Guardians Expand Brand

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The Guardians Drum and Bugle have announced the creation of many new programs under their nonprofit, the Independent Creative Arts Network (iCAN), as well as an overhaul of merchandise services.

The Guardians have launched a “regional drum corps initiative” aimed at bringing more drum corps to Texas. This initiative will expand to other cities, starting with the Hub City Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps based in Lubbock, TX. The corps will be under the direction of Lubbock-Cooper High School’s assistant band director, Nicole Baxter. Nicole will lead the creation and management of the corps, while the national touring Guardians’ director, Johnathan Doerr, will be the executive director and manage the strategic planning and financials. The goal of a regional drum corps is to be affordable, less of a time commitment, and built by and for the community. Hub City Guardians will be applying for drum corps international’s open class for the summer of 2018. El Paso is the next community in the Guardians’ sights for the regional drum corps initiative, with plans to expand to other areas of Texas shortly thereafter.

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Posted by on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. Filed under Current News, DCI Open.