2019 Local Focus: Maria Arzuagas

Maria Arzuagas from Edwardsville, IL will be performing with the Music City Color Guard this Summer. Color guard is her life’s passion, starting as a Freshman at Edwardsville High School in the Marching Band in 2014, and participating in Winter Guard all four years of High School. She also marched The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in 2016 and 2017. Her first year with Drum Corps was 2018 with Music City and she will march with Music City again this season. She was a member of Avidity Independent Winter Guard [...]

2019-06-23T09:46:05-05:00June 23rd, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

2019 Local Focus: Jackie Zheng

Marching with Music City this year is Jackie Zheng from Madisonville, KY. This Fall, he will be a Junior at Madisonville North Hopkins High School and he is a trumpet player. The reason Jackie joined Music City was because his sister marched with them in 2016. Following in her sister’s footsteps, Jackie’s sister is source of inspiration. “[My Sister] inspires to try harder and do my best,” Jackie said. His sister now marches with Santa Clara Vanguard and Jackie is very proud of her sister. He hopes to maybe join her sister next season for his [...]

2019-06-24T08:12:36-05:00June 23rd, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

2019 Local Focus: Matthew Zoch

DRUMS on the OHIO is excited to welcome Music City back to Reitz Bowl on June 24. Joining them again this year is Matthew Zoch from Mount Vernon, IN. Matthew is currently a Sophomore at Murray State University, majoring in Music Business. On weekends, he enjoys returning home to Mount Vernon to help his high school alma mater.  Matthew is currently in Murray’s marching band, percussion ensemble and concert band. While in high school, besides being in the marching band for 4 years, Matthew was also in the Jazz band, pep band, and concert band. His [...]

2019-06-23T07:49:56-05:00June 23rd, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

2019 Local Focus: Andrew Koch

Performing with Phantom Regiment again this season is Reitz High School graduate Andrew Koch. In the Fall, Andrew will be attending his fourth year at Indiana State University where he studies Music Education. He is a member of the baritone section in the university’s marching band and he has also participated in the ISU Wind Symphony as the principal euphonium. Andrew has moved on to the ISU Wind Orchestra but has always been willing to perform with various ensembles whenever there is a need. He continues to perform with both the Marching Sycamores, where he has [...]

2019-06-23T06:02:29-05:00June 23rd, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

2019 Local Focus: Thomas Weber

Newburgh native and Castle High School graduate Thomas Weber will be performing his second season with Phantom Regiment. During high school, Thomas qualified for state finals individually along with winning several BOA regionals and performed in BOA Grand Nationals with the Marching Knights. It was through his marching band experience that he found his love for performance and travel – along with meeting many life-long friends. Thomas is a natural born adventurer. In his childhood, he would constantly be excited to go to new places and achieve great accomplishments, earning the Eagle Scout award and graduating [...]

2019-06-21T03:48:16-05:00June 21st, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

2019 Local Focus: Seth Patterson

The Boston Crusaders will be returning to DRUMS on the OHIO on June 24. Seth Patterson from Evansville, Indiana will joining them. This will be Seth’s second year with Boston. He will be marching along with the Mellophone line. Seth is a graduate of Harrison High School. Seth was a member of the marching band at Harrison. He also performed with EVSC Honor Band, Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and All Region Honor Band. Seth is very excited to be performing back in Evansville this year. "A home show is something I didn’t realize would be such [...]

2019-06-20T19:55:05-05:00June 20th, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

2019 Local Focus: Rachel Kercher

Performing with Music City this year is Rachel Kercher. Rachel is a recent graduate of Reitz High School and is from the West Side of Evansville. She has been a part of the Reitz marching band for the last four years and she is very excited to join Drum Corps. This summer will be her first year joining Music City and first year competing in DCI. Rachel loves to perform and always encourages others to do their best. Along with being a member of the Reitz color guard, Rachel was also a member of the EVSC [...]

2019-06-20T09:56:35-05:00June 20th, 2019|2019 Local Corps Focus, Blog|0 Comments

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
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