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2016 Local Corps Member – Carly Jerstad

2016 Local Corps Member: Carly Jerstad  Performing Corps: Phanton Regiment Evansville Westsider Carly Jerstad is dancing her heart out as a Phantomette this summer with Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard. She is a 2015 graduate of F.J. Reitz High School and is currently a full time dance major and vocal minor at Ball State University. Being part of the F.J. Reitz marching band taught her time management, motivation, discipline, leadership and much more that will be transferred to her experience in Phantom Regiment. Carly hopes to take what she gains from performing with Phantom this summer and apply it toward [...]

2016-06-25T19:41:20-05:00June 25th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Patrick Jackson

2016 Local Corps Member: Patrick Jackson Performing Corps: Colts On his very first drum corps summer tour, Patrick Jackson of Evansville will be performing this season with The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque, IA. Patrick is a prolific musician as he has been a six year member of the North Green Brigade Marching Band and a four year member of both the EVSC Honors Band and the EVSC Honors Jazz Band. This summer Patrick will be a member of the brass section playing the Euphonium, which is a big change from his eight years of playing the saxophone. This young musician [...]

2016-06-25T18:10:39-05:00June 25th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Keri Keeley

2016 Local Corps Member: Kari Keeley Performing Corps: Troopers Featured again in 2016 is Kari Keeley from Jasper, IN. Kari currently goes to Vincennes University for Health Information Management and will graduate in the spring of 2017. Again this year she will be marching the mellophone with the Troopers from Casper, Wyoming. This is a very special year for Kari as this will be her age-out year. Through her experiences in drum corps, she has learned that it isn’t about winning but about performing for the people next to you. She has learned how to be a better instructor since marching drum corps. [...]

2016-06-24T01:47:49-05:00June 24th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Noah Kresbsbach

2016 Local Corps Member: Noah Kresbsbach Performing Corps: Phantom Regiment Performing this summer with The Phanton Regiment is percussionist Noah Kresbsbach from Newburgh. Noah is a 2015 graduate of Castle High School and is very excited to be with Phantom this summer. For Noah, his perspective on drum corps has certainly evolved since his first experiences. "My perception of drum corps has drastically changed from when I was a spectator to now, a performer. I see it less like people playing loud notes and fast rolls running around a field and more of what the activity is at its core; a [...]

2016-06-23T10:29:01-05:00June 23rd, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Morgan Dean

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 [...]

2016-06-20T11:06:18-05:00June 20th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2015 Local Corps Member – Anna Hirsch

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 [...]

2015-06-23T06:05:41-05:00June 23rd, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2015 Local Corps Member – Blake Patton

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 [...]

2015-06-22T04:50:31-05:00June 22nd, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

Evansville Courier and Press – 2015 Coverage

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 [...]

2015-06-22T04:15:31-05:00June 22nd, 2015|2015 News Coverage, Blog|0 Comments

2015 Local Corps Member – Benjamin Lay

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 [...]

2015-06-20T20:22:14-05:00June 20th, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2015 Local Corps Member – Ethan Wilkinson

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 [...]

2015-06-20T20:15:18-05:00June 20th, 2015|2015 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments
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