2016 Battalion Tour Recap – A New Beginning
The Battalion’s first competitive season was an absolute success, thanks to the selfless contributions and tireless work of so many.
In 2014, this corps was born on a few pieces of paper. A copy of those pages sits on my desk and I often look at them in amazement. On those sheets were written every scenario of how to make a drum corps in Utah a reality. Even in our best case scenario, we could not have envisioned how incredible our first season would be for our members and the community, and how sound the organization would be. We fielded a corps of 104 members, toured more than 2,000 miles, purchased uniforms, brass instruments, a battery set, guard equipment, and a bevy of other necessary assets, all without going into debt. Our corps members had a fantastic experience, thanks to a very talented set of world-class educators. And this is only the beginning. To all who contributed their time and means to get this organization to where it is now, I offer a heartfelt and humble thank you. I hope you’ll continue to help us build this worthwhile endeavor for years to come.
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