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About Scatfish

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    Kidsgrove Scouts '10-Present & The Academy '13
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    Kidsgrove Scouts & The Academy
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  1. Scatfish

    The British are coming!

    We will be returning to Passaic County Technical Institute which we have used in previous tours. We will be there from 23rd-25th August. Passaic County Technical Institute 45 Reinhardt Road Wayne, NJ 07470 Hope to see as many of you there as possible! Keep an eye on our Facebook for more details -
  2. Hi all, Hope you are all well! In just two weeks time we will be departing the UK to cross the pond to join you guys in the States! As you can imagine we are all extremely excited to be making the journey over and we can't wait to perform for you guys. So this is our 4th tour to the States and once again we have one of the largest touring parties with members, staff and their family and friends making the journey over. We will be arriving on the 21st August into JFK. The corps will enjoy a free day in NYC before getting down to business for a solid three day rehearsal stretch before heading to Reading for our first show. As you will all know this is our first time to this show after previously performing at Bridgeport and Pennsauken. We're really looking forward to it and hope to see as many of you there as possible and of course over to Rochester for Finals where we have our largest entry to date for I&E! Just curious to who will be at the Reading show? If you are interested we have a souvies booth which will be set up and ran by some of Kidsgrove's longest serving members including our Group President John Swindells and his brother David. They are still heavily involved in the on going Scouting activities which are ran out of our Headquarters. John has been involved in Scouting for about 63 years! Just another fun fact for you all... we've worked out that there are 23 members which have taken part in all 4 tours... including myself! Make sure to like our Facebook page and keep an eye out on there as we will be releasing all the details for rehearsal sites etc, you are all more than welcome to come and watch us any time! We don't close any doors! See you all soon!
  3. Scatfish

    Kidsgrove Scouts chose FJM!

    Cheers! We're feeling as ready as ever to give the crowd something to enjoy.
  4. Scatfish

    Kidsgrove Scouts chose FJM!

    Might be worth keeping your eyes out on our social media this weekend ;)
  5. We are proud to announce an extremely exciting new partnership between ourselves and FJM — Fred J. Miller Inc. The corps will be wearing uniforms exclusively designed by the world class designer Michael Cesario. These will be making their debut at the first DCUK : Drum Corps United Kingdom show of the season in Barnsley on the 18th June. Our Corps Director Rob Swindells commented, "After speaking to David Gibbs at the end of 2016 he put me into contact with Mark Miller at FJM. Mark has been fantastic and has been the greatest help to making this dream become a reality. Michael has designed something that has a brilliant blend of both traditional and contemporary elements whilst still ensuring it is identifiable as the Kidsgrove Scouts. We are very proud to be wearing a Cesario Exclusive and are really excited to debut the new uniform at the start of our 2017 season." #KS17 #MontaguesandCapulets #FJM
  6. Scatfish

    2017 DCA Shows

    Well... there goes my announcement!
  7. In 100 days time we will be crossing the pond to the United States of America for our 4th tour! Previously we have travelled over in 2010, 2012 and 2015 which created many special memories that we treasure dearly. This summer we will be once again competing on the Drum Corps Associates circuit which will include performing at a show in Reading, PA before heading up to Rochester, NY for the DCA World Championships. We look forward to seeing everyone out in the States and we hope you enjoy our 2017 production entitled Montagues & Capulets!
  8. Scatfish

    THE ACADEMY 2017

    Yeah we all know Pianoman sucked, but I wouldn't of changed it for the world. That season was just as much of the story as last year was and if that year hadn't planned out the way it didn't then the changes that came in places after might not of happened! Thus no change in the staff line up etc. Everything happens for a reason, our adversity that year would lead on the create something beautiful in the following years after. For 2017, I'm looking forward to seeing the corps grow and as a proud alumnus I will stand by them in whatever path they take following on from a great 2016 season. Yes, I am biased as hell but I have heard some exceptionally great things from the winter preparations and the new uniform is the cherry on the cake.
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    Rochester, NY

    I've enjoyed both our trips to Rochester but in 2012 it was nice to experience things in Annapolis so I'm sure a move of championship venue will come with its pros and cons of course which we may or may not experience first hand for ourselves. Regardless of where it gets held, its the crowd that makes it what it is and I hope people still travel out to attend finals even if it means an expense to them!
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    The Academy's soloist

    It was an absolute pleasure getting to watch him perform that solo, he literally nailed it every performance at rehearsals at at the shows! Very talented lad and a great asset to BD. I got to meet him this summer, I knew his twin brother before from when I marched as he came to camps in a trainee spot. I'm very sure he will fully remember his roots and is grateful for the experiences he had at Academy. All the best to him!
  11. Yeah, I'd say we definitely have a higher cost of living over here though from my experience of both sides of the pond. I have seen before about tourist being able to claim some of the VAT back, which I suppose helps promote people buying so I'm all for it! As for the QPR top, I'm no football fan but I agree that there wouldn't be no value added to that ;)
  12. Tom, I believe the corps will be visiting Seneca Falls again next year, in 2015 we raided the outlet village there. I couldn't believe the difference in prices, we all spent a small fortune there that only regret was that I didn't get more! Happy Holidays to you and the family, hope you are all well.
  13. Who is more excited us or you? ;) I am of course very biased but the show is taking shape very nicely...I don't normally get goosebumps in November! Also we'll be heading to the Reading show this year for a change, we have loved performing at Bridgeport but wanted to try something different out.