. Funds raised by this organization are reinvested in the community. To date, over $1,000,000 has been granted to deserving groups and individuals," according to a statement on the S.O.M.E Web site (http://www.someinc.com). "The Sponsors of Musical Enrichment also provides deserving students of the musical and performing arts with financial scholarships for career advancement in the performing arts." Caccam added, "Our goal was to support local youth and performing arts programs. All the members of the S.O.M.E. Board of Directors have been involved in the drum and bugle corps activity, either as a member, management or booster."Caccam said the organization was looking forward to taking part in the Moonlight Classic show. "We look forward to, as we have always done, working with the Vanguard and Blue Devils," Caccam said.
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