Music City Legend Announces 2007 Program, Staff

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Music City Legend Drum and Bugle Corps, Tennessee’s first and only all-age drum and bugle corps, is pleased to announce its show concept and musical repertoire for the 2007 competitive season. Based in the Nashville area, the corps was founded in 2003 and grew from a 21-member “Mini-corps” in 2004 to Class “A” the following season. Last year, the corps entered Open Class competition and earned full membership in DCA.

“MCL” hopes to continue this growth for the 2007 season as it explores the underworld in its production, Night Life: Hits of The Mob. Power, turf wars, the city’s nightlife, murder, and vengeance all play a role in this year’s production, which features the music of Harry Connick, Jr., Gordon Goodwin, Jerry Goldsmith, and Danny Elfman.

Darkened side streets and alleyways provide cover for the secrecy of the “family business” for the show’s opening statements from Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There). But a rival family from across town believes it’s time for a change and wants their own piece of this action. A confrontation looms.

The scene moves to border turf, a nightclub featuring hot Latin jazz, where the two factions are competing for control. Everyone dances to Mueva Los Huesos. But soon, words are exchanged, tensions escalate, and the once-festive occasion is quickly replaced by bloodshed, death, and sorrow, expressed in Jerry Goldsmith’s Theme from Chinatown.

The family pledges to avenge the death of one of its own and unleashes the brutality of the final, savage acts of the street war that follows in The Chase from Sleepy Hollow. There are no winners. Only survivors remain. So, who is left to control the city? Music City Legend looks forward to making you an eyewitness to this compelling story.

Music City Legend’s new staff “family” includes brass arranger Joe “Meat Hook” Murphy and percussion arranger Jason “The Bricklayer” Palmer. The visual designers are Dean “Bring the” Payne and Scott “Too Cool” Tanner. The Program Coordinator is Jim “Little Feets” Reed and Matt “The Knife” Dudek is Assistant Program Coordinator and Drum Major. Scott Rhodes is “Capo di Tutti Capi” (Executive Director).

Night Life: Hits of The Mob
Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There) – Harry Connick, Jr.
Mueva Los Huesos (Shake Your Bones) – Gordon Goodwin
Love Theme from Chinatown – Jerry Goldsmith
The Chase from Sleepy Hollow – Danny Elfman

Instructional Staff:
Brass Caption Head: Vincent “Vinnie” Ciesielski
Brass Technicians: Scott “Tornado” Steward and Devri DePriest
Brass Consultant: Dr. Gary Powell Nash
Colorguard Technician: Adrian Braden
Percussion Technician/Battery: Chris DeBerry
Percussion Technician/Pit Ensemble: Rebecca Tatarsky
Visual Technician: James Millis

The corps, planning for its fourth season of operation, travels on weekends during the summer months to compete against other similar units. Its members range in age from mid-teen to “middle age”. Music City Legend continues to attract membership from as far away as Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana. The corps’ next rehearsal camp weekend starts Saturday, January 20th at 9:00 AM at Goodpasture Academy, 619 W. Due West Avenue, in Madison, Tennessee. For directions or more information on Music City Legend, you’re invited to visit the corps’ web site at or call 615-941-2420.

Posted by on Wednesday, January 10th, 2007. Filed under DCA News.