CORPS PROFILE

8th PLACE FINISH IN 2018

Location: La Crosse, WI
Division: World Class
Founded: 1964
Executive Director: Brad Furlano
Corps Director: Russ Gavin
2019 Production: “Call of the Wild”
Website: bluestars.org

Founded in 1964 by Frank Van Voorhis and David Dummer, the Blue Stars was one of the thirteen founding member corps of Drum Corps International.

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ABOUT THE CORPS

Founded in 1964, Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps was the silver medalist at the 1972 Drum Corps International World Championship, finishing just over a half a point away from winning the inaugural event. Competing as an Open Class unit for much of the late 1980s, ’90s and early ’00s, the corps won the World Championship title in its class in 1989, 1993, 2001 and 2003. Blue Stars began competing in the World Class ranks again in 2006.

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ABOUT THE CORPS

Founded in 1964, Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps was the silver medalist at the 1972 Drum Corps International World Championship, finishing just over a half a point away from winning the inaugural event. Competing as an Open Class unit for much of the late 1980s, ’90s and early ’00s, the corps won the World Championship title in its class in 1989, 1993, 2001 and 2003. Blue Stars began competing in the World Class ranks again in 2006.

READ THE HISTORY OF BLUE STARS >>

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2019 PRODUCTION

Blue Stars Call of the Wild

2019 PRODUCTION DETAILS

Repertoire Includes:

  • Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter” – Antonio Vivaldi
  • Symphony No. 1 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Dance Panels – Aaron Copland
  • Sora – Yoko Kanno
  • Avalanche – Jim Wunderlich, Rick Barclay, Matthew Hernandez
  • The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise) – Frode Fjellheim, Christophe Beck

CORPS PHOTOS