2015 Academy Equipment Trailer Campaign
The Academy is excited to announce the official launch of a capital campaign for a new equipment trailer. In 2005, we acquired our first semi-trailer that we repaired and outfitted for storing and transporting equipment, instruments, and uniforms for The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. With tender love and care that 48-foot trailer served us well for nearly a decade.
While still a viable trailer, in recent years we have realized it has become too small for the needs of our growing ensemble. In 2005 the corps toured with 119 members. With our continued growth by 2010 we had reached 150 members, the maximum allowed by Drum Corps International rules. With the increase in membership came the increase in equipment; more uniforms, more marimbas, tubas, drums, sound equipment and more. In 2010 and 2011 we were fortunate to be able to borrow two large cargo trailers and trucks to manage the overflow of equipment. For the past three years, 2012-14, we have had to rent a 24-foot box truck to accommodate the additional equipment and in 2014 also added a U-Haul trailer to transport props used in our production entitled “Vanity Fair”.
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