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In The News – Allentown Cadets Compete In World Championships

The Allentown Cadets drum and bugle corps earned some high honors out in Indianapolis. The Cadets competed in the Drum Corps International World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Cadets drum major, Claire Albrecht, was the recipient of the Jim Jones Leadership Award at this weekend’s championships. Read the rest of the article here.

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Bluecoats End Incredible Season With Bronze Medal Finish

Tens of thousands of fans stood and cheered as the 2018 Bluecoats ended their season at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis on Saturday night. The show – Session 44 – was about the performer’s journey. It came to a fitting end as 154 Bluecoats performers came face-to-face with a roaring crowd. Bringing […]

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In The News – Cavaliers’ Beat Goes On: 70 Years, 6th Place In DCI

Sixth in the world is a record to be proud to have. That’s where the Rosemont Cavaliers ranked Saturday (Aug. 12) in the 2018 Drum Corps International finals, held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This year’s Cavaliers performance piece was dubbed “Of Madness and Creativity.” Music included works by Lou Reed, George Crumb, […]

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In The News – Drum Corps Wrap Up World Competition

The Drum Corps International Summer Tour and Competition wraps up Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium More than 5,600 performers have been in town from across the U.S. and 15 other countries. The World Championship finals began at 6:30 p.m. Corps are scheduled to compete through 10 p.m., and awards at 10:15. Read the rest of […]

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In The News – Drum Corps World Championship In Indy Brings In $11m

The world’s best drum and bugle corps are marching through Lucas Oil Stadium for the Drum Corps International World Championships. Twenty-five teams competed Friday in the semifinals for a spot in Saturday’s final round. According to Visit Indy, the event is generating more than $11 million for the local economy. Read the rest of the […]

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The Sacramento Mandarins Made History

For the first time in its 55-year history, the Mandarins are a Top 12 World Class drum corps. The Mandarins placed 11th out of 40 corps in the 2018 DCI Championship Prelims, advancing to 10th place of 12 corps in both Semifinals and Finals. For the entire season, their production, Life Rite After — with […]

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Spartans Getting Ready For 2019

We are pleased to announce that plans are underway for the winter camp process here at Spartans. To become a member of the corps we ask that you please submit your name and information to us. CLICK THE BECOME A SPARTAN BUTTON. The dates of winter camps will be as follows (Locations TBD): Nov 16 […]

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SCV Backstage 2018: A Conversation With Scott Koter

As the 2018 season comes to a close, we take one more closer look at “Babylon” with Scott Koter, SCV Program Coordinator. Refresh your memory before our DCI Finals performance, as Scott walks us step by step through the show, pointing out design details that you may have missed! Read the rest of the article […]

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Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Schweitzer

Name: Joshua Schweitzer What year(s) did you march in the Blue Knights? 2004-2006 Lead Trumpet, 2007 Secondary Drum Major, 2008-2009 Horn Sargent/Lead Trumpet. Read the rest of the article here.

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In The News – Bluecoats, Seven Others Put On Memorable Drum Corps Competition

Some time ago, Samuel Crawford adopted a mantra that he has repeated many times as he takes the field as a member of the Canton Bluecoats. It’s something the Bluecoats drum major has told fellow corps members often: “We didn’t come here to win, but we didn’t come here to lose.” Read the rest of […]

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