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Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Connelly

Name: Sarah Connelly What year(s) did you march in the Blue Knights? Blue Knights Winter Brass 2007 Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps 2008-2010 Read the rest of the article here.

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Meet The 2019 River City Rhythm Battery Team

As we embark on RCR’s 5th Anniversary season we are thrilled to introduce our 2019 Battery Percussion Team! This season, Percussion Supervisor/Program Coordinator, Paul Weber and Percussion Caption Head, Patrick Lyons will be joined by consultant Jake Coon, lead instructor Sam Peck, and instructors; Nathan Bailey, Kirk Fladung, Calvin Lipetzky, Dan Wesson, Jacqueline Gaetz, Jordan […]

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In The News – Slow To Clean House, Drum Corps International Wastes No Time Punishing Critic

As their activity was rocked last year by a series of scandals, leaders at Drum Corps International at times seemed sluggish in response. They delicately avoided in public statements naming a former Pennsylvania corps director accused of sexual misconduct. When the young members of a Wisconsin ensemble complained of poor conditions, they took weeks to […]

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In The News – Allentown Cadets’ Former Leader Calls Sex Assault Accusations ‘Orchestrated Smear’

George Hopkins, the former director of the Allentown Cadets drum and bugle corps charged with sexually assaulting two women and accused of sexual misconduct by nine others, called the claims an “orchestrated smear” by those who disagreed with his management, in an online post Thursday. In 12 paragraphs posted to the online publishing platform Medium.com, […]

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2019 Reilly Raiders Open House Postponed

The Reilly Raiders Open House, which was originally scheduled for this Sunday and is the subject of the attached press release, is being postponed due to the impending weather forecast. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 10 at 12:00 noon. The location is the Knights of Columbus, 235 Limekiln Pike, Glenside, PA 19038.

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Bluecoats Mourn Loss Of Former Member, Instructor, And Volunteer

Bluecoats are saddened to share the loss of one of their own today. Sheila Bear-Wallace was tragically killed by a gunman while walking her dog in a Cleveland neighborhood park on Thursday, January 17th. Sheila was an early member of the Bluecoats as a color guard performer from 1978-80. After aging out, Sheila remained with […]

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Santa Clara Vanguard From The Field: 2019, Episode 1

A brand new year means a brand new season of our video series: From The Field! We are so excited to be back, and ready to make some “Vanguard Magic” at our Brass and Percussion callback camp this weekend. Summer will be here before we know it! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at […]

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“Drop The Puck On ALS” – January 26th

Our friends at Rockin4ALS our pleased to announce the 2nd Annual “Drop the Puck on ALS” benefit on Saturday, January 26th at Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, WI. Rockin4ALS was founded in 2000 by Madison Scouts alumnus and instructor Steven Weekes, who would later succumb to ALS in 2005. Today the non-profit organization has expanded […]

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Blue Knights Announce 2019 Tour Admin Leadership

The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the administrative leadership team for the 2019 Drum Corps International Summer National Tour! Abel Cabrera will be Blue Knights Tour Director in 2019 Abel Cabrera became involved in drum corps as a baritone player for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps in 2014, which […]

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2019 Spartans January Camp Cancelled Due To Weather

With a Major Snowstorm coming in during our January Camp weekend, we have decided to cancel our event. We do this with the best intentions of keeping all of our members, staff and volunteers safe. Detailed information will be coming to all contracted members as well as prospective members via email in regards to assignments […]

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