Scout House In DCA Alumni Show For 14th Time
Preston Scout House Band will present its full-motion field show for the 14th time since 2002 at the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Alumni Spectacular in Rochester, New York on Sunday, September 4. Scout House first performed in the annual event in Scranton, Pennsylvania 14 years ago, during a steady rainfall that had spectators huddling under umbrellas.
The Alumni Spectacular field show begins at 10 am in Sahlen’s Stadium, 460 Oak Street, Rochester. The downtown stadium is built on a filled-in section along the original route of the Erie Canal. This old canal bed later became the route of the city’s subway system, which stopped operating in 1956.
The alumni show is one of the high profile events during DCA’s annual Labor Day championship tournament weekend. These other events include individual and ensemble competitions and mini-corps contest Friday evening, World Drum Corps Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner Friday evening, preliminary contest to determine finalists in two divisions on Saturday and championship finals on Sunday evening. Ticket information for contests and the alumni field show is available from DCA at: http://dcacorps.org
DCA aims to provide performers with stimulating and rewarding social experiences, to provide a competitive outlet for performers and to entertain and excite audiences. Member corps are expected to be entertaining, unique, emotional, diverse, vibrant, spirited and energetic without sacrificing the highest level of quality. DCA encourages member corps to choose and perfect the performances vehicles that best entertain audiences and satisfy membership. Audiences should expect and receive varied programs performed at a high level of proficiency.
Preston Scout House Band, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with registered charity status able to issue tax receipts to donors, incorporated under the Corporations Act of the Province of Ontario on November 29, 1956.
The multi-unit organization offers individuals of any age the opportunity to “Arrange the soundtrack of your life” in marching arts activities starting as young as age 8 and continuing throughout life. These units are:
*Preston Scout House Cadets drum and bugle corps for young men and women up to age 22, Silver Award winners at the 2016 Drumline Ontario provincial championships;
*Preston Scout House Band for those over age 18, performing concerts, parades and field shows annually across southern Ontario and neighbouring states;
*Silver Leaves brass ensemble, which rehearses in the winter for appearances at drum corps and community events throughout the year;
*Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard, established in the fall of 2014 and undefeated in its first two seasons of North East Color Guard Circuit contests;
*Heritage Drill Team, with members wearing tight black shorts, knee socks, short sleeved burgundy tunics, white gauntlets and Aussie hats as in the 1950 and ‘60s.
For more information about Preston Scout House Band Inc. activities, contact Activities Coordinator Nancy Weiler at telephone (519) 653-3376, email prestonscouthouseband [dot] adm [at] sympatico [dot] ca or visit the website at: scouthouseband.com