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“CHANGE ALONE IS ETERNAL, PERPETUAL, IMMORTAL.”
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In mythology, folklore, epic poems and the oldest extant literature, metamorphosis (or shape shifting) has long been present. It remains a common trope in modern fantasy, children's literature, and works of popular culture. The shaman and the showman both have pondered the mystery and magic of metamorphosis. This most profound act of change can emerge beyond the scientific explanation to reveal a metaphor of growth, evolution, and inspiration.

With a multilayered musical and visual tribute to the past, present and future, the Blue Devils present their 2017 program Metamorph. From a California community of rhythmical dreamers to a global brand of music and motion, the Blue Devils take flight from a cocoon of history and imagination. Metamorph resonates with music by composers such as Peter Graham and Simon Dobson and, at its heart, the prophetic "Everything Must Change" by Bernard Ighner. Metamorph rises in an upward trajectory of reflection and revelation.

“A DREAMER IS ONE WHO CAN ONLY FIND HIS WAY BY MOONLIGHT, AND HIS PUNISHMENT IS THAT HE SEES THE DAWN BEFORE THE REST OF THE WORLD.”
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As the Blue Devils organization celebrates its diamond anniversary, the transformation unfolds as a feast of memories and exploration. The creativity and excellence of 60 years is a vast legacy of incredible performers and the ascension of a drum and bell corps to Drum Corps International's most honored ensemble. Showcasing 150 talented performers, the 2017 Blue Devils travel the United States shifting shape and sound through the discovery and artistry of Metamorph.

Steps in the musical metamorphosis include:

Birth of Eternity, Dreamscape, Facing Future
Dave Glyde
The Triumph of Time
Peter Graham
Flight of the Bumble Bee
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Everything Must Change
Bernard Ighner
Crystal
Simon Dobson
 

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DCI West and Mid Cal

Tickets for DCI West and Mid Cal are on sale. Make sure you get the seat you want and see the 2017 productions of all the drum corps before anyone else. A little bragging rights can go a long way. We can't wait to see you on the 2017 tour soon! 

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The 2017 Sneak Peek and Family Day events are very close. Get your tickets to see Metamorph as well as the C corps and B Corps' 2017 programs. We are excited for touring season and can not wait to get this summer party started with all of you.

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On ‎5‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 7:30 AM, Old Corps Guy said:

On the first day, MARS gave us a BDC Announcement.

On the second day, MARS gave us a BDB Announcement.

I sense a trend here. Can we expect the third day to include a BDA announcement????????

And now we have the answer.

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10 minutes ago, btown50 said:

 

Songs have been added to my playlists.

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Wow. May 11 and still ten World Class corps for which don't even know even the show titles?

Maybe they're planning something timely, like "Obstruction" or "Kompromat". Too bad Bluecoats already did "Unmasqued".

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Looks like a corps is finally gonna play an endless amount of runs and it won't be unnecessary because that's how that certain song actually goes. Lol

 

Needless to say, BD playing Flight of the Bumblebee has me really excited!

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7 hours ago, N.E. Brigand said:

Wow. May 11 and still ten World Class corps for which don't even know even the show titles?

Maybe they're planning something timely, like "Obstruction" or "Kompromat". Too bad Bluecoats already did "Unmasqued".

SCV will make that number decrease to nine today.

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Got to admit, a little disappointed in Blue Devils 60th anniversary show theme and music selection...seems a little new agey.  I'm sick of new agey.  

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Then stick to the legacy dvds. Things are only going to keep getting more new age. I don't know what to tell you. Lol.

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15 minutes ago, UKSuperman said:

Then stick to the legacy dvds. Things are only going to keep getting more new age. I don't know what to tell you. Lol.

Nothing about BD's announcement or music bothers me in the least, but...

Just because something is new, or old, doesn't make it good.

Also, BD's show includes music that is 117 years old.

Although I can't help wondering if that one is there an an homage to Drumline!

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