One of the coolest experiences we offer our campers at Summer Symposium every year is the corps-in-residence, and for the first time since 2008, we are excited to welcome back The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps to camp!
With the Drum Corps International season underway, we are very grateful for The Cavaliers to be able to stop at camp for a few days in the middle of their national tour. Starting on Wednesday, they will be working with the Marching Band, Color Guard, Percussion and Directors tracks. The corps’ staff will be holding clinics for each track, which will include numerous “show and tell” opportunities by the corps’ members that feature segments of their 2013 field production.
Speaking of their 2013 show, what’s it all about? The program is titled “Secret Society” (watch their announcement video here!) and takes a mysterious approach with the members starting the show dressed in hooded black robes. The musical sections include a great mix of both original and arranged compositions from contemporary composers Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino and John Mackey.
Of course one of the most exciting things the campers will be looking forward to is the DCI Central Indiana competition that will be occurring Friday night at Ball State’s Schuemann Stadium. Music for All has partnered up with DCI to allow all of the campers to attend the show as spectators. Six other DCI World Class corps will be joining The Cavaliers in what looks to be a fun evening of fantastic drum corps performances.
The fun doesn’t stop there, though! The highlight of the week for students in the Marching Band track occurs at the end of the DCI show when they will join The Cavaliers in an encore performance. Earlier in the week, the students will be learning a segment of music and drill from the corps’ show, and they will then perform alongside The Cavaliers on Friday night. Additionally, students from the Marching Percussion track (as well as instructors in the Percussion Specialist Academy) will join The Cavaliers’ drumline to play a cadence that will bring the drum majors from all corps onto the field for the awards ceremony. If you are in attendance at this show, these are two special performances you won’t want to miss!
We are once again very thankful for The Cavaliers to be our corps-in-residence, are excited to work with them, and can’t wait for them to provide life-changing experiences for our campers!
David Foth is very happy to return to Music for All as the Summer Events Intern after serving as the Fall Events Intern in 2012. Originally from the east coast, David grew up in Connecticut and attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he graduated from in 2012 with a degree in Sport Management. David has many years of experience as a performer in the marching arts activity, which includes time with his high school band, the UMass Minuteman Marching Band (formerly under the direction of Music for All Hall of Famer George N. Parks), the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps and the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps.