Pacific Corps Vie For Top Spots Early In Season
The 2009 Drum Corps International Tour has already been marked by hard work, amazing performances, and incredibly tight competition, and the corps competing on the West Coast have been no exception.
World Class corps from the West, joined by the Ohio-based Bluecoats, have earned high marks from judges at recent competitions in Clovis, Stanford and Stockton, Calif.
Santa Clara Vanguard CEO Jeff Fiedler said his corps has performed well in the early season. Drum corps fans will hear the well-known tune of “Appalachian Spring” in SCV’s 2009 program featuring the music of Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning "Ballet for Martha." Beyond those familiar strains, however, Fiedler says the programming is somewhat unorthodox.
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