Excelsior PR Manager

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About Excelsior PR Manager

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
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  • Your Favorite Corps
    cavaliers
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    27th Lancers 1980 Olympics
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    2000
  1. Congrats to the Pittsfield 4th of July parade committee for being selected as one of the Nations top ten Independence Day Parades! Excelsior is excited to be in this parade for the fourth year in a row. Thank you for having us! Your Hometown Parade One of the 10 Best Parade Venues in the Country! This article appeared in the Berkshire Eagle on Monday June 30. Monday, June 30-Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD — As the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade gets ready to step off on Friday, it got a high-profile boost in the pages of USA Today, which listed it among the 10 best parade venues in the cou
  2. More growth...well, sorta. It seems that life has jumped up and down and has caused one of our snare drummers to reconsider his commitments to the corps, so we have lost a good player to working and paying bills!(hate that!), but it is with great enthusiasm that I announce the return of Micah R. Micah has marched in the tenor section of Excelsior for two years and we thought we had lost him when he moved to Kansas to live with his dad. After a long school year dodging a few tornado's in the land of Dorothy and Toto, Micah had returned to Pittsfield for the summer, and has decided that he ju
  3. Excelsior will appear, for our fourth year in a row, in the Pittsfield Mass 4th of July parade! This will mark the first ever performance collaboration between Excelsior and the Pittsfield Boys and girls club. Excelsior has been fortunate to call the boys and girls club "home" for many of the Pittsfield rehearsals and now we will be performing in this great parade together. The unit will consist of Excelsior, the Pittsfield boys and girls club float and the club auxiliary will also march with us. We are so excited! After the parade an exhibition of the 2008 field show, Robin Hood, a field
  4. WOW! Is it June already??? Well, this past weekend was a whirl-wind! But, yes it is true. We finished the drill! Although there is still a small section at the end of the ballad that the drumline has yet to learn, we are hopeful and excited that we will have our first drill run-through this coming weekend! And yes....the corps did indeed gain 2 additional new members this weekend! (well the drumline anyways!) It is always the drummers! So, without further ado... Excelsior would like to welcome Paul B. and Brandon L., both from Pittsfield, Mass. Both come to the corps by way of an in-
  5. Another great weekend of rehearsal! Much was accomplished with drill and ensemble with the drumline....which incidentally grew! Again! Welcome to new additions....Louis and Brendon, both come to Excelsior by way of Taconic high school. Both are active members of the Taconic band program and we are thrilled to have them aboard! With Louis and Brendon, some moving around had to happen. Both Louis and Brendon will join the 5 man bassline and Excelsior youth manager Phil has moved to the front pit where his mallet skills will be tested. Phil will also help to lead our newly formed front pit.
  6. After feeling the same growing pains as everyone else with the natural ebb and flow of spring, Excelsior is happy to announce the addition of Joel S. who comes to the corps by way of Berne-Knox-Westerlo high school, Albany High School and Schenectady Community college where Joel is studing Music Education. Joel will play lead soprano this year. Welcome Joel. Excelsior is also pleased to announce the addition of Chris S. who comes to the corps by way of Schenectady high school where he was once taught by former drum corps contra Jason Hyatt. Chris will play contrabass this year. Welcom
  7. With the temps forecasted to hit 90+ both days of the weekend, ya know suymmer is getting close! With that, we are hopeful that the weather will certainly cooperate for this weekends scheduled events. Saturday Excelsior will be in Brattlesboro, VT for the Annual Heifers parade. Then Saturday evening, Excelsior will put on a concert of the 2008 competitive show at the Albany Times Union Center, home of the Albany Conquest! Albanys own Arena football team! Sunday Excelsior will again be marching in the Troy, NY flag day parade. This will be the third year Excelsior will appear in this great
  8. Thanks Steve, I will pass on your message. We are all hopeful that Daulton will continue on in his quest for All-county, All-state, and of course to find his way to DCI and beyond. Daulton scored a 22 out of a possible 28 and the judges made positive comments on his tone, control, and projection on this piece. One of the judges questioned the piece as a level 5, as he thought it was of considerable difficulty and perhaps should have been level 6. This was a solid performance and we are all proud of him.
  9. A great big THANK YOU!, goes out to our own Frank Ostrander for helping us to find a podium for use this 2008 competitive season. Frankie has been a member of Excelsior for 3 years and we are happy to announce Franks new position as a member at-large on the admin staff. Frank has been an invaluable resource for the corps in capacity as a quartermaster, transportation manager, and facilities manager and continues to give support to the corps at every chance he gets! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...Frankie!
  10. Stillwater high School in Stillwater, NY (just north of the capital region), has been a long time partner to Excelsior and continues to support the corps in its new DCA Class-A competitive venture. In addition to being an often used rehearsal site, the Stillwater high school was also the site of the Excelsior Productions theater performances. Stillwater Music Director, James Iacetta, who has drum corps ties himself as an alumnus of the Volunteers drum and bugle corps from Troy, NY has offered to Excelsior the use of the schools concert percussion chimes. The 1 and 1/2 octave, vertical s
  11. Well not to compete...but rather we will be there in support of one of our own members. The 2008 NYSSMA festival will be held this weekend Guilderland High School, in Guilderland, NY and entered in the trumpet solo evaluation category will be Excelsiors own Daulton Mysliwiec. Daulton has been a member of Excelsior for 2 years. Now in the 8th grade, Daulton will be playing a grade 5 solo. Daulton is one of several members in the corps from the Mechanicville School District. Daulton currently sits first chair in his middle school concert band. Daultons band and music teacher, Mr. Micha
  12. Excelsior was proud to again march in the Kingston, NY St. Patricks day parade. This was the 4th year for Excelsior in this parade and we wore our green with pride for our friends at the Ulster County Ancient Order of the Hibernians. Thanks to John Kelly and Larry Dunne for another great parade this year! We are looking forward to next year! Ya know what Robbie..you are right, when you stood in the sun, with no wind...it wasn't too bad, we were almost able to forget that it was March in New York But, unfortunately, those times of sun shining and no wind were few and far between. When we
  13. Thanks Erick, (Steamboat!) I will take lots of pics and report back how it goes. This is HUGE for us and we are so excited to be making this roadtrip. Our members who are unfortunately unable to attend due to school or work committments are soooo jealous, but we have promised to bring them back some mardi gras beads and a crawfish or two!!!! Remember, there are a select few spots left on the bus, and we are looking to fill out our honor guard for the parades, so anyone interested please give me a shout. The basic info is listed above in this thread. If you need any other info, just emai
  14. Originally posted in DCI section: Well the creole's on the table ! In response to the numerous emails .... YES- EXCELSIOR is going to Mardi Gras - EXCELSIOR will be heading south on January 23rd - to meet up with the Krewes of EXCALIBUR, CHIEF CHOCTAW & KING ARTHUR. A great big thank you goes out to Shannon, Phil & Robert and the Grand Marshall's of the parades- as they have been fantastic in orchestrating a great tour for us! Starting out on The EAST bank of Matearie for the Friday night parade step off 7 PM with the Krewe of EXCALIBUR Followed by the Sat. morning parade on the
  15. No Keith, it seems the Riot has moved to Florida!!! Ha! Good Luck to you and the Sun Devils this year...We WILL see you in Rochester!