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  1. EAST COAST PERCUSSION seeking Executive Director for 2020 season https://raidersdbc.org/position-posting-executive-director…/ A Plus Education and Performing Arts is seeking an experienced percussionist and educator with superior musical, design, administrative, and interpersonal skills to lead and cultivate East Coast Percussion (ECP) as its next Executive Director. DESCRIPTION ECP was founded in 2015, and is the indoor percussion program of A Plus Education and Performing Arts Inc and a sister program of Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps. ECP competes in TIA at Independent A and in WGI at Independent Marching A and was a WGI Power Regional Champion in 2018. ECP did not compete during the 2019 indoor season and the Board of Directors of A Plus are now looking for an Executive Director to build on the strong foundation established for the 2020 season and beyond. DUTIES Reporting to the Board of Directors of A Plus Education and Performing Arts Inc, The ECP Executive Director responsibilities would include: - Establishing a team of administrative and educational staff - Collaborating with the Board and other A Plus program directors to prepare and execute on a membership recruitment campaign - Conducting regular rehearsals commencing in the fall of 2019. - Preparing a detailed financial budget and operational plan for each competitive season. - Setting goals and objectives for the long-term growth of ECP. - Attending A Plus Board meetings on a monthly basis to provide ECP program updates and generally contribute to the running of A Plus. LOCATION ECP has previously rehearsed in the South Jersey area but has drawn members from all over the tri-state area. The Board is willing to be flexible on the rehearsal site location for this position. COMPENSATION This position is voluntary. START Fall 2019 ORGANIZATION A Plus Education and Performing Arts is a 501c3 Non-Profit Performing Arts Organization located in Burlington, NJ. There are 4 performing arts programs under its umbrella: - The Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps - Riverfront Community Players (RCP) - Winter Star Independent Guard - East Coast Percussion (ECP) Catering to a diverse socio-economic community, each program within A Plus provides high caliber productions and promotes character building experiences. Our members learn about commitment, time management, team building, interpersonal skills and accountability throughout all our programs. We feel that these characteristics promote real growth in our members and resonate in all aspects of their lives. The mission of A Plus is to provide youth with musical, educational, performance and character-building experiences through the performing arts. For more information or to apply please send a copy of your resume to Bob Gupta, Program Development Manager, bob.gupta@aplusarts.org.
  2. On Sunday, March 24 The Raiders will be holding a Drum Corps Experience Camp at Elkton Md High School starting at 9:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm . This camp will be for Brass, Percussion and Front Ensemble There will be a full schedule of activities planned for this Experience Day. For those interested in receiving drum major instruction, we will have a breakout session with an experienced DCI conductor. For attendees who register in advance the cost will be $20. https://raidersdbc.org/drum-corps-experience-day-maryland/?fbclid=IwAR3SrfWPVOQ3wi_KqP50n241u2GSYYYYOlZG_HcWA8VrvT3jVEmhfXhxcsY Anyone who does not register in advance and plans to attend will pay $25. Come as a Group? If you can organize a group, email DeLano Bonner to find out about the group discount!
  3. Raiders to host an Experience Camp in Virginia On Saturday, February 9 Clover Hill High School 13301 Kelly Green Lane Midlothian, Virginia Start: 9:00 am Show and Tell: 4:30 pm End: 5:00 pm We have a full schedule of activities planned for this unique Drum Corps Experience Day. Register for one track, either brass, percussion, or color guard. For those interested in receiving drum major instruction, we will have a breakout session with an experienced DCI conductor. What if you are a woodwind player? This drum corps experience camp is the perfect opportunity to gain more experience in a drum corps section, either brass, percussion, or color guard. Bring a Group? Consider bringing a group from your high school or independent ensemble to have an incredible effect on the success of your team! Directors, staff, and parents who can organize a group should email DeLano Bonner at delano@raidersdbc.org to find out about the group discount! Register at https://raidersdbc.org/drum-corps-experience-camp-virginia/
  4. Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps For a limited time, you can audition for a spot with the 2019 Raiders for free! We're waiving our audition fee for anyone who wishes to audition by video. This is great for brass, percussion, and color guard who are coming from a distance but will be ready to move in and learn the show this season. ✅ Sign up to audition on our website at joinraiders.com ✅ Receive the audition materials ✅ Record your video and privately submit it to us You'll hear back directly from our educational staff! The offer is only good until our positions are filled.
  5. After reading through this thread, it seems to me there is another way to stop the insanity. Facts so far: As with any non profit or for profit publicly owned businesses, Dan A is bound by the wishes of the board. The board is made up of member corps (conflict of interest) The board will not impose harsh penalties that will effect their corps in any way (fact) (There should be equal punishment for ALL organizations under the DCI umbrella. Punish Pioneer, a good punishment in my opinion, and not punish Cadets in any way is a real issue) They only respond to the effects of their pocketbook That being said, the only way to stop the insanity, is to NOT support ANY corps that knowingly breaks policy. Do not donate, do not buy their merch, do not support any member who wants to march there. Once the corps collectively do the right thing, start supporting again. I'm hearing the article that is suppose to come out is more about the culture of drum corps from possibly pre DCI to today. This could be damaging to all corps if the stories come out as rumors say. One last thing, should investigations be made on the DCA All Age side as well? 15 year olds marching with 38 year olds and older. I know this is for DCA to decide but should they do background checks on any members over 21? Ive heard there is 1 corps that does.
  6. I use to go to 7th's show in New London. Always well run and well attended. That was back when you had at least 4 corps in the New England area, 2 from NJ and 1 from NY. It went belly up several years ago and unfortunately there are now no Open Class pre-tour shows on the East Coast. Sad
  7. Until there are more Open Class corps on the east coast there will unfortunately be no shows other than tour shows (hopefully more than 4 corps at a show). A South Jersey High Schools Band Association was interested in hosting a show this year but it only had 3 corps. Raiders (local), 7th (is what, 4 hrs away(?)) and Spartans (5 or 6 hrs way)? DCI tried to get Legends to come from MI or Les Stentors from Canada, but that will never work for a Tuesday night show with no other show to go to for 2 weeks. Show was cancelled. Next year there may be 1 or 2 more corps in OC which will hopefully boost the chance of a show or 2 happening here. At least the California OC corps have a good number of shows before tour hits.
  8. The last several years I thought about what if DCI and DCA merged. Get rid of both acronyms create a circuit where all corps are all age and have 3 sub circuits. Full tour circuit. Partial tour circuit. Regional Circuit. Even a new Sound Sport type Circuit. Full tour and partial tour end up at a World Championship in a rotating city platform. Regional and Sound Sport would have regional championships. It would create more shows, especially in the East where there is only a few WC and 3 OC corps to go with a good number of all age corps and more shows can be generated in parts of the mid-west.
  9. I went to Woodbridge First time to a DCA show in a decade. I watched Al Chez do his soundcheck then did the lot. A baseball game on the back field of the HS screwed up a few things. Listening to Hurcs brass warm up. They seemed to be struggling with blending and pitch. With a smallish hornline it is not hard for individuals to stand out. Off to see C2 warm up. They were doing what seems to be a new visual piece to their show. I hope it wasnt the plan to put it in that night. No offense to the vis staff but it was not working well. I watched Hawthones drumline next. Probably the best thing I saw in the lot. I then headed to the stadium and got a seat just as Hurcs were lining up at the gate to go on the field. Lots of unbrellas. I thought it was a bad idea to have anyone perform on the field, but to their credit, Hurcs did. No electronics obviously did not help the small pit. They performed as well as they could for the situation they were in. Hats off to you Hurricanes. Job well done considering the circumstances. Now coming on the field is Reading. Why does it take so long for a corps to set up? The rain had momentarily stopped so they brought on their electronics. A very bad decision. The rain came back and they had to really scramble to cover the pit instruments. 10 minuets later the decision to go inside and do a standstill was made. Bucs did not participate inside. I hope they didn't have a Mandarin moment. Inside, Hawthorne was first up. Sorry, but inside a gym is not a place to put a drumline and a hornline that likes to play loud. They were very entertaining though and have a lot of individual talent. Oh, and I like the new uniforms. Next up was C2. Nice blend of sound between horns and percussion. No pit. Some very long passages of silence where the pit would be featured took away from some of the performance. Overall, I do like their show musically. Last up was Bushwackers. I'm sorry I did not stay. Feeling like a drowned rat in a fridge (it was cold in the gym) and already coming down with signs of a cold, I left. Sorry Bush. Unfortunately, the weather really played havoc. I was really looking forward to seeing Reading, C2 and Hawthorne compete against each other. Now that will not happen until prelims. I wish all the corps the best of luck over the next 2 weekends.
  10. Lots of talk about shows from the top 12 (sometimes top 15) Lets give some love to those at the bottom rungs of quarterfinals. Are/were there any shows people liked that never made it past Quarterfinals. World or Open Class
  11. Weather should be really nice for this show No Rain Hi 70s at the start dropping to Hi 60s by shows end. Real nice lineup 7:00 Welcome & National Anthem 7:07 Shadow - Oregon, WI 7:23 Raiders - Burlington, NJ 7:39 Guardians - Houston, TX 7:55 7th Regiment - New London, CT 8:11 Intermission 8:31 Southwind - Mobile, AL 8:47 Blue Devils "B" - Concord, CA 9:03 Legends - Kalamazoo, MI 9:29 Scores Announced
  12. Looks like a great night for the show. Weather wise Partly Cloudy 78 7:00 Welcome & National Anthem 7:05 Exhibition - Petunia City Stix 7:15 Raiders - Burlington, NJ 7:31 Guardians - Houston, TX 7:47 Southwind - Mobile, AL 8:03 Intermission 8:23 7th Regiment - New London, CT 8:39 Blue Devils "B" - Concord, CA 8:55 Legends - Kalamazoo, MI 9:21 Scores Announced Hinders Field 498 15th Avenue Dixon - Rock Falls, IL 60171
  13. Finally, a show with more than 4 corps. Doesnt look too good weather wise. Showers and storms until 10p.
  14. A nice night for a show. Should be scattered clouds. low 70's at the start. dropping to the upper 60's by shows end. Perfect weather.
  15. Since they were listed for all these shows, do they get fined for pulling out so late. I know other corps have. Shame.
  16. Thank you. I did not realize they were suppose to be on this leg of the tour. I know Les Stentor announced to DCI they were going inactive long before going public. When did Impulse decide not to go past Denver?
  17. I believe Raiders has one more jump in them before Michigan City. Hard to judge a show with only 5 judges. I'd like to see what scores could actually be with full panel judges. Probably will not happen until Michigan City, possibly Avon Lake. On another note - this tour is very unbalanced. The other half of the Open Class Tour has an average of 6-8 corps in a show and the first 4 shows in this half is just Raiders - 7th - Legends - Spartans. 2 corps - an intermission - 2 corps - done. Sponsors barely have a chance to sell anything. Bad job of scheduling by DCI.
  18. First show in a long while for these Open Class Corps. Shame there are only 4 corps in the first couple of shows. Exactly how much are the sponsors paying to host such a small show? Line up for tomorrow night and on Sunday in Groversville NY. In Groversville there is an intermission between 7th and Spartans. 7:00 Welcome & National Anthem 7:10 Raiders - Burlington, NJ 7:31 7th Regiment - New London, CT 7:52 Spartans - Nashua, NH 8:13 Legends - Kalamazoo, MI 8:34 Scores Announced Tomorrow in
  19. DCI cancelled this show because on 3 corps were coming. Not good for anyone traveling a distance (like 7th Regiment, Spartans not scheduled for this show) just for a Tuesday night show with nothing else until Saturday up in Glenn Falls NY. A major reason why no Open Class shows can be held in the Mid Atlantic area of the country unless its part of the major OC tour where all the corps are traveling. Sad
  20. I believe Raiders, 7th and Spartans would have an added show but the Mullica Hills, NJ show was cancelled because they were the only competing corps in the show. The new NJ Corps, Encore, was also suppose to appear in exhibition. I guess that's why no mid week mid atlantic open class shows can be scheduled in the east unless there is a show nearby the following day or so. Shame
  21. Raiders are in the Allentown show on June 30th
  22. Like Fran, my old drum corps competed against the Bon Bons in the mid 60s thru the mid 70s many times. They were always always an excellent show, full of class. Loved their uniforms as well. Shame there are no more All Girl Corps anymore.
  23. http://www.raidersdbc.org/blog/raiders-2018-show-announcement/
  24. Raiders have announced their show. Beowulf, Rise of a Legend Accompany the Raiders on a journey of Ascension and Triumph in their production of Beowulf, Rise of a Legend. This epic hero’s tale as told through original music.
  25. What was done was done. Im not a supporter of The Cadets but I have to say that the new BOD looks to be working hard to upright their ship. Giving the town hall speech I'm sure was not easy and Mr Rutherford did an excellent job giving his report to all the members of both corps. I wish them a lot of luck. This will not be easy.