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2019 Local Focus: Patrick Jackson

North High School graduate Patrick Jackson has been performing in DCI since 2016. From 4th grade band to now with his current passion of drum corps -- whether it was concert, jazz, honors groups, or marching -- it has always been a part of his life. When Patrick first began his Drum Corps experience, he started with the Colts. Now in his fourth and final season, he will be touring with the Cavaliers and is excited to age out with them this summer. He has used the corps song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as an inspiration [...]

2019-06-20T09:56:28-05:00June 20th, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

2019 Local Focus: Luke Becher

Music City will be coming to DRUMS on the OHIO again this year in the World Class Division. Joining them is Luke Becher from Newburgh, Indiana. This will be the Castle graduates first year marching with Music City. Luke first got into Drum Corps and marching band when he participated in the playing of the National Anthem in 2014. "I remember the first time I was introduced to Drum Corps. Mr. (Faril) Bunner, my Middle School Band Director, showed us videos of The Blue Devils," said Luke. The next year he joined the Castle Marching Knights [...]

2019-06-20T09:55:21-05:00June 19th, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

2019 Local Focus: Kate Alward

Katherine (Kate) Alward from Owensboro, Kentucky will be marching with the Carolina Crown Guard this year. At the young age of 15, she was offered her first contract with Carolina Crown. "I attended my first DCI show, DRUMS on the OHIO, at 8 years old. I knew then that I wanted to march drum corps," says Kate. At the end of her first season, she was awarded the Most Improved Guard member. This will be the Davies County High School student’s third year with Crown. Kate has taught choreography for the Davies County High School WGI [...]

2019-06-20T09:55:33-05:00June 18th, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

A Drum Corps Weekend Destination

If you are a drum corps fan looking to take a few vacation days off at the end of June, you might want to consider taking a trip to Evansville. There are a TON of activities going on in and around our city that weekend that could make for a great, mini vacation. AND if you live in and around Evansville, here are some things you can check out too! Our show is on a new night this year -- being on a Monday. Any drum corps fan from around the region could grab a [...]

2019-06-04T03:37:50-05:00June 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Boston Crusaders Video Goes Viral

Drum Corps International gained national notoriety in 2016 due to a very energetic synth player with the Boston Crusaders. Anna Eberhart of Denton, TX probably never thought her first season in Drum Corps would be as exciting as it has been. In case you have been living under a rock -- earlier this summer, Anna’s performance went viral around the internet. Her animated faces and movements during performances gained national attention, being covered by People Magazine, Mashable, TMZ, Huffington Post, ESPN, and countless other media outlets. And the Boston Crusaders could not [...]

2019-06-01T13:46:01-05:00August 11th, 2016|Blog, Corps|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Emily Gross

2016 Local Corps Member: Emily Gross Performing Corps: The Cadets Emily Gross of Newburgh, IN will be joining The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps for the first time this summer. This 2016 Castle High School graduate performed in the color guard for four years and was color guard captain her junior and senior years. During her senior year, she was selected to be a member of the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band that performed during the U.S. Army Bowl halftime show in San Antonio, Texas in January 2016. Emily states, “I auditioned at The Cadets because I already knew a couple members [...]

2016-06-26T10:33:05-05:00June 26th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Brian Reel

2016 Local Corps Member: Brian Reel Performing Corps: Phantom Regiment Marching with Phantom Regiment this summer is Brian Reel from Newburgh, IN. Brian is a 2015 Castle High School graduate and is attending Ball State University majoring in music education. Being Brian's second year performing in drum corps, he has learned a lot from his past experiences. Brian said, “I always heard about and knew that drum corps is very hard, and it certainly is, but I didn't realize that, at least for me, it is a lot of fun as well. At the end of each day the hard work put [...]

2016-06-26T05:55:42-05:00June 26th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Roy Stewart

2016 Local Corps Member: Roy Stewart Performing Corps: Music City Appearing for the first time at DRUMS on the OHIO this year is Music City Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashville, TN. And performing for his second season with Music City is Tri-State native Roy Stewart of Flora, IL. Roy is a 2014 graduate of Flora High School and currently studies music education at Olney Central College. Roy joined Music City last year and says he loved every second of his experience. "I gained another family while marching last season and we are already becoming a family this season with 2016 Music City [...]

2016-06-26T03:46:51-05:00June 26th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – Anna Hirsch

2016 Local Corps Member: Anna Hirsch Performing Corps: The Cadets Castle High School graduate Anna Hirsch will again be performing with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard this summer during the DCI Summer Tour. And even though Anna won't have a "home show" in Evansville this year, she will still be doing what she loves -- performing! Since she was very little, Anna has had a deep passion for color guard. As Anna recalls, "I have been spinning a flag since I was in the third grade and have always wanted to pursue my dream of marching in a drum corps." [...]

2016-06-25T22:40:28-05:00June 25th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments

2016 Local Corps Member – David Altman

2016 Local Corps Member: David Altman Performing Corps: Carolina Crown Marching in his second year with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps is David Altman of Newburgh, IN. David is a 2015 Castle High School graduate and is currently studying music education at Ball State University. His passion for drum corps runs very deep, as his commitment to this activity has him connecting with people in amazing ways. As corps fees can be very expensive, David has come up with a creative way to receive donations for his tour fees. As David explains, "Within the last few months I have started a project [...]

2016-06-25T21:06:16-05:00June 25th, 2016|2016 Local Corps Members, Blog|0 Comments
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