Star United To Perform At DCI Semifinals

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Star United has been invited by Drum Corps International (DCI) to perform the Star Spangled Banner at DCI’s World Championship World Class Semifinals in Indianapolis on August 13, 2010 in Indianapolis.

Star United will kick off the performance of 17 World Class drum and bugle corps from North America that advanced from the preceding evening’s Quarterfinals competition.

DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson saw a performance of the Star Spangled Banner by Star United at the DCI show hosted by Carmel High School on July 13 and felt compelled to include the group in the DCI World Class Championships to be held at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Members of the Star United are also members of the Star Alumni Corps that will perform in exhibition following the competitive corps later that evening.

Indianapolis-based Star United is a brass and percussion performance ensemble composed of primarily of alums of the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps, Brass Theater, and Blast!.

Formed in 2006, Star United competes with other "mini corps" ensembles located throughout North America at the Drum Corps Associates’ (DCA) national championships each Labor Day Weekend in Rochester, New York. To date, Star United has been named the national championship corps in each of its four years of existence. The corps will attempt to defend its title again on September 3, 2010.

In addition to organizations such as the Star of Indiana, Brass Theater, and Blast!, members of Star United have also performed with corps that include: The Concord Blue Devils, Blue Stars, Bluecoats, Black Knights, Bluegrass Brass, Brigadiers, Capital Regiment, Cavaliers, Cleveland Caballeros, Garfield Cadets, Geneseo Knights, Golden Valiants, Guardsmen, Imperial Guard, The Kilties, Limited Edition, Madison Scouts, Music City Legend, Northmen, Pride of Cincinnati, The Commandant’s Own Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Santa Clara Vanguard.

Star United would not exist without the support of its coaching team, the Cook Group, and sponsors such as Vic Firth, Chops Percussion, Evans Drum Heads, and Pearl Drums.

Star United is also particularly grateful to its fellow Star of Indiana alums for all of the support the organization has provided the mini corps. Carmel High School (Carmel, Indiana) and Victor High School (Victor, New York) also deserve special recognition for their willingness to share resources to assist the corps in preparing and performing.

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Posted by on Thursday, July 29th, 2010. Filed under DCI World.