The Star Alumni Association recently announced plans to assemble an alumni corps to perform as part of the 2010 Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Based out of Bloomington, Ind., Star of Indiana was a Drum Corps International member corps from 1985 to 1993. Winning the DCI World Championship title in 1991, the organization left the competitive drum corps circuit after the 1993 summer season, pursuing several additional performance ventures including the Emmy and Tony Award-winning stage production "Blast!".
According to Star Alumni Association president Nancy Brown, the alumni corps will perform highlights from some of Star of Indiana's well known programs during its Drum Corps International years. "We plan to not just relive memories, but show what an impact this corps still has upon the activity," Brown said. "Every championship corps today has a Star alum on its staff and we want to perform what we preach." In addition to the corps' Aug. 6, 2010 World Championships performance, it will appear that same year as part of the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade on May 29 and in an Indianapolis-area exhibition on Aug. 4. Rehearsals for the group will begin in Indianapolis in April of 2009. In the meantime, the alumni organization will be seeking members from all of the Star of Indiana performing groups to participate including those from the drum and bugle corps, Brass Theater, Blast!, Shockwave, Cyberjam, Mix, and Star United. Learn more at StarAlumni.org.
1986 Star of Indiana