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Yes, it's true!

[pre][/pre]Sal Salas has left the Glassmen to become the Color Guard Coordinator for the Santa Clara Vanguard's summer 2013 presentation of Les Misreables.

[pre][/pre]As one who remembers the "good old days" of 'The State Street Review' and their W.G.I. run, good luck and best wishes to Sal on this new endeavor.

[pre][/pre]And to former Cavalier colleague, and current Santa Clara Vanguard Chief Executive, Jeff Fiedler, "great catch!"

[pre][/pre]I hope the momentum provided by Jeff's "catch" inspires all involved, and returns SCV to their traditional competitive placing in D.C.I. finals.

 

Mod edit: Changed thread title.

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Here's what we know thus far about who is doing what:

 

As usual, don't leak anything.

 

World Class:

 

The Academy: "Piano Man"

 

Blue Devils:

Blue Knights: "NoBeginningNoEnd"

 

Blue Stars: "Voodoo: I Put a Spell on You"

 

Bluecoats:

Mvt. 5 of Steven Bryant's "Concerto for Wind Ensemble."

 

The Cadets: "Side by Side"

-Adagio for Strings

-Symphony #1

-Medea's Dance of Meditation and Vengeance

All music by Samuel Barber.

 

Carolina Crown:

-Dark Side of the Moon by Paul Lovatt-Cooper

-Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss

 

Cascades:

 

The Cavaliers:

"Drum Music/Concerto for Percussion (mvt 3)" by John Mackey

"Enterprising Young Men" by Michael Giacchino

"Ballet Sacra" by David Holsinger

 

Colts:

 

Crossmen: "Protest"

The Prophet’s Song – Queen

She’s Too Good For Me – Sting

The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

They Don’t Care About Us – Michael Jackson

Some Nights – Fun.

We Shall Overcome – Pete Seeger

Goodbye Blue Sky – Pink Floyd

Find The Cost Of Freedom - Crosby, Stills, & Nash

 

 

Jersey Surf: "Soul Surfing"

 

Madison Scouts: "Corps of Brothers: 75 Years of Survival"

Modest Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain"

Rodgers and Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone".

 

Mandarins:

 

Oregon Crusaders:"My Heart, My Battle, My Soul"

 

Pacific Crest:

 

Phantom Regiment: "Triumphant Journey"

Elizabeth: The Golden Age, by Craig Armstrong and A. R. Rahman

Cape Fear, by Bernard Herrmann

Four Sea Interludes, by Benjamin Britten

Enigma Variations, by Edward Elgar

Symphony No. 11, by Dmitri Shostakovich

 

Pioneer: "Anam Nua"

"Gloria" by John Rutter

"Awesome God" by the group GLAD

"Just a Closer Walk With Thee"

"When the Saints Come Marching In"

"Joyful Joyful" by the group GLAD

"With Heart and Voice" by David Gillingham

 

Santa Clara Vanguard: "Les Miserables"

 

Spirit of Atlanta: "Speakeasy"

 

Troopers: "Magnificent 11"

The Magnificent Seven

The Theme “Jon Dunbar” from Dances With Wolves

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Original compositions by Robert W. Smith and Paul Rennick

 

 

Open Class:

7th Regiment:

Blue Devils B:

Blue Devils C:

Blue Saints:

City Sound:

Colt Cadets:

 

Genesis: "mOZaic"

Music from:

The Wizard of Oz: 1939 Theatrical Version

The Wizard of Oz: 2010 Andrew Lloyd Webber Adaptation

The Wiz

Wicked

Pink Floyd

The Doors

Dead Mau5

Skrillex

 

 

Gold:

Impulse:

Legends: "Sleepy Hollow"

 

Les Stentors:

 

Music City: "Havana"

Rhapsodia Cubana-Ernesto Lecuona

El Cumbanchero

A mis Abuelos-Arturo Sandoval

La Suerte de los Tontos-Stan Kenton

 

Racine Scouts:

 

Raiders: "The Raven: A Descent Into Madness"

 

Spartans:

Spirit of Newark/NJ:

Thunder:

Vanguard Cadets: "The Art of War - A Soldier's Story”

 

Velvet Knights:

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Now we know why Sal Salas could so readily move from the Glassmen to the Santa Clara Vanguard. The Glassmen will not be active in 2013. A sad day for Midwest drum corps fans.

 

While I haven't been a fan of Glassmen since their "Beethoven: Mastery and Madness" show in 2006, it breaks my heart that they're taking a year off.  Hopefully they'll be back in 2014.

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Now we know why Sal Salas could so readily move from the Glassmen to the Santa Clara Vanguard. The Glassmen will not be active in 2013. A sad day for Midwest drum corps fans.

 

While I haven't been a fan of Glassmen since their "Beethoven: Mastery and Madness" show in 2006, it breaks my heart that they're taking a year off.  Hopefully they'll be back in 2014.

 

Wow, this must be recent news.  This is never good news, given the small (and shrinking) number of active corps that exist. I hope they make it back in 2014. Unfortunately, the odds are against them.

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Wow, this must be recent news.  This is never good news, given the small (and shrinking) number of active corps that exist. I hope they make it back in 2014. Unfortunately, the odds are against them.

 

They announced in August or September that they had a $300,000 deficit from the previous season-that didn't rectify itself apparently, so they're wisely doing the smart thing and taking a year off to get their finances in order.

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Here's additional shows announced over the past month or so.  :thumbsup:

 

Phantom Regiment: "Triumphant Journey"

- a tale of a young woman's epic transformation from innocence. In a storybook land where grimm forces lie threatening outside the castle walls, her ultimate destiny lies well beyond a fairy tale ending.

Music to be taken from:

Elizabeth: The Golden Age, by Craig Armstrong and A. R. Rahman

Cape Fear, by Bernard Herrmann

Four Sea Interludes, by Benjamin Britten

Enigma Variations, by Edward Elgar

Symphony No. 11, by Dmitri Shostakovich

 

 

Crossmen: "Protest"

“To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.”

- Abraham Lincoln Crossmen Productions, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2013 program entitled, Protest.

 

The program will take the audience on a journey through the years, as people have assembled to let their voices be heard for what they believed in. Through the actions of many, Americans have ensured the liberties our Founding Fathers had envisioned for the nation.

 

When asked about the 2013 program, Executive Director Fred Morrison said, “This program will be reflective of those American ideals and those people that had the courage to stand up for what they believed in.”

 

Crossmen Program Coordinator Ed Devlin added, “Although the program will touch on several defining moments that changed the course of history, the program is more about engaging the audience with its theme and making the audience reflect on its own beliefs, regarding the power of assembly.”

 

In the words of one of America's greatest activists, Dr. Martin Luther King:

 

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”

 

Musical Selections will be taken from the following:

 

The Prophet’s Song – Queen

She’s Too Good For Me – Sting

The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

They Don’t Care About Us – Michael Jackson

Some Nights – Fun.

We Shall Overcome – Pete Seeger

Goodbye Blue Sky – Pink Floyd

Find The Cost Of Freedom - Crosby, Stills, & Nash

 

As Crossmen take the field for their 39th season, we ask everyone to reflect on this simple question, “What do YOU stand for?”

 

 

Blue Stars: "Voodoo: I Put a Spell on You"

 

Carolina Crown will be playing a piece entitled "Dark Side of the Moon" by Paul Lovatt-Cooper.

 

 

Troopers: "Magnificent 11"

 

The American West has always represented a sense of beauty, grit and uncompromised passion seen in the wide open spaces that make up the region. The West was a place that battles were fought, towns were created and dreams were fulfilled. The imagery that makes up this time period continues to fill the imaginations of people today, wondering what life was like in the plains and unchartered territories of the American Frontier.

Founded in 1957 by the legendary Jim Jones, the Troopers have grown to represent this 'Spirit of The West' in both attitude and appeal. With a new contemporary uniform design that reflects America’s western military heritage with cues from the uniforms worn by the 11th Ohio Calvary stationed in Casper, WY, Mr. Jones’s legacy will live on as the Long Blue Line will present a program that is unquestionably Troopers.

Bringing the images of the land and the people that occupied that land to life through familiar melodies, colors and movement this summer, 'America's Corps' is proud for audiences across the country to experience its 2013 program:The Magnificent 11!

 

Music to include:

The Magnificent Seven

The Theme “Jon Dunbar” from Dances With Wolves

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Original compositions by Robert W. Smith and Paul Rennick

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Blue Devils: "The Re:Rite of Spring"

 

Who wrote this fiendish Rite of Spring?

What right had he to write this thing?

Against our helpless ears to fling

Its crash, clash, cling, clang, bing, bang, bing?

 

– Letter to the Boston Herald, 1924

 

 

Almost no musical work has had such a powerful influence or evoked as much controversy as Igor Stravinsky's ballet score "The Rite of Spring". The work's premiere was scandalous. In addition to the outrageous costumes, Nijinsky's unusual choreography and the bizarre story of pagan sacrifice, Stravinsky's musical innovations provoked a seismic response. With its violence, dissonance, and apparent cacophony, the music was as energetic and primitive as the theme.

May 29, 1913 ... 8:45 curtain. That opening night of Le Sacre represents a milestone in the development of "modernism," modernism through which art and life both become a matter of energy and are fused as one. The choreography was not simply an attempt to relate movement to sound but to express sound in movement. The theme invoked the mystery and great surge of the creative power of Spring with primitive, pre-individual man portrayed in nature. In this portrayal of the continuity of life, fundamental, brutal, and beyond individual fate, there was only energy, exultation, and necessity.

The 2013 Blue Devils join the centennial celebration of this landmark work with The re:Rite of Spring. Through the framework of Stravinsky's music burst forth an extraordinary terrain of audio and visual imagination. From classical to jazz to primal rhythms and beyond, the Blue Devils continue to explore the living, breathing robustness of organic design and performance. DCI's most honored drum corps travels the US to showcase their talented performers through creativity and excellence. A season unfolds and the cycle of adventure continues with the Blue Devils and The re:Rite Of Spring.

Rite of Spring source material used in the Blue Devils 2013 production arranged by: Darryl Brenzel (The Rewrite of Spring), Don Sebesky.

 

 

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From the May edition of Drum Corps World, for repertoires/show announcements I never got around to posting:

 

Academy: "Piano Man"

Wilkommen from "Cabaret" by John Kander

Alabama Song by Kurt Weill

Falling in Love Again by Fredrick Hollander

Piano Concerto #2 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano Man by Billy Joel

 

Blue Stars: "Voodoo"

Voodoo-Richard Saucedo

I Put a Spell on You-Screamin' Jay Hawkins

 

Boston Crusaders: "Rise"

 

Cascades: "Inescapable"

 

Carolina Crown:

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Dark Side of the Moon-Paul Lovatt-Cooper

Einstein on the Beach-Philip Glass

 

Colts:

At Last-Harry Warren

Field of Dreams-James Horner

 

 

Jersey Surf: "Soul Surfin': Bring on the Funk"

Faces-Earth, Wind and Fire

Alaways and Forever-Heat Wave

 

Mandarins: "Destination America: Journey of the Paper Sons"

Original Compositions by Key Poulan, Tony Nunez and Kevin Shah

 

Spirit of Atlanta: "Speakeasy"

Musical Selections by George Gershwin, Paul Creston, Henry Mancini, John Kander

 

 

Open Class:

7th Regiment: "Luminous"

New Moon in the Old Moon's Arms-Michael Kamen

Instinctive Travels-Michael Markowski

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis-Ralph Vaughan Williams

Shadow Rituals-Michael Markowski

 

Blue Devils B:

The Legend of Alcobaca-James Sochinski

Bizarro-Michael Daugherty

Serenada Schizophrana-Danny Elfman

Original Music by John Meehan, Dave Glyde and Brian Dinkel

 

Blue Devils C:

Route 66-Bobby Troup

Carwash-Norman Whitfield

Fun Fun Fun-Mike Love and Brian Wilson

I Can't Drive 55-Sammy Hagar

 

Blue Saints: "A Canadian Journey"

The Elements-Brian Balmages

O Canada-Callix Lavalee

The Snow is Dancing from "The Children's Corner"-Claude Debussy

Winter from "The Four Seasons"-Antonio Vivaldi

In the Hall of the Mountain King-Edvard Grieg

 

Colt Cadets: "Red"

Habenera from "Carmen"-Georges Bizet

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter-Dave Grusin

Happy Ending from "The Red Pony"-Aaron Copland

Red in the Air-Terry White/Brian Zeglis

 

Gold: "East Meets West"

Original compositions by Scott Director

 

Vanguard Cadets: "The Art of War"

Unto the Beach-Key Poulan, Fred Smith, Casey Brohard

Night on Bald Mountain-Modest Mussorgsky

Elegy at Dunkirk (from Atonement)-Dario Marianelli

Hut of the Baba Yaga from "Pictures at an Exhibition"-Modest Mussorgsky

 

Spartans: "Live Free"

Swan Lake-Peter Tchaikovsky

The Matrix-Don Davis

Naqoyqatsi-Philip Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So glad the 2013 season is underway.  Congrats to Carolina Crown for winning in Mesa, AZ, tonight.  Who is going to Belvidere on Friday night for Phantom's Show of Shows?

 

I was planning on going to Merrillville Saturday, but I have to "work."  :thumbsdown:

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