Meet The Coursey Brothers

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Family members marching in a drum corps have been a long standing key ingredient in making the drum corps activity a successful one. Whether it is marching together or just volunteering to help the corps, it is the time spent with each other and what you get out of the drum corps experience is what is important. This month we travel to meet brothers Cameron and Cooper Coursey from the Erie Thunderbirds.

Cameron, age eighteen, started playing the viola in elementary school and then picked up playing the baritone/euphonium in his high school band. He joined the Thunderbirds after they held a practice at his school and since it was a local group that fit into his schedule and budget, it was an easy choice to make. No other family members have ever been in a drum corps so Cameron was the first member to give it a shot. Entering his third year with the corps playing baritone, he has really enhanced his musical ability and understanding of music. His favorite part of all this is watching the finished product come together! With his younger brother Cooper marching alongside him they can’t find anything to argue about. Instead of arguing they help one another when needed. Also having his younger brother with him gives him a feeling of pride as well as a means to set a standard that he never fails to reach when performing. Free time for Cameron includes studying for his college classes and hanging out with his friends both online while gaming as well as in person.

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Posted by on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. Filed under Current News, DCA News.