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  1. With holiday shopping season in full swing, the Conquistadors would like to remind you that you can order your gifts online through amazon.com and by using the link below, a portion of the sale will go to the corps! No additional steps for you and no fees. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2143039 The Conquistadors Performing Arts Association, Inc. is a 501©3 non profit corporation registered in the State of New York
  2. The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce it's 2015 program entitled "La Fiesta Popular." The corps will be performing arrangements of three pop music hits with a Latin style twist that is guaranteed to be entertaining. The corps will open with a rendition of the Jennifer Lopez/Pitbull hit "Dance Again" from the summer of 2012. The program will continue with the slightly mysterious dance club number "Burn" by Ellie Goulding. The song was made popular with the release of the 2014 film "Divergent" and the corps will take an interesting twist on the song that has to wait to be seen. The show will close with Don Omar's "Zumba" which is inspired by the dance fitness craze of the same name. The corps will pull out all the stops on this one to bring the audience on a journey through the driving rhythms and musical colors that simulate a fiesta on the beaches of Puerto Rico. The Conquistadors are planning local community performances for 2015 and are working towards an appearance at the mini corps competition at the 2015 DCA Championships. An open house has been scheduled for December 13th at 10:00AM at the Church of the Nazarene in Owego, NY. Full staff announcements will be made in the coming weeks. For more information on the Conquistadors you can visit us online at www.conquistadorsdbc.com or email us directly at info@conquistadorsdbc.com The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps is sponsored by the Conquistadors Performing Arts Association, Inc., A 501©3 Non Profit Corporation registered in Owego, New York.
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  4. The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce that we are holding an open house for our battery section on March 15th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The event will be held at the Church of the Nazarene in Owego, NY and will run alongside our color guard camp. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 11 and people of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. The drumline will perform at local events throughout the summer to gain more community interest and to fundraise for future events. Anyone interested in more information can visit our website at www.conquistadorsdbc.com and fill out an interest form. The Conquistadors Performing Arts Association, Inc. is a New York State registered Non-Profit Corporation.
  5. After a very successful informational meeting last month, the Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps is set to begin monthly Spin Camps for interested colorguard members. The first camp will be on November 9th from 10:00 to 4:00. There are no membership or financial requirements to attend these events. More information including directions and a copy of the member handbook can be found on our newly updated website at http://www.conquistadors.webs.com/. Information about upcoming drumline events will be released soon.
  6. The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps is preparing for the 2014 drum corps season. The first section to begin will be the color guard. An informational meeting for potential guard members will be held on October 25th at Owego Free Academy in Owego, NY; the corps' hometown. Beginning November 9th, the corps will host monthly spin camps that are open to all that are interested. In April 2014 the guard will officially begin work for the summer parade season as well as a competitive show to be performed at the Drum Corps Associates Individual and Ensemble competition in Rochester. In addition, the drum line is scheduled to hold an open house on December 7th. The line will rehearse biweekly throughout the winter also in preparation for summer parades and an ensemble performance at DCA Championships. The two groups will participate in parades and other promotional events together with the intent to raise funds to purchase a satisfactory set of horns so that the hornline may begin in Autumn 2014 to prepare for full corps performances the following summer. More information about the Conquistadors can be found on our website at http://www.conquistadors.webs.com. The Conquistadors Performing Arts Association, Inc. is a registered non-profit corporation in the State of New York.
  7. The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps of Owego, NY is please to announce a joint effort with Wegmans Supermarkets to raffle off a $100 gift card to any of the grocery chain's many Northeast locations (cities listed below). Wegmans strives to make a difference in every community they serve. They are committed to improving the lives of their customers and employees in every way they can. Being part of community life and setting an example of leadership giving is central to their heritage and operating philosophy. Since 1916, Wegmans has given back to every neighborhood where they do business. Tickets are $5.00 per entry and you can enter as many times as you would like. You must provide your name, address, and phone number so we can contact you if you win. The drawing will be held on October 12th after we get home from the Vestal Golden Circle of Bands competition in Vestal, NY. You can also stop by our table at the band show to enter if you are near by. List of Wegmans Locations: Northborough, MA Abingdon, MD Columbia, MD Gambrills, MD Frederick, MD Germantown, MD Hunt Valley, MD Lanham, MD Bridgewater, NJ Cherry Hill, NJ Englishtown, NJ Mt. Laurel, NJ Ocean, NJ Princeton, NJ Woodbridge, NJ Amherst, NY Auburn, NY Brockport, NY Buffalo, NY Canandaigua, NY Cicero, NY Corning, NY Depew, NY Elmira, NY East Syracuse, NY Fairport, NY Fayetteville, NY Geneseo, NY Geneva, NY Hornell, NY Ithaca, NY Jamestown, NY Johnson City, NY Liverpool, NY Newark, NY Niagara Falls, NY Penfield, NY Rochester, NY Syracuse, NY Webster, NY West Seneca, NY Williamsville, NY Allentown, PA Barre, PA Bethlehem, PA Collegeville, PA Downingtown, PA Easton, PA Erie, PA Malvern, PA Mechanicsburg, PA Scranton, PA State College, PA Warrington, PA Williamsport, PA Fairfax, VA Fredericksburg, VA Gainesville, VA Leesburg, VA Sterling, VA Woodbridge, VA
  8. The Conquistadors All Age Drum & Bugle Corps has officially announced a new donation drive to assist us in purchasing a set of horns. The corps has partnered with crowdvance.com to assist us in securing donations. The website rewards donators for their contributions by allowing them to pick free gifts. With the majority of the funding in place, we are still about $1,700 short. We are asking for help from our supporters to get us to our goal so we can write the check and pick up the bugles! Every little bit helps and donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated. All donors will receive recognition on our website as an additional act of gratitude. To donate please click here: http://www.crowdvance.com/fundraiser/conquistadors-horn-drive/ The donation period ends on September 8th. The Conquistadors Performing Arts Association, Inc. is a Non-Profit Corporation registered in the State of New York. More information about the group can be found on our website: www.conquistadors.webs.com
  9. The Conquistadors Performing Arts Association is currently looking for a drumline instructor for the upcoming spring/summer. We are developing a drum corps at this point and we are starting in the percussion section. We want to produce a drumline to march parades with our color guard and hopefully start to generate some funding and interest in the group. If all goes well, we will be making the trip to Annapolis to perform at I&E for DCA Championships. Please visit our website: www.conquistadors.webs.com for more information about us.
  10. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johnson City, NY The Conquistadors Performing Arts Association of Johnson City, NY announced today the kickoff of a brand new fundraiser. The organization plans to field a mini corps for 2013 and is currently sponsoring an independent winterguard. We are in need of an equipment truck to be able to travel to guard shows and to hold our instruments for the corps. At this point we have negotiated the purchase of a truck to $4,000 and need support of the drum corps and local communities to be able to raise the funds to purchase it. The organization has partnered with GoFundMe.com to setup a donation website. We ask that if possible, people make a small donation to the group. Every little bit will help and make the donation counter go up. Enough small donations will get us to our goal very quickly and we will be very grateful to all of our supporters. To visit the donation website, please click here: http://www.gofundme.com/l35jg. You will also be able to share the story to facebook and Twitter. The Conquistadors official website is located at: http://conquistadors.webs.com/
  11. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Conquistadors Winterguard of Johnson City, NY is pleased to announce its staff for the 2013 season. Brittany Eldridge - Caption Head Returning as Caption Head for the 4th straight season is Brittany Eldridge. Brittany began her instructional career in the fall of 2007 with the Owego-Apalachin Colorguard (Owego, NY) and is still teaching there. Brittany's past marching experience includes the Vestal High School Marching Band (Vestal, NY) in 2000 and 2001, Vestal Indoor Colorguard (Vestal, NY) in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, Owego-Apalachin Colorguard (Owego, NY) in 2003, 2005, and 2006, and Reflections Winterguard (Binghamton, NY) in 2005 and 2006. Amanda Fox - Weapons Line Amanda is returning to the Conquistadors as a weapons instructor with several years of experience. She marched with the Owego-Apalachin Colorguard (Owego, NY) in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 and also with Reflections Winterguard (Binghamton, NY) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Caitlin Londa - Flag Line Caitlin is a former member of the Conquistadors. She began her guard career with the Vestal Indoor Colorguard (Vestal, NY) and Vestal Marching Band (Vestal, NY.) In 2009 She marched with Spectrum Winter Guard(Binghamton, NY.) This is her first instructional position and we are happy to have her home. The Conquistadors are still hiring for volunteer techs. If interested please send us an email atconquistadorsdbc@gmail.com or visit our website at www.conquistadors.webs.com
  12. Still looking for 1 instructor. Staff announcements soon!
  13. The Conquistadors Winterguard of Johnson City, NY is currently hiring staff for the 2013 season. The position also requires summer 2012 hours. Pay it dependent on experience. Please contact conquistadorsdbc@gmail.com with resume to apply or for more information.
  14. Here is the link to our 2012 Recruitment Video!
  15. Taken From WBNG-12 Action News - Binghamton, NY www.wbng.com The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps based in Johnson City, NY is in the process of putting together a performance ensemble for 2012 and is making some huge decisions to make the dream a reality. Corps director Harry Eldridge states “We are doing something completely unheard of to drum and bugle corps. We will be including woodwind instruments in our ensemble. This ensures that all musicians in the area have an equal chance to participate in this project, not just brass and percussion players.” To those unfamiliar with the activity, drum corps uses only various bugles or other brass instruments such as trumpets, horns, baritones and tubas and does not typically include such instruments as saxophones, flutes, and clarinets. The ensemble will resemble more of a marching band in the early stages. Eldridge also goes on to state “We will eventually be phasing out woodwind instruments. We hope that our teaching staff can educate woodwind players on brass and percussion instruments as every member is valuable to the group. The corps cannot go into competition circuits with woodwinds however so it important to get members trained in the areas that we need to fill. For now we hope to do some local parades and raise money and awareness about the group before going into our phasing process.” The group is looking for any interested members to visit their website at www.conquistadors.webs.com and fill out a membership application. There are no age requirements to participate, just basic knowledge of music and your chosen instrument. In addition, the corps has decided on the first field show. The show will be entitled “The Mask of Zorro” and contain music from the motion picture. Audio samples of the show are also available on the corps website.
  16. The Conquistadors Drum and Bugle Corps is currently looking for drummers for this summer's parade unit. We are currently holding rehearsals in Owego, NY and are welcoming anyone who may be interested in playing this summer. The group is playing on Pearl Marching Percussion. If interested, please email corps director Harry Eldridge at director@conquistadorswinterguard.org or visit our website at www.conquistadorswinterguard.org and fill out an interest form.
  17. The Conquistadors are proud to announce that we've teamed up with 2ClickFundraising to help us in the coming season. Here's how it works: First visit our fundraising page at My linkhttp://www.2clickfundraising.com/1007 and take a look at the list of merchants and potential deals they are offering. If there is a green DEAL notification next to the shop, then there is an active sale going on that you can be a part of. Even if there are no current sales, if you shop through our site, your purchases still benefit us. These are big name stores too so there is no added effort to help support us if you regularly shop online. Check out the list below for the participating shops: 1-800-Baskets 1-800-Contacts 1-800-Flowers 1-800-PetMeds 3balls Golf ABT Electronics & Appliances Amazon.com American Greetings AreYouGame.com Aéropostale Barnes & Noble Bass Pro Shops Bebe.com Blockbuster Online BooksaMillion.com Borders Books & Music BulbAmerica.com Buy.com BuyCostumes.com Cabela's CafePress Calendars.com CarRentals.com CarsDirect.com CheapTickets Checks Unlimited Chegg Chocolate.com Circuit City Colorful Images Comp USA CreditCards.com Crocs David's Cookies Diapers.com Dick's Sporting Goods Discovery Channel Store Dog Breed Store Dollar Rent-a-Car Drugstore.com, inc. EBGames.com EBags.com ESPN Shop EToys.com Eastbay.com Ebay Enterprise Rent-a-Car FTD Family Christian Stores Fandango Footlocker.com GameStop, Inc. Gap Ghirardelli Chocolate GiftBaskets.com, Inc. Golfballs.com Great Indoors Groupon Guitar Center HBO Store Half.com Hanes Highlights Catalog Hotels.com Hotwire ITunes K-Mart Kodak Easy Gallery LEGO MC Sports Macys.com Match.com McAfee, Inc Microsoft Store Mrs. Fields Gifts, Inc MusicNotes.com Musician's Friend NBAStore.com Napster Nickelodeon Shop Nike North Face NutriSystem, Inc. Office Depot, Inc Old Navy Omaha Steaks Orbitz.com Overstock.com PETCO Animal Supplies PETsMART PeaPod Personal Creations PetFoodDirect.com Popcorn Factory Priceline.com PrintingforLess.com Register.com Sam Ash San Francisco Music Box Sears Shoes.com Shutterfly.com Sierra Trading Post Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. Skechers SkyMall, Inc. Skype Starbuck's StubHub.com Symantec Temporary Tattoos Textbooks.com Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc TigerDirect.com Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC Wine Messenger Wine.com Woodwind & Brasswind uBid.com Check it out and help support the Conquistadors today!
  18. The Conquistadors are proud to announce that we've teamed up with 2ClickFundraising to help us in the coming season. Here's how it works: First visit our fundraising page at My linkhttp://www.2clickfundraising.com/1007 and take a look at the list of merchants and potential deals they are offering. If there is a green DEAL notification next to the shop, then there is an active sale going on that you can be a part of. Even if there are no current sales, if you shop through our site, your purchases still benefit us. These are big name stores too so there is no added effort to help support us if you regularly shop online. Check out the list below for the participating shops: 1-800-Baskets 1-800-Contacts 1-800-Flowers 1-800-PetMeds 3balls Golf ABT Electronics & Appliances Amazon.com American Greetings AreYouGame.com Aéropostale Barnes & Noble Bass Pro Shops Bebe.com Blockbuster Online BooksaMillion.com Borders Books & Music BulbAmerica.com Buy.com BuyCostumes.com Cabela's CafePress Calendars.com CarRentals.com CarsDirect.com CheapTickets Checks Unlimited Chegg Chocolate.com Circuit City Colorful Images Comp USA CreditCards.com Crocs David's Cookies Diapers.com Dick's Sporting Goods Discovery Channel Store Dog Breed Store Dollar Rent-a-Car Drugstore.com, inc. EBGames.com EBags.com ESPN Shop EToys.com Eastbay.com Ebay Enterprise Rent-a-Car FTD Family Christian Stores Fandango Footlocker.com GameStop, Inc. Gap Ghirardelli Chocolate GiftBaskets.com, Inc. Golfballs.com Great Indoors Groupon Guitar Center HBO Store Half.com Hanes Highlights Catalog Hotels.com Hotwire ITunes K-Mart Kodak Easy Gallery LEGO MC Sports Macys.com Match.com McAfee, Inc Microsoft Store Mrs. Fields Gifts, Inc MusicNotes.com Musician's Friend NBAStore.com Napster Nickelodeon Shop Nike North Face NutriSystem, Inc. Office Depot, Inc Old Navy Omaha Steaks Orbitz.com Overstock.com PETCO Animal Supplies PETsMART PeaPod Personal Creations PetFoodDirect.com Popcorn Factory Priceline.com PrintingforLess.com Register.com Sam Ash San Francisco Music Box Sears Shoes.com Shutterfly.com Sierra Trading Post Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. Skechers SkyMall, Inc. Skype Starbuck's StubHub.com Symantec Temporary Tattoos Textbooks.com Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc TigerDirect.com Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC Wine Messenger Wine.com Woodwind & Brasswind uBid.com Check it out and help support the Conquistadors today!
  19. The Conquistadors are excited to announce dates and times for their 2011 Open House. The event will take place on Friday night, January 28th from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. The venue will be the First Church of the Nazarene in Owego, NY. The Open House will coincide with our winter colorguard rehearsal. They will begin promptly at 5:00 as we gather for our introductions. The following schedule is a tentative look at how the evening will play out: 5:00 - 5:30 - Announcements, Introduction, Rules, Housekeeping, etc. 5:30 - 8:00 - Break into Sections (brass, percussion) and work through warmups, exercises, street beat and parade tunes 8:00 - 9:00 - Show and tell - Winterguard will perform their show after brass and percussion plays what they learned 9:00 - Final Announcements, clean up Brass players are asked to bring their own instruments no matter what they are. We are content with concert baritones and such at this point. We will have charts for G bugles, Bb brass, and concert brass so not to worry. We do have a trumpet, contrabass, and mellophone that can be borrowed. Percussionists are asked to bring their own sticks if possible. Drums will be provided. At this time due to our winterguard season being in full swing, the drum corps colorguard will not be rehearsing. Interested guard members are welcome to come to watch and pick up information. Take a moment to pre-register for Open House by filling out the form on the Membership Info page on our website at www.conquistadorswinterguard.org. We look forward to meeting you!
  20. The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps would like to take an opportunity to welcome John McBride onto the corps' staff for the 2011 season. John's wealth of knowledge in the drum corps community will be of tremendous help to us as an upstart organization. John's previous marching experience includes: Killmen (Wynantskill, N.Y.), Spiegelaires (Troy, N.Y.), Syracuse Marauders (Syracuse , N.Y.)< Purple Lancers (Auburn, N.Y.), and Capital Brass Ensemble (Latham, N.Y.) John's Teaching experience also includes the following: Brass Tech The Killmen (Wynantskill, N.Y,) 1970 The Spiegelaires (Troy, N.Y.) 1973 The Volunteers (Troy, N.Y.) 1973, 1975 Avant Garde (Saratoga Spring, N.Y.) 1975 As Brass Caption Head or Arranger: The Volunteers (Troy, N.Y.) (Arranger) 1972, 1973, 1975 The Golden Marauders (Port Henry, N.Y.) (Brass Caption Head/Arranger) 76,77,78,79,81,82 The Brigadiers (Ausable Forks, N.Y.) (Brass Caption Head/Arranger) 83,84,85 Capital Brass Ensemble(Brass Caption Head) 87,88,89 Excelsior (Brass Caption Head) 2004 Arranged several pieces for small ensembles to perform in I&E Contests Purple Lancers (Auburn, N.Y.) Caption Head 2009 Fall/Winter Performance Ensemble Please join us as we welcome John to the Conquistadors family!
  21. The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the addition of a contrabass to our inventory. The horn was donated by a very generous person who has asked to remain nameless. When we asked about the history of the contra we were given a full story of it's travels. The horn started with the Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps before moving on to the Caballeros Alumni. It was then given to our donor who in turn lent it to the Pittsfield Red Knights before donating it to the Conquistadors. Corps director Harry Eldridge, Jr. had this to say: "When I received word of this donation I was really caught off guard. We aren't talking a couple bucks or a set of flags or something. Not that those aren't important to us as well but a contrabass is one of the largest investments as far as equipment goes. I was informed that it is a 2 valve contra but as me and our donor discussed, 2 valves is something we can work around whereas not having equipment is a much more serious problem. The stipulation to this donation was that when we are no longer in need of the horn, it is to be passed on to the next group that is looking for help. I intend to keep my word and continue the chain of generosity." In addition to the contrabass, the corps has also secured a set of marching percussion on loan from the Owego Free Academy music department in Owego, NY. The drums will help us to do parades so that we may earn money to purchase out own equipment. For a photo of the horn you can visit our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/conquistadors. For more information on our programs, visit our website at www.conquistadorswinterguard.org.
  22. It is exciting to finally break this news! The Conquistadors Performing Arts Association has announced that the Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps is ready to make its debut. The corps will be holding an open house in January to kick off the 2011 season as a parade unit and a possible trip to Mini Corps Championships! Stay tuned to our website, www.conquistadorswinterguard.org, for more details and developments!
  23. In addition, the guard is proudly sponsored by: The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps The Frank A. Johnson American Legion Post# 758 of Johnson City, NY