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Schoeffel Joins 2017 Spirit Of Atlanta Design Team

Spirit of Atlanta is proud to announce the addition of Geoff Schoeffel to the 2017 design team. Under Geoff’s direction, Spirit will be pushing to the cutting edge of electronic design and integration. Currently, Geoff is a professional electronics designer and recording engineer running his own company at www.pagentryaudio.com. After graduating from the recording school […]

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Santa Clara Vanguard 50th Anniversary Gala Hotel Accommodations

The Santa Clara Vanguard has a block of hotel rooms available for those attending the 50th Anniversary Gala and DCI WEST at Stanford. We want to encourage you to stay at the Gala Headquarters opening weekend. Special room rates will be available Thursday June 22, Friday June 23, Saturday June 24, and Sunday June 25. […]

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Santa Clara Vanguard 50th Anniversary Gala Tickets On Sale Soon

We are delighted to announce that you can purchase your tickets on Monday, December 5, 2016 for our Anniversary Gala, with special guest, The Blue Devils, scheduled for June 24, 2017. We are very much looking forward to this epic reunion weekend filled with performances, barbecues, silent auctions, and much more. Read the rest of […]

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Help Keep Dinah Owen’s Legacy Alive In 2017

Will you donate to help members who need financial assistance to join the drum corps or percussion ensemble? It was a sad day in March, 2014. We lost Dinah Owens, a long-time, committed volunteer for the Ascend Programs-the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and Blue Knights World Percussion Ensemble. A Memorial Scholarship was established […]

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Cadets & Cadets2 Expanding Tuba Sections In 2017

The Cadets & Cadets2 are expanding their tuba sections! In years past, The Cadets have marched 8, 10, 12, 14 and even 16 tubas. The final number has not been determined for 2017, but what we do know is, we want more! So if you’re a tuba player, we want you to come to either […]

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Condolences For A Spartans Alumni

The Spartans would like to extend our best wishes to the family of 2008 alumni Dylan Edwards on his sudden passing. Once a Spartan always a Spartan.. the following message is from an alumni and former staff member of the corps… “Teachers are often challenged to explore better ways of engaging students and delivering higher […]

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2017 Battalion November BEX Event Report

November marked the beginning of the 2017 season for The Battalion, as the corps completed two successful Battalion Experience (BEX) Clinics in Idaho and Colorado. These events represent half of all of the organization’s BEX clinics for the 2017 season, which will be held in Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Idaho. BEX clinics are non-audition events […]

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Marching Roundtable 571: Blue Stars Health And Wellness Program

The corps’ athletic trainer explains how they prepare the members for the season and keep them well and safe throughout. With Zach Dangel and Russ Gavin This episode sponsored by Stanbury Uniforms Read the rest of the article here.

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2017 Spartans December Events

There is a lot going on this month.. take a look! Sunday, December 4th Marybeth Sheehan- Spiritual Medium Fundraiser. 6PM Friendship Club Nashua NH. See web site for details. Saturday and Sunday December 10 and 11 Brass and Percussion Experience Camp. Starts at 8AM Saturday with registration and ends at 4PM on Sunday. Full weekend […]

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2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Open House Report

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fall weekend. Coming off a holiday where everyone is with family and friends, returning members where excited to see their second family only a couple days later. Not only that, seeing the new faces, both staff and prospective membership, drove that excitement further! Upon walking through the […]

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