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  1. Text the keyphrase "gdbc" to the number "70000". It is FREE! To signup online, please visit the following signup page: HERE. Help welcome the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps to the competitive Drum Corps International stage by supporting the corps... FOR FREE! For more information about this fundraiser, visit our webpage HERE. What total numbers of subscribers would pay for: Current Subscribers: 583 150: Stick/Drum Heads for year 400: Drumline Equipment 600: All Meals for the Season 1,000: All travel costs for the Season 1,200: 150 Brand New Uniforms 1,500: All Front Ensemble Equipment 1,700: Full Hornline 5,100: Entire Operating Budget for 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w16K5qmJB2E
  2. I just noticed that DCI's schedule has them double-booked on Tuesday, July 29: both at the "Lake Erie Fanfare" in Erie, PA and the "Legends Drum Corps Invitational" in Troy, MI. Presumably the latter is correct--but does anyone know for sure?
  3. This is our last weekend to add members!!! We need 4 more brass to complete the hornline. 1-Trumpet, 1-Tuba, 2-Baritone/Euph's. http://city-sound.org/Membership.html
  4. City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps has an openings!!! City Sound is looking for 2 experienced snares and a top bass with hands. If you are interested call (323) 228-7231 or write CitySound@City-Sound.org. Call asap, this opportunity wont last.
  5. City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps has an openings!!! City Sound is looking for 2 experienced snares and a top bass with hands. If you are interested call (323) 228-7231 or write CitySound@City-Sound.org. Call asap, this opportunity wont last.
  6. Hello DCP Community, My name is Justin Wilkins I am in my fourth and age out year with the Blue Stars Color guard, The past three years that I have spent with the Blue Stars have been the most inspiring, challenging, and overall greatest years of my life. The organization means so much to me for it has not only made me a stronger performer but a stronger, well rounded person. To let you know a little more about myself I am full time and senior student at Columbia College Chicago studying Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management with a concentration in touring and producing live music. With my degree and my love for the life of living on the road my future career goal is to be a tour manager for a performing artist. Going on tour not only gives me the wonderful experience of drum corps but also experience that can help me in my future career goals. Aside from attending school full time I also a coach the Lake Park High School color guard in Roselle, Illinois. Who just finished their 2014 winter season finishing 24th in Scholastic A. On top of school tuition and rent it is becoming very difficult for myself to make payments for my age out summer. This why I am reaching out to you for any help you could possibly offer. After 3 years of hard work, passion, and dedication I could not explain how much this corps and activity has truly left an impact on my life. Which is why I cannot simply let myself miss out on what is expected to be the most rewarding, emotional, and unforgettable summer yet. I completely understand that times are difficult for everyone but I cannot stress enough that any donation regardless of how big or small is more than appreciated. I cannot do this without your help. Finis Coronat Opus; The end crowns the work. I understand that my post is not a discussion topic that is typically posted on this site. I am desperate in finding any funds that I possibly can so I can march my age out summer. When I say anything is appreciated I mean ANYTHING. If you are interested there are a couple of ways to sponsor a member. With the chance that I receive any donations from this site in order to prevent flooding the office with invoices I have made a GoFundMe account (http://www.gofundme.com/8ay9m0). It is understandable if you don't want to donate through this site but is just an easier option for the office as well as for me to keep track of what is being donated. 1) A direct sponsorship By sending a check to: Blue Stars P.O. Box 2523 La Crosse, WI 54602-2523 **While writing the check please be sure to put Justin Wilkins Sponsorship in the Memo/For line. ** 2) By Credit Card Visit: http://shop.bluestars.org/member-tuition-payments/member-tuition-payment/ (Enter the amount you want donate for dues in the "Quantity" field.) 3) Via telephone Call the office at 608-782-3219 to pay via credit card. Thank you for your time. Justin Wilkins
  7. City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps has an opening for an experienced bass drummer. If you live in the Los Angeles area and are interested call (323) 228-7231 or write CitySound@City-Sound.org. Call asap, this opportunity wont last. www.City-Sound.org
  8. City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps has an opening for an experienced bass drummer. If you live in the Los Angeles area and are interested call (323) 228-7231 or write CitySound@City-Sound.org. Call asap, this opportunity wont last. www.City-Sound.org
  9. City Sound Drum & Bugle Corps would like to invite you to our 2014 Color Guard Workshop SUNDAY MARCH 23, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM Our rehearsals will be at: CSU DOMINGUEZ HILLS (meet for registration in Parking Lot 4A) 1000 E Victoria St Carson, CA 90747 City Sound will be competing in the DCI Open Class Division and will be appearing at the following shows: June 27 - Oceanside, CA June 28 - Glendora, CA June 29 - Riverside, CA July 5 - Sacramento, CA July 6 - Pleasant Hill, CA July 12 - Laguna Hills, CA July 13 - Bellflower, CA (More performances to be added) If you want to grow as a color guard performer and have fun join us for what looks to be a very fun summer! Invite your friends! For more information contact: Bobby Vega vegabobby@yahoo.com www.City-Sound.org
  10. City Sound Color Guard Workshop Sunday March 23, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM CSU DOMINGUEZ HILLS (meet for registration in Parking Lot 4A) 1000 E Victoria St Carson, CA 90747 For more information email CitySound@City-Sound.org Hope to see you there! www.City-Sound.org (Send this flyer to all your friends!)
  11. Mark your calendars... March 29, 2014, City Sound is hosting a "FREE" benefit concert, and they would love for you to attend. Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center, 3000 Shoshonean Road, San Pedro, 90731. (http://www.cabrilloyouthcamp.org/) Please invite your friends and family. (See attached flyer) See you there
  12. Mark your calendars... March 29, 2014, City Sound is hosting a "FREE" benefit concert, and they would love for you to attend. Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center, 3000 Shoshonean Road, San Pedro, 90731. (http://www.cabrilloyouthcamp.org/) Please invite your friends and family. (See attached flyer) See you there
  13. Mark your calendars... March 29, 2014, City Sound is hosting a "FREE" benefit concert, and they would love for you to attend. Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center, 3000 Shoshonean Road, San Pedro, 90731. (http://www.cabrilloyouthcamp.org/) Please invite your friends and family. (See attached flyer) See you there
  14. Looking for experienced Los Angeles area color guard instructor. If interested send email to CitySound@City-Sound.org for more information.
  15. Looking for experienced Los Angeles area color guard instructor. If interested send email to CitySound@City-Sound.org for more information. Position filled. Thanks everyone for checking out our ad
  16. I was just glancing at the live blog of the Bands of America grand nationals, held earlier this evening, and noticed Michael Boo's report that Marcus (TX) High School's show "Charmed" featured a serpent, the instrument that more or less preceded the tuba, having been used from the mid-16th through early-19th centuries. This appearance tickles me because in my youth, I performed in a Medieval/Renaissance instrument band, though never on serpent (we didn't have one), but sometimes, falteringly, on its cousins, the cornett and lizard. (From time to time, I have argued that if any woodwind instrument is to be permitted in drum corps, it must be the shawm, which needs no amplification.) Every now and again, one sees a serpent (or perhaps an ophliceide or a bombardon) at TubaChristmas events, along with more common novelties like helicon tubas and double-belled euphoniums. Would such an instrument be permitted in DCI? In addition to percussion and electronic instruments (ugh), DCI's rules permit any bell-front brass instruments (in all keys) except trombones and sousaphones. From this Wikipedia article (see also the wonderful illustrations on this page) it appears that there were some serpents with front-facing bells. But does "brass" in DCI's terms refer to the so-called "brass family" of instruments, or is it understood that such instruments must be metallic? Serpents are typically made of wood encased in leather. And would it be loud enough to be heard without amplification? (Michael: was tonight's serpent miked or acoustic?) Oh, and while I'm on the subject of the BoA live blog, last year I asked whether DCI was missing a good promotional opportunity by not advertising in the souvenir program at the Ohio Music Education Association state championships, where approximately 120 bands with 12,000 students perform and thousands of parents also are in attendance. (Bands of America does advertise in the OMEA program.) Responses here were mixed, but several people said there'd be no point, because all the attendees are surely familiar with DCI. Well, well, well ... it turns out that even people who follow the supposedly more elite bands in BoA, whose championships are conducted in the same venue as DCI's, aren't as well-informed as you might guess. Members of the Cavaliers drumline performed as the bands filed out for the awards, and in the blog I read: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Guest: "Who are the Cavaliers?" Michael Boo: "The Cavaliers are a drum and bugle corps from a suburb of Chicago. Drum and bugle corps is a summer activity. They have members from around the country. Their drum line gave a clinic earlier today at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention across the street from the stadium." ... (Different) Guest: "Gonna be weird till one year later. (no competition)." Michael Boo: "Do you know about WGI Winter Guard and WGI Indoor Marching Percussion events? It will help you get through you withdrawal. And then there's drum corps in the summer!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The BOA winner this year, so I read, was The Woodlands High School, also from Texas, with "Crossing Boundaries". From a bad youtube video of their BOA regional performance a week or two ago, they do appear to have had a pretty good show, and not too heavy on the electronics, which I always appreciate. Congratulations to them.
  17. Let me apologize for the length of this post. About me: This is my first post but I am by no means to DCP as I've been following for several years in the shadows, so I know how heated things can get. I never had the opportunity to march(I got into this around my age out year) but I am an avid fan and supporter, and I very much respect the rich history of the Drum Corps movement. For what it matters, I am also a band director. It is my hope that because of these elements that I can be give a different point of view. Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the point..... Interestingly enough this idea came to me from studying the evolution of the Nation Football League. Surprisingly, if one were to compare early Drum Corps to the early NFL, you would see a lot of similarities: local, community-based amateur teams competing in local competitions. In both scenarios, a handful of successful teams decided it was in there best interest to get together and form their own organization with specific rules and guidlines. Because of this, both groups changed through the years and are not necessarily very similar to what they were when they first started, i.e transitioning from a rugby-based approach, changing point values for touchdowns and field goals for the NFL and moving away from bugles and military-style precision drill in Drum Corps, to name a few. The point is, things typically change if there is a perception that it will make the activity better. Now let me clarify a few things about my own personal opinions: 1) I am a fan of the all brass set-up. It's a wonderful, powerful sound. 2) I am not someone who preaches that things need to "evolve" just for the sake of change. Change doesn't always make for better. From studying history and seeing how progression comes forward, I do think that eventually woodwind instruments and other typical instruments associated with school bands will make their way into Drum Corps. It's a double edged sword: you lose one of the main things that makes the activity different from a typical marching band but at the same time you open up this great experience up for whole new crop of kids. What if we could have our cake and eat it too? What if DCI modified their Open Class to be a true, anything goes category (and I'm not talking SoundSport here)? The groups that feel like they want to go that direction can now do that without being penalized. Leave a World Class Brass category (forgive my lack of creativity on these) for the traditionalists. In terms of competitions,the divisions should be treated like they would at any other competition and be given their own separate scores. The key really is to not allow these two divisions to compete against each other, as you don't want to get into the issue of either orchestration setup working better and comparing the two. Looking at it from a neutral perspective, the benefits seem to outweigh the negatives in terms of letting woodwinds and other instruments into DCI and that's why I see it happening in the future.The move would open up the playing field for many talented musicians who for whatever reason can't/won't learn another instrument and will open up the market value of the DCI brand. It may give credibility and incentive for directors who for some reason don't appreciate what DCI is about to plan trips with their students to shows and purchase DVDs/Blu-rays. A World level Marching Band group would be a great way to get the season started. But most importantly, it provides an educational opportunity and disciplined outlet for more kids. Isn't that what Drum Corps was about when it started? What do you think? Would this setup fly? Do you think this would be in the best interest of DCI?
  18. Hello! I'm new here on this forum and I was just wondering... how are the auditions like for The Blue Devils and how is tour life in the corps? any advice or tips would be great!! Thank you
  19. Part 2 - Free Color Guard Workshop January 26, 2014, 1pm to 5pm at California State University Dominguez Hills (Register in parking lot 4A when you arrive)
  20. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ City Sound Drum & Bugle Corps Los Angeles, CA. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://www.city-sound.org Contact: Nathaniel Lewis Tel: 323-228-7231 email: nlewis@city-sound.org “Murray Gusseck” 2014 PERCUSSION ARRANGER FOR CITY SOUND DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS Murray Gusseck is considered an innovator and trend setter in the world of marching percussion. He has been a musician since the age of 7 when he studied piano and violin. At age 15 he took up playing the drums and has been performing in bands ever since. Murray made his mark as a teacher and composer with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, of which he has been both a performer and instructor for almost 20 years. He became nationally known for a unique compositional style, a signature sound, and a propensity for achieving a smooth drumset-oriented approach to this musical genre. Murray helped start Tapspace Publications in 1998 with friend and partner Jim Casella. He is the author of Parking Lot Etudes and co-author of Fresh Perspectives For The Modern Drumline, both of which have grown to be mainstream publications in the world of marching percussion. Murray attended San Jose State University in San Jose, CA as a music major specializing in world music. In 1998 he joined up with schoolmates Nima Rezai and Dan Heflin, and friend Chip Webster, to form "Merge" an eclectic world fusion quartet consisting of Chapman Stick, saxophone, keyboards, and drums. The group toured and performed in northern and southern California for several years, producing their self-titled CD "Merge" He has taught and/or arranged percussion music for many top high schools and winter percussion ensembles throughout the country. Currently Murray lives in the Portland, OR area where he helps manage Tapspace and plays drums locally. He is sponsored by Pearl Drums, Remo drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks. With the newly formed 2014 City Sound Drum line, we feel Murray’s percussion arrangements are not only vital for the new un-conventional 2014 show, but sonically on the cutting edge of percussion charts arranged just for city sound. We here at City Sound are all extremely excited that Murray is part of our staff. Sincerely Nathaniel W. Lewis, Executive Director City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps http://www.City-Sound.org
  21. Free Color Guard Workshop January 12, 2014, 1pm to 5pm at California State University Dominguez Hills (Register in parking lot 4A when you arrive) www.City-Sound.org http://www.worldofpageantry.com/forums/download/file.php?id=485
  22. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City Sound Drum & Bugle Corps Los Angeles, CA. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://www.city-sound.org Contact: Nathaniel Lewis Tel: 323-228-7231 email: nlewis@city-sound.org “Andy Cross” ACCEPTS 2014 POSITION AS COLORGUARD INSTRUCTOR WITH CITY SOUND Andy attended Bernardo Yorba M.S. and Esperanza H.S. playing flute & bassoon and performing in orchestra, wind ensemble, marching band, & as drum major. After graduation, he studied Dance at Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa), Mt. San Antonio College (Pomona), Grossmont College (El Cajon, CA), with the Gloria Newman Dance Theater (Orange County), & with Shirley Jenkins at the University of Washington (Seattle). In 1989 Andy joined the Seattle Men’s Chorus (SMC) singing on their first CD, appearing on PBS specials, and performing at Boston Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City. He shared the stage with SMC’s special guests Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Schurr, Harvey Fierstein, & Maya Angelou. Andy has performed with the Seattle “R.O.T.C.” Colorguard (1987-1997) in SMC Concerts, in New York City’s Central Park, and at the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas. He celebrates over 30 years of performing at “R.O.T.C.” events in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Long Beach, and Seattle. More recently, Andy has been in San Diego where he attended Dance classes at CoSA – Coronado School of the Arts (through Southwestern College), as well as performing a self-written Dance/CG solo with Rifles (at one point juggling 2) in the 2012 CoSA Spring Dance Concert. That Autumn he attended Grossmont College where he studied Dance and performed in both the Student-choreographed and the Faculty-choreographed Dance Concerts. In 2014 City Sound is ecstatic to have Andy as part of their staff all the while creating one of the most exciting color guards in Southern California. Andy’s massive professional dance experience and WGI teaching experience, will definitely give City Sound the visible projection need to be a sound contender this 2014 season. We are proud to let everyone know that Andy Cross is coming to City Sound as the new color guard instructor. Sincerely Nathaniel W. Lewis, Executive Director City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps http://www.City-Sound.org
  23. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ity Sound Drum & Bugle Corps Los Angeles, CA. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://www.city-sound.org Contact: Nathaniel Lewis Tel: 323-228-7231 email: nlewis@city-sound.org CHARLIE GROH ACCEPTS VISUAL MANAGER POSITION WITH CITY SOUND Born to itinerant beet farmers from North Dakota during the dust-bowl of the 1930's, Charles Nelson Groh has been a creative force since shortly after his birth. As the 10th (and last-born) of the Groh siblings, much of young Charles' formative years were spent in the care of his older brothers and sisters - as his parents sought work to sustain their large family. Left to doodle on his own and blessed with a vivid imagination, Charles was creating pencil and crayon sketches before the age of 4. By the time he was 10 and entered the 9th grade, he was an accomplished photographer - with photos published in the Fargo Chronicle and Bismark Times. Some referred to him as a prodigy. Now, recognized as the 'Zen Master' of the marching arts, Charlie has been a student, performer, instructor, designer, and director of marching bands and drum corps. As a member of the original DCI World Champion Anaheim Kingsmen in the early 1970s, and recently returned as the visual instructor and marching member for the Alumni Corps, The Kingsmen made their debut return at the Drum Corps International World Championships in 2007. Over 200 former members, now in their 40's thru 60's, returned to the field to perform and amaze audiences. Currently, Charlie has again taken his highly sought after marching expertise to the field with City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps From Los Angeles, CA. as Visual Manager for the corps. Everyone here at City Sound thinks Charlie Groh is exactly what the corps needs to take that next evolutionary step to a higher level of the marching arts. We are extremely excited and proud to have charlie Groh on our staff as the new Visual Manager! Sincerely Nathaniel W. Lewis, Executive Director City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps http://www.City-Sound.org