Beeches Announces 2013 Program

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The show this year will take the Corps in another direction which we hope will push the performers to another level and produce an entertaining show for the Audience and Judges.

Beeches have added to their instructors for this season and also taken the decision to move the written book in house, apart from the visual that will once again be written by Mark Bolton. Taking this bold decision means that all 3 section heads within the Corps will be writing their first full show this season. To assist and help them through this, Beeches are please to have on board in a consultancy role David Reeves:

A large part of David’s music career has been rooted in the Drum Corps, Marching Band and Indoor Percussion activities where he has arranged or composed well over 100 scores. He was an instructor for the DCI groups Santa Clara Vanguard (’97, ’99-’02) and The Cavaliers from Rosemont, IL (’06,’07) as well as an arranger for the Seattle Cascades (’04,’05) and the Troopers from Casper, WY (’09-’12). He was the percussion instructor and arranger for the University of Washington Husky Band from 2001-2009. His compositions and arrangements for high school ensembles in the Indoor Percussion activity have helped lead to numerous gold, silver and bronze medals at the WGI Percussion World Championships.

Corps Director Andrew Dallison said “Yes it is a gamble to give our 3 section heads the chance to write their first full shows but with an ever decreasing amount of available writers, I felt that with their willingness and enthusiasm to want to take on the project, it is our duty to back them and allow their abilities to shine. Having David also on board this season has given them the support to allow them to explore their talents even further. We are really pleased with the progress of the show and how well the members are taking to it and working hard towards June.”

Beeches will once again be entering BYBA in Division 1 and DCUK.

2013 Design Team

Brass Jason Ball
Percussion Adam Edwards
Front Ensemble Sarah Edwards
Visual Performance Suzanne Hemming
Visual Show Mark Bolton

Show music will be taken from the following pieces:

Sweet Child of Mine
Sex is on Fire
Ever Fallen in Love
Sugar, We’re Goin Down
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Black Parade
Livin’ on a Prayer

Posted by on Monday, April 15th, 2013. Filed under British Youth Band Association, Current News, Drum Corps U.K., FrontPage Feature.