Music City To Field Full Corps In 2011
In only its third year of existence Music City Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashville, Tennessee plans to field a 150-member drum corps. In 2009 with 47 members Music City placed 13th in Open Class. Last year’s 64-member corps placed 6th with a score of 88.5.
Executive Director Keith Hall credits the corps’ rapid growth to the corps’ focus on making every day a fun experience for the members and to the dedication of the largely volunteer instructional staff. Other key staff personnel include Jamie Blackburn, corps director; Mark Garey, assistant director; Brian Kackley, brass supervisor; Alan Rice, percussion supervisor; Levi Brandenburg, guard supervisor; Jordan Lalama, visual supervisor; Brian Diller, brass arranger; Hunter Stricklin, percussion arranger and Tim Darbonne, visual designer.
Music City’s tour schedule this summer will include appearances in St. Louis, MO; Broken Arrow, OK; Little Rock, AR; Sevierville, TN; Charleston, WV; Johnsonburg, PA; Erie, PA; Michigan City, IN and Indianapolis, IN. Drum corps audiences in these cities can look forward to another fan-friendly show from Music City. This year’s “Let’s Dance!” production will include I Could Have Danced All Night, Bandstand Boogie, Waltz of the Flowers, Singing in the Rain, Jai Ho, Tennessee Waltz, Dancing Machine and Shake Your Tail Feather.
The corps is seeking to add a handful of new guard members at its April 29 camp. Brass performers may also inquire about late openings in the horn line. To learn more about becoming a member and to submit a membership application please visit the corps’ web site at www.MusicCityDrumCorps.org. You may also contact the corps by email at info [at] MusicCityDrumCorps [dot] org.