DeBary horn player, 18, hits the road with tour DeBary, Fla., native John Russell will be part of Teal Sound's performances at the DCI Orlando Premier Event and Walt Disney World this weekend, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Russell is a first-year member of Teal Sound and plays flugelhorn. Read the article on OrlandoSentinel.com. Read about the three corps performing at Walt Disney World this weekend.
Elite marching bands return to Cajun Field The Lafayette (La.) Advertiser interviewed University of Louisiana at Lafayette band director Brian Taylor about the DCI Summer Tour event being held at Cajun Field on July 16. Taylor, an alum of Phantom Regiment, related his own experiences about personal growth from touring as a part of Marching Music's Major League. Read the article on TheAdvertiser.com.
Local musicians to keep beat at Invesco Two students from Broomfield, Colo.'s Legacy High School are marching as members of the Blue Knights this summer, the Broomfield Enterprise reported. Katie Hernandez, a color guard member, and Nick Stacy, who plays tuba, will be back in the Centennial State as the corps competes at its home show, Drums Along the Rockies. Read the article on BroomfieldEnterprise.com. Learn more about the Drums Along the Rockies event.
Midland High gets ready to host Thunder in the Desert The Midland (Texas) Reporter-Telegram covered the return of the Thunder in the Desert DCI Summer Tour event to Midland High School (MHS) on July 16. Contest organizer Steven Dojahn and MHS band director Brian Collins, a Phantom Regiment alum, were interviewed about the event, now in its eighth year. Read the article on MyWestTexas.com.
Music event showcases nation's best drum corps The El Paso Times reported on next Tuesday's Drums Along the Border DCI Summer Tour event, to be held at the University of Texas El Paso's (UTEP) Sun Bowl Stadium. UTEP band director Curtis Treadway and local Bluecoats alum Cassie Hammond were interviewed about the drum corps activity and the event. Read the article on ElPasoTimes.com.