Kentucky Drum Corps?
Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:08 PM
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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:58 PM
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:15 PM
Alliance ---Atlanta Ga.*
Corps Vets --Atlanta Ga*
Carolina Gold --N.Carolina
Tampa Bay Thunder Fl.*
Shenandoah Sound Vr*
Sun Devils ,Fl.
Music City Legion ,Nashville
Best of luck with what ever you choose but i know DCA would welcome you .
I think Derby City Knights is still trying to put some thing together to get out on the field .
If each and everyone of theses corps makes it out next year ,thats 8 corps .And if most if not all ran a show you've got a full summer of contests before DCA in Maryland .Not bad for the southern tier of DCA.
* corps that ran a show this year Tampa Bay Thunder had planed 2 shows but when Alliance and the Corps Vets pulled out they went with the one show .
Edited by Florida Sun, 09 August 2011 - 09:35 PM.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:34 AM
As far as Southwind goes I think they are pretty much dead in the water. The silence you are getting says it all.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:38 PM
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:54 PM
There used to be a corps before Derby City Knights in Louisville, but they went out around 2000. Lots of potential with Indiana and Ohio nearby, which hosts lots of DCI style shows. Glassmen, Bluecoats, Star Alumni, Cincinnati Tradition, Corpsvets, Alliance, Music City Legend, and other up for a road trip type options(hopefully those are all still active). Kentucky hasn't really had a good track record for longevity of corps. Although it has had a few over the years.
The area that we here call the tri state, hasn't had a good track record since the 60's and early 70's, when we had no less than 6 junior corps, each within a 45 minute drive of eachother. Pride of Cincinnati did alot to redeem that record in the early 80's. There is a large talent pool in cincinnati/northern Kentucky. Cincinnati Tradition (DCA CLASS A) is working hard to recruit some of that talent, for the 2012 DCA season.
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:04 PM
I want to encourage you to go for your dreams, and do not want to pee in your cheereos, but here goes: Before you even "think" about starting a new corps you should surround yourself first with well experienced older adults who are business owners, lawyers, CPAs, development (funding) professionals, etc... and have them incorporate and run the corps not artistic people. Starting and running a corps is "not" about music/marching; starting and running a corps is, or should be, strictly about legal forms (Incorporation Forms, IRS form 1023 to secure 501c3 status, State registration forms, 990 tax forms) income collection (development and funding) responsible budgeting (revenue vs. outlays, ledger books, inventory control) and other legal matters (insurance, child welfare and safety). Just look at the demise of most corps over the years, as well as look at why those which are successful are also financially solvent, and you will have a real eye opener on this subject.
... So my decision is leaning towards starting a new corps.
Edited by Stu, 21 August 2011 - 03:41 PM.
Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:03 PM
Edited by silvertrombone, 11 August 2012 - 06:35 PM.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:30 PM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:47 PM
That's what I was considering at first, I just need to find the people to do it and instruments, especially tubas lol
A great way to get a minicorps instrumented is to partner up with a local HS program. You can maybe donate to their boosters and they can let you borrow the low brass you need if it doesn't conflict with their needs of course. Even as a six time DCA Minicorps champion, my group still relies heavily on our friends at Carmel HS for tubas and marimbas and such.
Minicorps is a great way to 'dip your toe' without making a major investment.
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