Pioneer Announces 2009 Program
Our Program Coordinator, Mr. Joe Kuerzi, announced Monday that the theme for the Pioneer 2009 Production is, "CELTIC TRINITY". After 2 months of long discussions by our design team along with several creative show concepts and styles being considered, they have come up with an excellent and highly entertaining show. The music includes composer Brian Balmages’ "THREE CELTIC DANCES", and Steven Reinecke’s "RAGING RIVER". The music has a contemporary Irish sound, as compared to the more traditional Irish/American music that we have used in the past. We will also take advantage of the use of the new DCI rules regarding electronics to enhance our field presentation.
The Brass Music will be Arranged this year by Mr. Donny Allen from Batavia, New York, who is also our Brass Caption Head. Many of our Pioneer Alumni will recall that Donny’s arrangements of our highly successful (1998) Irish in Your Face and (2000) Brigadoon propelled us into the DCI Semi-Finals. Mr. Kuerzi and his staff are confident that these choices will provide the vehicle to once again capture the position of Semi-Finalist in the 2009 DCI Championships next summer in Indianapolis, Indiana