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2018 Academy Percussion Staff

Cisco Hance Percussion Caption Head/Designer Osman “Cisco” Hance currently resides in Port St. Lucie, FL. He has been involved with DCI since 2003. He started marching with Magic of Orlando under the instruction of Colin McNutt and Brian Tinkel. In 2005 he joined Carolina Crown and acted as center snare and percussion section leader from […]

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2018 Carolina Crown Percussion Staff

Thom Hannum, Percussion Director/Arranger Thom Hannum is entering his sixth year as Director of Percussion for the Crown Drum Corps. He will share the duties of arranging for and directing the Crown percussion program with Percussion Caption Supervisor Travis Peterman and Front Ensemble Supervisor/Arranger Jim Ancona. Read the rest of the article here.

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2018 Crossmen Drum Major eXperience Camp

The Drum Major eXperience camp and audition will take place in San Antonio, TX on January 26-28, 2018. Anyone flying into the camp must fly into San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Housing and a total of six meals throughout the weekend are provided. Drum major eXperience participants need to complete the 2018 Online Crossmen Registration […]

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2018 Mandarins Health And Wellness Team

We are excited to announce the implementation of the Mandarins Health and Wellness Team. Co-directors Kimberly Wong, PT, and Daniel Fong, O.D. will be assembling a team of professionals and interns to ensure the health and well-being of the Mandarins members and staff. “The members’ physical health and well-being is the most important aspect of […]

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2018 Seattle Cascades Welcome Anna Quenemoen

We’re thrilled to have Anna Quenemoen on board for the 2018 season! This veteran will fulfill many roles in the drum corps. She’ll serve as an administrator as well as a consultant for our drum majors and leadership team! Anna has been a part of marching arts in the Northwest since 2010, since graduating from […]

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Black Star Drumline Helps Kids Find Their Own Beat

Wisconsin Life, a production of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, published a feature on the Black Drum Drumline, a program of Forward Performing Arts. Check it out here: https://www.wisconsinlife.org/story/youth-group-drumline-helps-kids-find-their-own-beat To learn more about Black Star, go to www.blackstardrumline.com Read the rest of the article here.

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Queen, Chreste, Lluvera, More Join 2018 Bluecoats Staff

With audition season kicking off this weekend in Texas, we are excited to announce several key additions to the 2018 Bluecoats instructional staff. See below for a list of new faces that will help contribute to our success this summer. Guard: Rosie Queen, Guard Advisor Carrie Short, Guard Instructor Aylin Vural, Guard Instructor Read the […]

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#GivingTuesday 2017

On Tuesday, November 28, charities, businesses, and communities around the world will come together in honor of #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving and celebration of the way your donations can make a difference! For many years, millions of people have reached out to support the causes they believe in and the communities in […]

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Music City Seeks Admin/Media Interns

Music City Drum Corps is seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented individuals to round out its support team for the 2018 season. Anyone interested in applying for an Administrative Intern or Media Intern position should submit a cover letter and resume to executive director Kent Baker at director [at] musiccitydrumcorps [dot] org. Resumes received by Friday, […]

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World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member Irene McGrath Passes Away

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Irene McGrath passed away at age 97 at the Episcopal Home in Rochester, New York at 4:15 am, Friday November 10, from complications of pneumonia and heart failure, with children Patricia, William, Thomas and Shirley at her side. In 2000, she became the third member of her family […]

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