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About PioBrass18

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    2011 Madison Scouts (member), 2012-2016 Troopers (Brass Staff), 2018 Pioneer (Brass Caption Head)
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    Jacksonville, FL
  1. Pioneer 2018

    Thanks, all! We're looking forward to helping these students be the best they can be. We appreciate the support and constructive feedback; both are equally important to reaching our goals. See you on the road!
  2. Pioneer 2018

    I appreciate your insight and candidness of what you think is/isn't happening. Please know that we are doing everything we can to give these students a great experience. I'm sorry that you do not feel that our efforts are making a difference. The kids feel great about what is happening, as there were only 21 brass in attendance for the January camp last year. To be 10 students higher than that with 36 days left until camp provides a lot to be proud of. I know I'M proud of them. Again, thank you for your opinion. I look forward to keeping everyone updated as we accomplish our goals...no matter how unrealistic or outlandish you may think they are. Andy Brass Caption Supervisor
  3. Pioneer 2018

    1. Yes. We have 31 brass registered for January camp with 36 days left until camp. This number is not including members who have previous commitments (so they can't attend camp) and those who have just been cut from other drum corps that we will be reaching out to. 2. This is my first year with Pioneer, so I couldn't say for sure if the talent level is higher. What I can say is that these students are hungry, and they have been pushing the staff for instruction. We are currently making our way through our brass fundamental program through videos and will begin Skype private lessons shortly. Our goal for the January camp is (and has been since September 12 when we started) 50 brass members in attendance. I have no doubt that we will reach this mark, and I look forward to sharing pictures (and maybe even a video) of what they accomplish. At the end of the day, this is not about comparing specific years of the past to what we are doing. The students are focused on making great sounds together, moving together, and being the best version of themselves that they can be. Bold statements are made when you believe strongly in what you're doing, and in this case, what the students are doing. I can't wait to share their work with everyone. #GrowPio Andy
  4. Pioneer 2018

    As with any corps, things tend to develop as the season goes on. The name, at this point, is what it is. I can't wait for you to hear the MUSIC. It doesn't sound like anything Pioneer has ever played thanks to our new Brass Composer/Arranger, Rob Stein. I know everyone is worried about the title and the use of "Irish," but I think you'll find that this program will bring a darker sound and feel than what you are used to hearing from Pioneer, and perhaps a different side of what "Irish" can be. Our brass staff has already begun developing our signature sound with the current members, and they are further along than they have ever been at this point in the year. We're working hard to prepare our students to blow you away at the first show in Whitewater, Wisconsin on June 23. We appreciate the support, everyone! Andy Grindle Brass Caption Supervisor
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  6. Pioneer 2018

    Yep, must have been a mistake. We will be there!
  7. Pioneer January Camp

    Thanks, Brasso! We are doing our best to make it a reality for these students. They work very hard and deserve a quality product and education!
  8. Registration for Pioneer's January camp is now live! We are looking to march a full horn line (80 people) and drum corps (150 people) for the first time ever! Join us for an incredible weekend where you can be a part of the largest drum corps in Pioneer history! https://pioneer-corps.org/camp-rsvp-2018.html #GrowPio
  9. Pioneer 2018

    Join us in Indianapolis on December 16 to audition for the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps! Only $50 and an immediate answer regarding membership opportunities based on your audition. This is your chance!! #GrowPio #ExcellenceBeginsWithYouShare with someone who is looking for a great opportunity!https://pioneer-corps.org/calendar/256-butler-workshop-2018.html
  10. Pioneer 2018

    @Cadevilina Crown we're excited to release more in the coming weeks!
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  12. Pioneer 2018

    We are looking to create a show that uses the best parts of Pioneer to push us forward into a new era of excellence and success for our members. While we can't say we're abandoning our identity, we are looking to bring forward a different angle and level of excitement that we think people want to see from Pioneer. The excitement level is high right now!
  13. 2018 Prediction Thread

    Over 100 brass interest forms for the 2018 Pioneer Hornline so far. We're looking to do something pretty special this year, including marching the largest hornline in Pioneer history. If you know someone looking for a great opportunity, please send them our way Trumpets: https://www.facebook.com/groups/271532240003920/ Mellophones: https://www.facebook.com/groups/149285252328882/ Baritones: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1044518688984222/ Tubas: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266115193906555/ Positivity Inclusion Opportunity
  14. Pioneer 2018

    Thanks, Jeff! If you know of anyone looking for a great opportunity, please send them our way! https://pioneer-corps.org/join/request-information.html Andy Grindle Brass Caption Head
  15. Pioneer 2018

    Over 100 brass interest forms for the Pioneer Hornline so far! It's going to be a great year as we look to march the largest hornline in Pioneer history.