“The Edge” To Audition For America’s Got Talent

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David Bruni announced today that after submitting a video clip of “The Edge” in performance to America’s Got Talent, he received an e-mail requesting the group to audition for the nationally televised program.

America’s Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network. The talent show features dancers, comedians, singers and other performers of all ages. The show gives opportunities for amateur performers to be recognized by an audience vote in the final round. Prior to that, contestants need to pass through a celebrity judging panel. This year, the panel includes well known stars: Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, and Howard Stern. The show is hosted by Nick Cannon.

Born out of an American art form, Drum and Bugle Corps, “The Edge” is a stage show comprised of blazing brass, incredible percussion and powerful contemporary visuals! The show is designed to entertain every fan of passionate performances. All elements of Intensity and precision are part of the cutting Edge performance that you will witness.

Through their combine efforts with the Empire Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Rochester, NY “The Edge” has assembled a national cast comprised of some of the finest entertainers in our field today.

Under the direction of Creative Director David Bruni, Musical Director Joey Pero, Colorguard Director Matt Winans and Percussion Director Joe Guadagnino ”Edge” will take you beyond the stage. Viewers will witness the stunning visuals and music that test the very boundaries of the stage itself.

“The Edge” is setting out to capture America’s hearts as told through the music of approximately thirty-five of the world’s premier performers Join us on the first leg of our modern yet nostalgic journey to stardom!

We’ll see you all on…”The Edge”!

The Details:
2/3 “The Edge” departs Rochester, NY.

2/4 “The Edge” arrives and sets up to give two performances prior to the show. One of these performances will be with Nick Cannon, the host. This will be a taped performance in which clips will be used to promote the new America’s Got talent season.

“The Edge” has an audition time slot of 10am with two minutes to “wow” the judges in the initial round

Should the initial judging panel approve, “The Edge” will move on to the final rounds in July. The live television show will take place in New York City!

As the audience to many drum corps shows have decreased, Bruni believes that taking this group to a nationally televised show will create banter among those who do not know what drum corps is. The millions of viewers (2011 season average 11.82 million and finals of 14.37 million) will make a significant impact on the visibility of the drum corps activity. ”This is an epic opportunity to bring drum corps to millions of people in one shot!” states Bruni.

The group sends special thanks to the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps for their assistance in this project.

For further information on this venture, please contact David Hobart on (917) 528-9340 or e-mail dhobart1 [at] gmail [dot] com. You may also reach out to David Bruni on his e-mail dbruni1 [at] rochester [dot] rr [dot] com.

“The Edge” is a program of the Empire Statesmen Drum & Bugle Corps. Founded by Vincent Bruni in 1983. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to assist the Empire Statesmen in getting “The Edge” on the road to North Carolina, please contact David Bruni at his e-mail above.

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Members come from the following Corps:

Empire Statesmen
Santa Clara Vanguard
Cadets of Greece
Genesee Quest Drum and Bugle Corps
St. Joe’s
The Rochester Crusaders
The Crossmen
Ghost Riders
Spirit of Atlanta
Sun Coast Sound
The Blue Devils
The Cavaliers
Carolina Crown
The Boston Crusaders
Rochester Patriots
The Bluecoats
The Cadets
The Brigadiers
Madison Scouts
Phantom Regiment
Reading Buccaneers
Prime Time Brass
Power Zone
Ghost of Power Zone
White Sabers
San Francisco Renegades
The Colts
WNY Alumni
Kingston Grenadiers
3rd Regiment
The Bushwackers

Posted by on Thursday, January 19th, 2012. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.