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  1. ALLIANCE Drum & Bugle Corps in Atlanta, GA has just released our 2014 production entitled: "DOOMSDAY" We are a DCA all-age corps and pride ourselves on being a greatly satisfying alternative to DCI for the following individuals: those who cannot commit the time and/or money to a full DCI summer tour those who aspire to march with a DCI corps, but may need a stepping stone before they make the leap those who have recently aged out of DCI and are looking to reconnect with a DCI-like environment and show design We also welcome those who have never marched drum corps at all, but have an interest in the activity and would like to begin a new chapter in their marching career! Over the past 4 seasons, more than 25 ALLIANCE alumni have gone on to march with over 10 DCI World Class drum corps, including Crown, BD, Bluecoats, The Cavaliers, The Cadets, Phantom, Spirit of Atlanta, and others. In 2012 and 2013, each of the DCI World Champion corps had an ALLIANCE alumnus as a member! If ALLIANCE sounds like a good fit for you or someone you know, we'd love to see you at our Open House Camp on December 15, 2013 at River Ridge High School in Woodstock, GA! Please view our exciting 2014 promo video below and visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/alliancedrumcorps for more info. Thanks for your time,
  2. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2013. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is returning to the field of competition with a show entitled, “A New Dawn, a New Day.” Renowned for performing an exciting, entertaining, and crowd pleasing show, this year’s song selections will not disappoint our fans or members. The Skyliners have selected songs that contributed significantly to the history of jazz: “Feeling Good”, “Blue Skies”, “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “Round Midnight”, and “Caravan”. “Feeling Good” is probably best known for Nina Simone’s 1965 rendition. Simone was widely associated with jazz, and she earned the title, ‘High Priestess of Soul’. This Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse song was written for the 1964 musical ‘The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd’ and has also been covered by great performers such as Michael Bublé. The Skyliners have chosen Bublé’s swing version of this song to open their 2014 show. Expect to hear strong percussion, featured brass players, the rush that one would expect from this song. Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” was written in 1926 as part of the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy. “Blue Skies” was such an enormous success that history says that the opening night audience demanded 24 encores of this tune! It also it became one of the first songs to be featured in a talkie, when Al Jolson performed it in ‘The Jazz Singer’. Performers who recorded this Berlin song include a Who’s Who of the most famous singers in America. The Skyliners’ rendition will bring a contemporary feel to this jazz classic. “It Ain’t Necessarily So” was written by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and comes from their opera, “Porgy and Bess.” Notable performances of this song by the character Sportin' Life, include Cab Calloway on stage and Sammy Davis, Jr. in the 1959 film. While this is familiar ground – the Skyliners played Porgy and Bess before – the 2014 rendition will be bluesy and full of emotion and passion. “Round Midnight” is a 1944 jazz standard by pianist Thelonious Monk. Monk wrote this song when he was 18 years old, but did not record it until many years later. In 1946, Dizzy Gillespie added his famous introduction and cadenza for his big band arrangement, which proved so popular that Monk added it (albeit an altered version) to his own performance, making it a standard part of the song. One critic called “Round Midnight” a “darkly beautiful” ballad with an “after-hours” feel that manages to sound fresh and original decade after decade. JazzStandards.com noted that “Round Midnight" is the most-recorded jazz standard composed by a jazz musician. “Caravan” is a well known jazz standard made popular by Duke Ellington in 1936, and composed by Juan Tizo, a trombonist with Ellington’s band. Due to its ability to conjure up mental pictures of distant and exotic places, “Caravan” became one of the Ellington’s orchestra’s first efforts to incorporate influences from other cultures into its music. Dramatic percussion effects, a winding and meandering melody, and Latin American rhythms make “Caravan” memorable on many different levels. We invite you to be a part of something exciting that is new and old, and help bring this celebrated drum corps back into the field of competition. No stock charts, more affordable dues than other corps, and an after school/work and weekend experience you will not forget! Come to the Skyliners’ Open House: Date/Time: November 23rd, 2013 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley- west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org, or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, please contact Larry Carbonell at join@sky2014.org.
  3. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2013. If you LOVE TO PERFORM AND ENTERTAIN and want to be part of a high velocity, intensity-packed brass and percussion-driven marching program, the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is the place for you! The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ Open House will take place: Date/Time: November 23rd, 2013 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. Location: Wyoming Valley West High School 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/places/wyoming-valley-west-hs-plymouth-pa-2216650/ We are very excited about the extraordinary team that we have put together for the Skyliners’ return to the field of competition for the 2014 season. The Skyliners relocated to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area, and most of our instructional staff live and teach locally. The Skyliners’ 2014 Brass Arranger is Rob Stein. Percussion Arranger/Caption Head is Eric Boylan, with Tommy Wynder as Assistant Percussion Caption, Ashley Eden as Front Ensemble Technician, and Brendan Carter as Bass Drum Technician. Adam Burdett is the Skyliners’ Visual Designer. Scott Carey and Mark Murphy have joined the Skyliners as Brass Technicians. Skyliners Director Larry Carbonell will be coordinating the brass caption. Skyliners’ Show Coordinator is Bob Fizette. View our Staff Bios at http://www.skylinersdbc.org/Staff-Admin.html. We invite you to be a part of something exciting that is new and old, and help bring this celebrated drum corps back into the field of competition. No stock charts, more affordable dues than other corps, and an after school/work and weekend experience you will not forget! Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org or the new Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For more information, email Larry Carbonell at info@skylinersdbc.org.
  4. As part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration Labor Day Weekend 2014 in Rochester, NY, Drum Corps Associates will be presenting a drum corps “museum” for all to enjoy. The 50th Anniversary Committee is actively searching for items to display. If you or anyone you know has any historic items that you would like to loan to the museum, please contact Committee Chairman and DCA Vice President, Allen Buell at vp@dcacorps.org. They are looking for anything and everything that represents the past 50 years of drum corps. Horns and drums, uniforms (especially of all aged corps), photos and other media, program books from DCA Championships or regular season shows and anything else you might be able to think of to honor the memory of the activity we love, please contact the committee. They are especially interested in uniforms from 1965 for the founding members and those who were in attendance at the first championship. Those corps are: Reading Buccaneers, New York Skyliners, CT Hurricanes, Baltimore Yankee Rebels, Albany, NY’s Interstatesmen, Pittsburgh Rockets and Upper Darby, PA’s Archer Epler Musketeers. All items can either be returned or donated to an appropriate historical committee to be preserved. Become a part of the Golden Anniversary of DCA. Contact the Committee now with any items you might have. For further information, go to www.dcacorps.org.
  5. Labor Day Weekend, 2014, will be very special to DCA. It will be the 50th DCA World Championship – Their golden anniversary. An occasion such as this is important to any organization and Gil Silva, DCA President, advises that they are pulling out all the stops to make this event truly memorable for all. He and the DCA Executive Board have formed an ad hoc committee to ensure that the history of DCA and – indeed – the history of drum corps will be properly remembered in the coming year. This committee held their initial meeting on Friday, August 30th in Annapolis, MD. For more info go to http://www.dcacorps.org
  6. I'm in my third year marching top bass at my high school's marching band, and because of my worsening scoliosis, I'm moving to the pit next year to play rack percussion. I'm hoping that this year off will benefit and strengthen my back so that I can come back after high school to march bass for Minnesota Brass and then hopefully DCI. But if this doesn't work out, I would definitely consider auditioning for rack/timpani/drum set for drum corps. Any advice from past or current rack/timpani/drum set players in the drum corps circuit? What are auditions like and how do they differ from the keyboard mallet auditions in the pit? Thanks so much! I was going to put this post in percussion, but I felt like it would be viewed more widely in this forum.