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2016 Local Corps Member – Morgan Dean

By |2016-06-20T11:06:18+00:00June 20th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|

2016 Local Corps Member: Morgan Dean Performing Corps: Troopers Performing at DRUMS on the OHIO this year is Newburgh native Morgan Dean. This recent Castle High School graduate will be with Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps this season, playing vibe in the front ensemble, as they come to town on Wednesday, June 29. Having a connection with DRUMS on the OHIO, Morgan Dean’s father, Tom Dean, marched in the Evansville-based drum corps, The Imperial Guard, in 1981 and 1982. She says, “ I would be honored to perform at the same venue that he marched when he was my age.” Morgan was offered her spot with [...]

2015 Local Corps Member – Anna Hirsch

By |2015-06-23T06:05:41+00:00June 23rd, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|

2015 Local Corps Member: Anna Hirsch Performing Corps: The Cadets Newburgh, IN native Anna Hirsch and The Cadets will be in Evansville in less than 24 hours! Anna is a very recent 2015 graduate of Castle HS, and a brand-new color guard member of the 10-time world champion Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps of Allentown, PA. Despite her young age, Anna has been riding high in the color guard world! She was a member of the three-time Class A State Champion Castle Winterguard, and despite being a rookie member of the Cadets guard this summer, she is already spinning rifle, flag, AND [...]

2015 Local Corps Member – Blake Patton

By |2015-06-22T04:50:31+00:00June 22nd, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|

2015 Local Corps Member: Blake Patton Performing Corps: Spirit of Atlanta As the clock ticks down to DRUMS on the OHIO this Wednesday, Blake Patton of Maceo, KY finds himself getting nearer and nearer to home...Patton was just interviewed in an article in today's Evansville Courier & Press, and he's ready to return to Reitz Bowl for his home show! Blake is 21 years old and currently attends Murray State University where he studies graphic design, and is a 2012 graduate of Daviess County High School in Owensboro. In 2013, Blake marched with Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, and he's spent [...]

Evansville Courier and Press – 2015 Coverage

By |2015-06-22T04:15:31+00:00June 22nd, 2015|2015 News Coverage, Blog|

Evansville Courier and Press - 2015 Coverage From the Evansville Courier and Press - June 21, 2015 EVANSVILLE - The beat is on this summer as Drums on the Ohio marches into Evansville for the third year since its resurrection. The world-class talent of seven drum and bugle corps will put their skills on display at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Reitz Bowl. The corps performing will be The Cadets from Allentown, Pennsylvania, The Cavaliers from Rosemont, Illinois, Spirit of Atlanta from Atlanta, Georgia, Crossmen from San Antonio, Texas, Colts from Dubuque, Iowa, Pioneer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Racine Scouts [...]

2015 Local Corps Member – Benjamin Lay

By |2015-06-20T20:22:14+00:00June 20th, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|

2015 Local Corps Member: Benjamin Lay Performing Corps: Music City Drum and Bugle Corps Benjamin Lay of Sturgis, KY, is spending the summer marching with the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps of Nashville, TN! Ben is currently a music education major at Campbellsville University, and graduated from Union County HS in 2014. In his rookie season with Music City, Ben is a member of the euphonium section -- "it's a very cohesive family that I'm glad to be a part of!" he said. Ben has also been a past member of community bands in Newburgh, Henderson, & Owensboro, and performed on trombone [...]

2015 Local Corps Member – Ethan Wilkinson

By |2015-06-20T20:15:18+00:00June 20th, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|

2015 Local Corps Member: Ethan Wilkinson Performing Corps: Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps Newburgh's Ethan Wilkinson is yet another local musician who is marching with Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps this summer! He is a 2015 graduate of Castle HS and is marching his rookie drum corps season in the Troopers mellophone line. Ethan first attended DRUMS on the OHIO two years ago and discovered that drum corps can sound VERY different than a high school marching band! "Since the return of Drums on the Ohio, I have always been anxious to attend the shows and be mesmerized by the sights and [...]

2015 Local Corps Member – Roy Stewart

By |2015-06-18T05:43:36+00:00June 18th, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|

2015 Local Corps Member: Roy Stewart Performing Corps: Music City Drum and Bugle Corps As the DCI season "officially" opens, Roy Stewart of Flora, IL, is hard at work at spring training in Nashville with Music City Drum and Bugle Corps. A 2014 graduate of Flora HS and currently studying music education at Olney Central College, Roy is performing in the Music City euphonium line in his rookie drum corps summer! Roy says he really appreciates the "fantastic" family atmosphere that Music City cultivates, and that encouraged him to become a member of the corps. "The members and staff treat everyone with respect and [...]

2015 Local Corps Member – Brian Reel

By |2015-06-18T02:20:34+00:00June 18th, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|

2015 Local Corps Member: Brian Reel Performing Corps: Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps Marching mellophone with the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps is Newburgh's Brian Reel. Brian graduated in May from Castle HS, and has been at spring training in Lebanon, IN ever since! He'll attend Ball State University next fall, majoring in music education. This is Brian's first season marching drum corps, and it has apparently been a goal of his since "the first day I marched on the parking lot at Castle High School" with directors Faril Bunner, Mark Eifler, and Tom Dean. He feels that it is a real honor marching [...]

2015 Local Corps Member – Kari Keeley

By |2015-06-16T05:08:14+00:00June 16th, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|

2015 Local Corps Member: Kari Keeley Performing Corps: Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps Kari Keeley is marching in the mellophone line of Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps in her rookie year, and is obviously loving every minute! She's a 2013 graduate of Jasper HS and currently attends Vincennes University majoring in Health Information Management. Kari was inspired to march partly by her dad, Jasper band director Patrick Keeley, "after being my band director and then hearing all the stories from when he marched in Star of Indiana in '86 really motivated me to want to march." Kari's mom, it turns out, also marched [...]

2015 Local Corps Member – Hayden McClure

By |2015-06-10T11:09:39+00:00June 10th, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|

2015 Local Corps Member: Hayden McClure Performing Corps: Blue Stars Hayden McClure of Vincennes, IN is spending his fourth year with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. This season, Hayden has the incredible honor of serving as drum major, after serving as mellophone section leader in 2014. Hayden is a junior at the University of Evansville where he studies saxophone and majors in music education. In the Fall, Hayden keeps himself busy by working with the Vincennes Lincoln "Pride of the Green" and the Forest Park "Marching Rangers.” As drum major of the corps, Hayden is not only a conductor, but plays an [...]