Drum Corps International
Troopers' 2005 show to be called ""Gold Rush!""

Troopers' 2005 show to be called ""Gold Rush!""

by Drum Corps International

From a Troopers press release: The Troopers' 2005 production will be entitled "Gold Rush!" The California Gold Rush of 1849 was one of the most influential events in American history. Gold fever gripped millions worldwide, changing the face of families, cultures, traditions, and setting up a whole new world of possibilities for those brave enough or crazy enough to seek their fortunes. Much of the music for the 2005 Troopers will be from Joseph Curiale's "The Gates of Gold, for violin and orchestra." Melodic, expansive and distinctly Western-flavored, Curiale's music is a perfect fit for the Troopers. The music was originally composed to represent the Chinese immigration to California during the time of the Gold Rush. Upon learning of the corps' desire to play his music, Curiale enthusiastically voiced his support for the project. Curiale, a well-known Hollywood composer, continues his long love affair with Wyoming and will be visiting the corps this summer to meet the members and pass along his insights into the music. Other selections will include "Death By Triple Fiddle" by Joshua Bell and Edgar Meyer, and an insanely funny version of "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain" as interpreted by Frankie Maximum. Chapter two in the rebirth of the Troopers is being written! Catch up with America's Corps this summer at a field near you! Or visit the corps' Web site at