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Announcing 2020 Troopers Member Leadership

We are pleased to announce our member leadership for the 2020 season. “These individuals have shown a long term commitment to the Troopers organization. I am very excited to see their positivity thrive in a leadership capacity. Their ability to motivate and inspire the membership will be an amazing thing to witness.” -Corps Director Kristy […]

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2020 Pacific Crest Auditions

With the return of all designers and lead educators — and with new creative designer, Tony Lymon — Pacific Crest announces the opening of our 2020 Auditions! Learn about our December Audition/Experience Camp, video audition opportunities, and clinics to help your prepare for the big weekend. Read the rest of the article here.

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Congrats To The 2019 Red & Black Fall Classic Performers

Over 2500 students from across the midwest took the field on Saturday, September 28 to showcase their talents at the Red & Black Fall Classic – a marching band festival competition hosted by Phantom Regiment in partnership with the NIU Marching Band. Read the rest of the article here.

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Rich Waddington Named Colt Cadets Director

Rich Waddington has been named director of the Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. Rich brings with him nearly 20 years of teaching band in public schools throughout the state of Iowa. Most recently, Rich was the director of bands at Oskaloosa High School in southeast Iowa. The program enjoyed many years of success in […]

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Seattle Cascades Announce 2020 Instructional Staff

We are thrilled to announce our Instructional staff for the 2020 season! With such an awesome lineup we can’t wait to see what is in store for the summer! We’ll introduce you to the Caption Supervisor and Caption Head below, but you can learn more about each of these talented individuals on our Staff page […]

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Crossmen Announce 2020 Colorguard Staff

Crossmen Productions is excited to announce the 2020 Colorguard staff! This incredible group of talented individuals is under the leadership of caption head, Tyler Edrington, who is entering his ninth season with the Crossmen. “2020 is going to be such an exciting year for the Crossmen. Tyler has established a strong, long-standing foundation for the […]

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Pioneer To Perform In Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

On Thursday November 28th, Pioneer will particpate in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. As one of the nation’s largest and most popular Thanksgiving Day parades, the corps will perform in front of half a million spectators that line the parade route. In addition, the parade is also broadcast nationwide and streamed worldwide to millions of viewers […]

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Bluecoats Introduce 2022 Strategic Plan

At a meeting last month, the Bluecoats board of directors approved a comprehensive new strategic plan that will lead the organization into our 50th year. The plan, which covers a variety of goals, includes expansions of our Stark County programming, a focus on developing our Bluecoats-operated DCI shows, and the creation of a 10-year improvement […]

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Troopers Announce Retirement Of Fred Morris

Today, it is with much gratitude in our hearts that we announce the retirement of former Corps Director Fred Morris. Fred became the Director of the Troopers in 2006 during our inactive year and helped stabilize the organization, returning the corps to competition in 2007, a finals run in 2009, and consistent semi-finalist appearances ever […]

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2020 Crossmen Visual Team Announced

Crossmen Productions is thrilled to announce the 2020 Visual Instructional Staff! Under the leadership of Visual Coordinator & Designer Andrew Ebert and Caption Head Blake Daughtrey , the Crossmen welcome the return of many visual instructors along with the addition of several new staff members! 2020 Visual Team Read the rest of the article here.

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