In The News: ULM Band Members Part Of Drum Corps International

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Touring with a drum and bugle corps whose electrifying performances have reached legendary status within Drum Corps International is a dream come true for ULM music education majors Nathan Powell, 21, a trumpet player from Shreveport, and Mason Coats, 19, a tuba player from Thibodaux.

So when the award-winning Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps made a late-July pit stop at Malone Stadium to rehearse for an upcoming performance in Alabama, the moment was especially sanguine.

But what may be even more legendary is how the competition has improved Powell and Coats in ways they never imagined. For starters, the highly competitive corps is such an intense, choreographed musical show that many of the musicians, Powell and Coats included, have literally melted several pounds and inches off their bodies as their summer tour comes to conclusion.

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Posted by on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010. Filed under DCI World.