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  1. We are very excited to officially announce two new additions to our design team for the 2018 season. Jared Andrews joins as our new Percussion Arranger. Jared is on staff for the 18 time World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. In his 6 years with the corps they have won DCI 4 times, […] View the full article
  2. It’s pure. It’s bold. It’s universal. The work of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) captures the essence and energy of the universe. His genius lies in the ability to simplify the subjects of his paintings into what has been described as “a clear, universal aesthetic language.” Read the rest of the article here. View the full article
  3. Our next brass and percussion practice session will be held at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club from 9AM to 4PM on Sunday, January 28th. New members are welcome. The corps is actively seeking trumpet and baritone players to fill out the line. Please email us at info [at] spartansdbc [dot] org to learn more. February Camp will be […] View the full article
  4. RCR is very excited to welcome Brass Supervisor Ben Harloff and Percussion Ensemble Specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Crowell to the RCR family! Each bring extensive knowledge and passion to the field and we are thrilled to have both for the 2018 season! In addition, we’re pleased to announce that Brass Instructor Brian Veith will be joining […] View the full article
  5. If you’re interested in auditioning for the last remaining spots, sign up for our February Camp. But it’s also an opportunity for new applicants to audition for the 2018 season. Camp starts Saturday, February 10, at 9 am, and ends Sunday, February 11 at 6:00 pm Location: Diamond Bar High School, 21400 Pathfinder Rd, Diamond […] View the full article
  6. Greetings from EXCELSIOR It is with little relief but with determination for 2019 that EXCELSIOR announces its inactive status for the 2018 Season. Read the rest of the article here. View the full article
  7. February Camp is now the last weekend of the month, Feb. 23 – 25, to avoid a conflict with the Washington Music Educators Association Annual State Conference. February Camp Check-In opens at 6PM on Friday Feb. 23, and camp will conclude with Dismissal and Pack-Out at 3PM on Sunday, Feb. 25. This camp will again […] View the full article
  8. Every year during the New Year’s reception, members are put in the limelight for their years of dedication. This year was no exception and the group was big again. Extra special was that this year we had someone who is no less than 60 (!) Years old and a new honorary member was appointed. Jack […] View the full article
  9. The Skyliners proudly announce their 2018 Show – “TOTALITY – Everything Changes…” There are 5 movements, just as there are 5 parts of a solar eclipse. It’s going to be a fun, uplifting show that performers will all enjoy performing, and will captivate and entertain the audience. Selections include: Part 1 – Hymn to the […] View the full article
  10. What years did you march in the Blue Knights? I marched Contrabass in 1996 and 1997 and I was the Drum Major in 1998 for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. Where did you attend high school? Central High School in Cheyenne, WY Read the rest of the article here. View the full article
  11. Watchmen are pleased to announce the Visual Staff team for the 2018 season. Drill Designer Brian Shay is an accomplished veteran designer who has staged hundreds of shows for the international marching arts competitive community. His custom show designs have helped performance ensembles earn many division titles and visual caption awards at the regional level […] View the full article
  12. In our ongoing effort to expand the member and volunteer experience, The Academy is seeking to secure a Food Manager for the 2018 season. The Academy Food Manager will be responsible for the day to day operations of the corps’ mobile kitchen truck. Responsibilities include planning, ordering and managing the preparation of meals for the […] View the full article
  13. Happy 51st Birthday Santa Clara Vanguard! Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is proud to celebrate this exciting occasion with a celebratory brunch on Saturday, March 17! The morning affair will consist of a hearty meal with freshly prepared mimosas, followed by the 2018 Vanguard Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony where we will recognize the achievements […] View the full article
  14. The Keith Nygaard Memorial Scholarship was established in the fall of 2016 to honor the legacy of late Keith Nygaard, “an incredible musician who brought so much joy to this world by inspiring hundreds of young marching musicians to follow their dreams. Keith was from Colorado Springs, Colorado, a member of the Doherty High School […] View the full article
  15. We are excited to welcome back Michelle Shaffer as our Lead Cook for the 2018 summer season. Michelle will manage our mobile kitchen and food services staff starting with Spring Training, through the end of tour in Indianapolis. Michelle has been a member of kitchen staff for the Bellingham school district since 2005, where she […] View the full article
  16. Why do two colors, one put next to the other, sing? ~ Pablo Picasso Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce our 2018 production, BETWEEN THE LINES, featuring the following musical selections: Green (Michael Torke) Mural (Randy Newman) Paint It Black (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) Pure Imagination (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) Read […] View the full article
  17. After winding up 2017 with a lively Christmas banquet and long service award ceremony, Preston Scout House Alumni Band will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding in 1938 with community oriented performances and special events scheduled throughout 2018. The Band, originally the bugle band of the 1st Preston Scout Troop, begins twice-monthly rehearsals […] View the full article
  18. Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to once again support the Indoor Music Games circuit by hosting our second IMG show in 2018. With an enhanced structure and three distinct categories to enjoy, this year’s show looks set to be the best yet. The show will be held on 5 May in Basildon, Essex. This year […] View the full article
  19. Since the recent announcement by the Drum Corps Europe Foundation, advising they were ceasing operation, the previous DCE Partners from across Europe, UK (DCUK), Ireland (IMBA), Holland (Show sponsors – Jubal/Juliana) & Germany (Show sponsors – German Open/Rasteder Musiktage), have been in discussions regarding a European Drum Corps Championships in September 2018. Most people would […] View the full article
  20. The location for January Camp is confirmed – we will once again be at Inglewood Middle School, 24120 NE 8th St in Sammamish, Washington. We look forward to another productive weekend of Auditions and Callbacks. Check-In will begin at 6PM Friday, January 12, and camp will run through 5PM on Sunday. Read the rest of […] View the full article
  21. Alan Chez, trumpet player with Late Night With David Letterman (NBC) and the CBS Orchestra, will present a free brass clinic at the Bushwackers Drum Corps rehearsal camp for brass and percussion on February 3, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Bushwackers will host the clinic at Olney High School from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. […] View the full article
  22. Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to announce that for their 2018 season there will be, once again, 4 regional contests taking place. They are: The 2018 DCUK Contests ~ Sunday 17th June – Barnsley FC Academy, Barnsley, South Yorkshire ~ Sunday 1st July – Woking FC, Woking, Surrey ~ Sunday 15th July – Saffron […] View the full article
  23. New brass and percussion prospects are invited to attend Music City’s upcoming January 12-14 camp. While many spots in the 2018 corps have already been filled, there are still openings at every position. The staff hopes to fill most if not all brass and percussion spots at the camp. For more information including the audition […] View the full article
  24. Thurrock Marching Brass in conjunction with Marching Band Activity United Kingdom is proud to confirm that they will be attempting to regain their World Record for the longest fanfare line in History during 2018. For this attempt we have teamed up with the British Youth Band Association who has graciously allowed us to perform the […] View the full article
  25. Watchmen are pleased to announce the Percussion Staff team for the 2018 season. David Becker Executive Director (Drum Corps & Indoor Percussion) ADMINISTRATION STAFF David Becker is an active Percussion Instructor and designer based in the Southern California area. This is David’s 5th year with Watchmen. As one of the co-founders of the organization in […] View the full article