Rochester Crusaders Co-Hosting Free “Rhythm & Brass” Concert

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The Rochester Crusaders in its continuing efforts to give back to the community will co-host this FREE concert with the Albion High School Music Department. The event will feature the Albion High School Winter Percussion, the Ghost Riders Drum & Bugle Corps, and the Rochester Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps. Your Master of Ceremonies for this event will be Bob Scott.

The Rochester Crusaders will hold rehearsal at the High School on Saturday starting at 9:30am-5:00pm, then will be in the concert that evening. The Corps return to the field for rehearsal on Sunday at 9:00am. All are welcome to attend rehearsals on both days.

The Corps has several members from Albion – Justin Barleben, Dave Hollebeck, Joe Callicut, Alexa Hess, Joe, Robin and Bill Stork.

Please join us this Saturday for a fine evening of drum corps!

“Albion High School Winter Percussion” This Albion High School Winter Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Bill Stork will be performing “Rhapsody in Purple.” This year was the first competitive year for the fifteen member group which placed 4th at the New York State Championships.

“The Ghost Riders” The Ghost Riders were originally formed in 1996 to compete in the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) “Mini Corps” competition. Since then, this group of dedicated members has been entertaining audiences with their own distinct blend of Drum Corps Music. 2008 will be the 13 consecutive championships appearance for the Ghost Riders, a record that may never be broken. The Ghost Riders won the New York State American Legion Crown, they have also won the prestigious DCA Mini Corps World Championship.

“The Rochester Crusaders” The history rich Rochester Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps is a non-profit musical, visual and educational organization, that provides quality instruction that focuses on a musical and visual program that is both artistically and technically challenging. While being a competitive unit which travels all over the Northeast, we strive to bring the Rochester community closer to the unique activity of Drum and Bugle Corps, which we perceive as an art form. The Crusaders also strive to keep the spirit of competition and the camaraderie throughout the Drum Corps community. The Rochester Crusaders give back to the community annually with food, toy drives, concerts, and many other outreach programs.

Posted by on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008. Filed under DCA News.