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A Drive Up The Interstate; The I-90 Challenge

Dear Cavalier Nation! As you know, the 2020 drum corps season is not what any of us could have imagined last fall. For example, in a normal year right now we’d be in the stretch of shows that includes the San Antonio, Atlanta, and Allentown regionals – the weeks when the shows and members really […]

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Bluecoats Brass Podcast 12-The Life Of A Drum Major In DCI

What’s it like to be a drum major in DCI? We discuss the audition process, the day to day role, and much more with 3 former drum majors of the Bluecoats. This episode was originally broadcast as a webinar during the DCI Summer of Learning sponsored by Marching Arts Education. Episode includes Bob Chreste, Willie […]

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The Big Move is Coming Soon

As we announced recently, The Cadets are moving from the offices we have shared with YEA! since 2004 to our new location within walking distance of J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown’s historic district. The staff and volunteers have been working hard to pack up and to prepare our new offices for the upcoming move. […]

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Bluecoats Brass Podcast Bonus-2015 Murfreesboro, TN Brass Tape (Wayne Dillon)

2020 SUMMER BONUS EPISODE! Each week this summer, we’ll release a past Bluecoats brass judge tape from a show in the same city we would’ve been at if we were on tour. This week is our brass tape from the 2015 DCI Masters of the Summer Music Games in Murfreesboro, TN. The brass judge was […]

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Old School DCI Night – 1972 Pt 2

By Popular Demand, we are back with more Old School Drum Corps! Watch the 27th Lancers, Kilties, and St. Andrew’s Bridgemen! We take you back to the very first DCI Championships in 1972! Our panel of DCI legends and luminaries WHO WHERE THERE on that first night share stories as we watch some performances from […]

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#DoSomething: Understanding Race, History, And Why You Need To Be An Ally

On Friday July 17th, the BAC community gathered on Zoom for an important conversation around race, history, and the importance of being an ally. The discussion was led by guest speaker LeRon Barton, an accomplished author and speaker on race, mass incarceration, and social justice. Over the nearly three hour discussion, Barton led the 2020 […]

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In The News – Former Drum Corps Director Awaiting Trial In Sex Assault Case Sues For Severance

As he awaits trial on allegations of sexual assault during his tenure with Youth Education in the Arts, the organization’s former CEO is suing the board, claiming he’s owed more than $580,000 in severance pay and other expenses. George Hopkins is suing YEA, claiming the organization has failed to pay his severance more than two […]

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Spirit Of Atlanta Pearl And Adams Equipment Sale

As bands everywhere are deep in the planning stages for their fall season, Spirit of Atlanta has made available an excellent array of brass and percussion equipment from our incredible partners at Pearl/Adams. Most of these instruments have been used only for 1 season of DCI, and are in great shape with years of excellence […]

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Marching Roundtable 915: Open Class Drum Corps May Be The Perfect Fit

Students are getting expert instruction and great experiences in Open Class corps, and these groups may be the exact right place for many students. With Dave Eddleman and Tim Heasley. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes. Read the rest of […]

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In The News – The Pride Of McNeese In Drum Corps International

Drum Corps International (DCI) is a creative and innovative group where many of the world’s best musicians and performers sign up to compete in a summer tour. And over the years the Pride of McNeese Marching Band has housed dozens of these talented performers. Director of the Pride of McNeese Dr. Jay Sconyers explained what […]

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