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  1. Andy Grindle has put together a world class brass staff with the intention of teaching a world class horn line. We have 45 brass players registered for our first camp in two weeks, with more expected to come. This is a sizable increase from first camp last year and speaks volumes about what Andy and staff have been able to do in a couple short months. Our visual & guard staff are also larger than previous years with plenty of new talent:
  2. Sign the Petition

    This link explains the 21 databases that comprise NCIC. The Interstate Identification Index, which contains automated criminal history record information, is accessible through the same network as NCIC. One important thing to note: The entry, modification, and removal of records are the responsibility of the agency that entered them. In other words, NCIC is only as good as the data provided by law enforcement agencies nationwide. Some law enforcement agencies do not have NCIC certification, or have lost it due to misuse or abuse. Other states do not send all of their criminal data for various reasons.
  3. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Pioneer's 2018 Brass Arranger: Rob Stein
  4. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Andy Grindle replaces Randall Bennett as Pioneer Brass Caption Head. Randall stepped down after 6 years with the corps to focus on his career, and we wish him nothing but the best!
  5. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Since the news is out... meet the entire 2018 Pioneer brass staff!
  6. What I learned from a day with Pioneer

    Thank you for sharing your observation and experiences! Words cannot describe how appreciative we are for the kind words!
  7. 2017 World Championships Prelims - Aug 10

    Hopefully everyone enjoyed Pioneer's 2017 production! Just a quick reminder that we're still trying to raise funds to help the corps recover from an incident last month that totaled the RV used by our staff and administration. As of today, we're only 10% to our goal of $30,000. Any amount that you can contribute would be greatly appreciated. Get more information on how you can help at the link: -OR- Click Here to Donate Via PayPal
  8. Pioneers need our help

    DCI gave the campaign a little push today via social media, which has helped push us closer to the $3,000 mark. The combined total (Chuffed + donations made via PIO website) stands at $2,868. We also have a few people that have committed to sending in checks to the corps office. Those are not included in the total at this point until the corps has a chance to receive & process them. If you would like to help, here are the links: -OR- Click Here to Donate Via PayPal
  9. Pioneers need our help

    Not much activity in the past couple days. The total at the moment stands at $2,655.
  10. Pioneers need our help

    The total raised has now reached $2,445.
  11. Pioneers need our help

    The total as of this evening is up to $2,145. Thank you to everyone that has contributed so far!
  12. Pioneers need our help

    We have added a combined total to our home page that shows the overall donations received (manually updated several times throughout the day). As of this evening, the total stands at $1,970. The corps could really use additional support...
  13. A Second Call

    Thank you Stu for the second call! There are two ways that you can contribute: -OR- I will continue to provide updates on the progress as often as I can.
  14. Pioneers need our help

    This is a fair question. While the vehicle was properly insured, insurance will only provide us with a fair market value for the RV. That amount likely will not cover the cost of a replacement RV. In addition, the cost of the 5 cranes & manpower required to recover the RV may not be fully covered by insurance (the costs may exceed what the insurance company deems to be a "reasonable cost").
  15. Pioneers need our help

    Thank you to everyone that has contributed so far. In addition to the $995 raised through Chuffed, we have also received $400 in contributions via our website. As previously mentioned in this thread, you can also contribute direct to the corps using this link: