2010 CorpsVets Open House Report
What a great open house! An absolutely fantastic turnout and just a wonderful day! To summarize for all and to encourage those that couldn’t make it, we had over 175 attendees, including members, staff and volunteers. For potential members present we had 64 horns, 38 percussion, 47 color guard and 2 drum majors for a total 151. So if you’re thinking about participating in the largest and best corps the CorpsVets have yet to offer, now is the time to join. Bring your friends!
The weather was beautiful and allowed the large hornline to rehearse outdoors the entire day. The high brass and low brass split with high brass in music rehearsal under caption head Alan Armstrong and the low brass under caption head Chad Jacobs assisted by visual instructors Chris Freeman, Chris Sink and Les Burgess. Half way through the day, they switched and ended the day with the full hornline and Freddy Martin helping instruct. The massive color guard contingent was in the gym with program coordinator and guard caption head Victor Mooney and guard instructors Michael Floyd and Aaron Gantt.
The battery, under caption head Eric Miller and assisted by percussion instructors Andy Haupt, Matt Young, Julian Jones, and David Clay stayed indoors for a time but also headed outdoors into the sunshine of Senoia Georgia. The pit rehearsed outdoors under the instruction of Whitney King and Will Campbell. Wonderful sounds were heard throughout the campus as they worked technique charts.
Other tidbits announced were the description of the 2010 field show, the new tuition structure, the calendar and potential summer show schedule and fund-raisers. Victor Mooney described the show concept to the new 2010 membership which brought a resounding applause. The corps is embarking on some new approaches in the programming this season; change is coming and it’s a revolution! A detailed public announcement will come soon.
All veterans and new members were encouraged to jump into the fund-raising season as Georgia Dome suites attendants, earning two fund-raising credits per event. Additionally the corps will work at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Lowes Motor Speedway in the spring of 2010.
The summer show schedule is tentative at this point but should include at least two southern DCI competitions, two or three southern DCA competitions and three northeastern DCA competitions (including championships in Rochester NY Labor Day weekend).
The next brass rehearsal is Saturday December 5th 1030am-7pm at East Coweta Middle School. For percussion and guard the next rehearsals will be announced soon, but should be in January or February. Contact recruiting chairman James Wolters info [at] corpsvets [dot] org for the latest news.