Windy City Legion 2012 Open House
The “Windy City Legion”, Chicago’s Premiere All-Age Drum & Bugle Corps will host an “Open House” Event on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 12 Noon – 5:00 PM. The Open House will be held at: Northside College Prep High School – 5501 N Kedzie Ave. in Chicago, IL.
This will be an excellent opportunity to find out what the Windy City Legion has to offer and meet the entire Staff and Administration.
The Corps plans to focus primarily on DCA shows, as well as local area performances and parades for their inaugural 2012 Season. In addition, the Corps plans to expand out into DCI Shows in their second year, 2013. Although there is no age restriction to be a member of the Windy City Legion, we do ask that anyone below the age of 17 yrs, have the written approval of a parent or legal guardian to participate in the corps. Membership is open to all those in the greater Chicago area, as well as all other regions.
The main goals of the Windy City Legion are to foster and promote excellence in the musical sport of drum & bugle corps, as well as develop and maintain a strong comradarie within the corps. In addition, the corps will work to foster and promote a healthy sense of self-esteem and independence, which will greatly improve the lives of all those who are involved in our organization, as well as the lives of all they touch in the future.
With that being said, the Corps has put together a fantastic staff to help instill all the above mentioned qualities in all those who choose to join us! The Board/Admin/Staff of the Windy City Legion is as follows:
Board of Directors
Larry Pawlowski – President
Tom Day – Vice President
William Hampton – Treasurer / Business Manager
Bobby Bonslater – Secretary / Corps Director
Paul Chaffee – Operations and Development Advisor
Brenda Kurtz – Public Relations Advisor
Justice Stamps – Grant Writing Advisor
Larry Pawlowski – EducationalAdvisor
Todd Schultz – Design Consultant
Patrick Wiggins – Media Coordinator
John Brennan – Design Consultant / Arranger
Bobby Bonslater – Supervisor/ Designer
Juan Cordova – Mellophone Instructor
Christopher Dixon – Baritone/Euphonium Instructor
Scott Wagner – Low Brass Instructor
Adam Goldson – Consultant
Roger Carter – Consultant / Designer
James Doyle – Arranger
Jose Villegas – Supervisor
William Hampton – Battery Manager
William Manhard – Tenor Instructor
Robert Durkee – Front Ensemble Instructor
John Kelly – Consultant
Todd Urbanowicz – Marching & Maneuvering
In addition, the staff has put together an excellent show for the corps’ 2012 inaugural season. Honoring the past, present and future of American civilization, Windy City Legion is proud to present:
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”
Fanfare: Star Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key
America the Beautiful – Samuel Ward
Scene 1: Liberty and Justice for All
Piano Concerto in F – George Gershwin
Scene 2: One Nation Under God
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Var. 18 – Sergei Rachmaninov
Scene 3: Divided We Fall
Dies Irae from Symphonie Fantastique – Hector Berlioz
Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky
Scene 4: United We Stand
We Shall Overcome – Spiritual
Lean on Me – Bill Withers
Finale: Festival Overture – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
For more information about our Open House, please visit our official website at: http://windycitylegion.yolasite.com and “RSVP” to receive music and up-to-the-date news!!!
We look forward to seeing you ALL on November 19th!!!