Raiders Announce 2009 Program
As America stands ready to turn a new page in its history, the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps looks back to a significant time in our past, as they announce their 2009 show titled “Isle of Hope”. The show highlights the entry of immigrants into America through Ellis Island, focusing on Slovak, Celtic and Italian cultures, featuring the music of Bela Bartok.
Included in this year’s show is the following:
• An American Elegy – Frank Tichelli
• Hungarian Peasant Songs, Romanian Dances, and Swineherds Dance – Bela Bartok
• Gan Ainm – Traditional Celtic Lament
• Overture from the Barber of Seville – Gioachino Rossi
The melding of different ethnic groups into one unique American culture is the focus of “Isle of Hope” as the Raiders honor the rich history of our country.
The Raiders compete in Drum Corps International’s Open class where they were finalists for the 2008 season. Their 2009 presentation promises to deliver another season of quality entertainment in the Raiders’ own special style.