Santa Clara Vanguard Alumni In Action: Blast! The Music Of Disney

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Six Santa Clara Vanguard alumni recently wrapped up a three month, nationwide tour of Japan performing as cast members in a new Disney-themed spinoff of the hit musical sensation, Blast! We caught up with Benji Baker (SCV Front Ensemble 2012-2015) to talk about the show and how drum corps has prepared him for this amazing experience.

“I’ve wanted to perform with Blast! ever since I saw it live for the first time as a 7th grade band student in 2005. Then, in 2016, a conversation with a former Blast! cast member led to a 2:00 AM phone call that set me on the path to an audition,” explained Baker. “The audition involved me sending in tapes of my performances and several interviews. A big factor to me actually getting the job was my years of experience in drum corps.”

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Posted by on Friday, October 13th, 2017. Filed under Current News, DCI World.