The Academy Works to put Educational Effort Before Competitive Agenda
The summer is heating up in Arizona as last year’s Division II World Champion, the Academy, gets ready to move into Division I competition. The corps has been rehearsing in Tempe almost every day since Memorial Day, working on their 2007, and most challenging program to date, “The Chase.” They come into this season feeling that their past work ethic as a Division II corps will continue to help them be successful this year as well. DCI.org recently talked with Academy Director Mark Richardson to find the corps’ secret to success.
Richardson says the corps’ 2007 program is designed not merely as a competitive vehicle, but as an educational one first and foremost, as he understands that a solid educational foundation is the key to long-term success and evolution.
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