We have all been watching on television as the people of
Moore, Oklahoma have been struggling through the incredible tragedy that fell
on their homes, schools, and livelihoods this week. We, at The Academy, cannot stop thinking about the fine
people in Moore that we encountered two years ago as we were passing through on
our national tour. In 2011, The
Academy were guests of the band program at Southmoore High School, who was
generous enough to open their doors and allow us to sleep, eat, rehearse, and
prepare for our performance later that evening. It takes a special community to open their doors to
nearly 200 complete strangers and trust that they will take care of their
precious facility. Schools across
the country do this for drum corps every day, all summer long. Without them, this activity simply does
We would like to return to Moore, Oklahoma some day and see
that city thriving and be greeted with the same incredible spirit of kindness
that was shared with us two years ago. We hope that you will join the effort to support the
rebuilding process for the city of Moore in whatever way you feel is
appropriate. This, in particular,
is how you can help to ensure that the bands in Moore, Oklahoma rebuild
stronger than ever, too....
A FREE subscription to the on-line
magazine Drum Corps World is now
available. View the new video
staff member Jim Claytor produced, showing a variety of DCI, DCA, alumni and
foreign corps and how to get started receiving the publication electronically.
Drum Corps World has published continuously
since October 1971, first as a tabloid newspaper, then transitioning to the
Internet in May 2011. Each year a
total of 17 issues are created, monthly plus e-mail blasts featuring show
coverage and current photography during the summer, weekly between the June,
July and August issues. Issues
range from 16 to 110 pages.
We hope you are planning to attend our Memorial Day Preview Concert on Monday, May 27th in Tempe, AZ. This year, we are having some fun and inviting all former corps members to SHOW US YOUR CORPS JACKET and get into the event for FREE! That is right, anyone who is wearing a corps jacket from ANY CORPS (or carrying if it no longer fits like it did when you marched) will be allowed access to the event at no charge! Featuring The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps and The Academy Winter Youth Guard, this annual event is an opportunity for drum corps families to reunite, and hear The Academy debut their 2013 music from their production "Pianoman".
This year, we have partnered with Cane's Chicken Fingers, who will be catering the event. To be certain that we have enough of this highly popular food, you may want to be sure and pre-order your meal through this link here. The event runs from 4pm to 8pm at the Pera Club in Tempe. Get more information by going to the Memorial Day event page.
High school marching band leaders join us for the Summer Marching Academy! Held on June 13-15 at Dobson High School, the camp features training for future leaders in Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Guard, and Drum Majors. Get your leadership skills honed as the new marching season begins.
Join us! Register for the camp by Wednesday, May 15 and receive a 25% discount!
For more information, and to register go to www.summermarchingacademy.com
Questions? email us at