The final production camp of the 2019 season is complete after a successful late April weekend in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Without question, the buzz of drum corps season was present throughout the weekend.
Guard auditions brought back many familiar faces returning for another season of BACCG. New talent was in abundance as the brand of the award winning color guard is at an all time high. The choreography, the design, and the writing of the guard work attracts a special type of performer. Michael Townsend, Brady Sanders, and the full team were all on hand to teach and evaluate. No doubt the 2019 guard will be another great chapter for all to enjoy. Congrats to all who went after it and to those chosen to travel to Castleton, Vermont for move-ins.
Brass and percussion spent the remainder of the weekend putting together several show productions for the design team. Ryan George, Colin McNutt, Keith Potter, Mike Zellers and Iain Moyer were on site to bring more sections of the 2019 production to life. The brass learned the first minute and a half of drill on Saturday morning under the watchful eye of designer Leon May. It was a good introduction to the learning process. At the public performance on Sunday, the ensemble performed 9 minutes of show material. By the reaction of the crowd on hand – we are on to something special.
Many thanks to all of our volunteers, our admin team, and the unsung heroes behind the scenes that make it possible for our members to experience drum corps on the highest level. Dr. Vivien completed all the necessary medical on-boarding of our 2019 guard, while Barb Ferguson and Jeanne Cirillo captured the measurements for costumes.
The Lakewood Ranch community came out in full support and we had lots of local alumni, parents, and friends in the stadium on Sunday afternoon.