Syracuse Brigadiers January Camp Report

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Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, the Syracuse Brigadiers enjoyed another successful and productive winter camp this past weekend, January 20-21. Murphy’s Law seemed in full swing, with the area’s first major winter storm holding out until just in time for the Brigs’ January camp. The storm dumped significant lake effect snow on Central New York, and though the weather did prevent some members from attending, the corps was amply represented in all areas.

Both brass and percussion worked through more new music, with the weekend concluding in full ensemble rehearsal of the first two productions and a significant portion of the closer. The progress of the corps through this point in the winter is unprecedented, at least within recent memory. “To be at a point where we are able to ensemble this much of the show in January is remarkable. It really is a testament to the work ethic of the corps members and the staff and bodes well for continued progress as we work toward the summer,” said Corps Director Rick Martin. “The excitement for this show just continues to grow and we look forward to sharing it with the drum corps community and the fans.”

The corps still has openings and invites interested musicians and colorguard to contact Corps Director Rick Martin at richardmartin [at] brigadiers [dot] com or Recruiting Director Jason Snow at jasonsnow [at] brigadiers [dot] com. You can also learn more about the corps by visiting its website at

With roots dating to 1938, the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum & Bugle Corps was reorganized in 1991 after a nineteen-year absence from competition. The Brigadiers are 5-time Drum Corps Associates World Champions, winning titles in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, and are the only drum and bugle corps to ever win four consecutive DCA titles.

For more information, visit the corps’ website at

Posted by on Wednesday, January 24th, 2007. Filed under DCA News.