Parents are not only allowed to come to camp, they are encouraged! We can always use more volunteer help with cooking, driving, sewing, building, etc., and we have specific rooms set aside for volunteers to stay with the corps. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator if you have any questions about the volunteer experience or check out our Volunteer page here.
Cheryl Rogers, Volunteer Coordinator
Modern drum corps are comprised of 150 performers who range in age from about 14 to 22. Each corps is made up of brass musicians, percussionists and a color guard. They perform an 11-minute program on a standard football field. Programs are extravaganzas of musical excellence, marching precision, color, drama and dance. All members of the corps (except the front percussion ensemble) march in intricate formations which are coordinated with the musical productions.
Brass musicians in The Cadets and Cadets2 play on top-quality Yamaha trumpets, mellophones, baritones, euphoniums and tubas.
Percussion instruments include marching snare drums, tenor drums (often referred to as "quads" or "quints"), bass drums in five sizes and stationary "front ensemble" instruments including various drums, cymbals, tympani, mallets (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone and chimes) and electronic synthesizers.
The color guard adds color and drama through the coordinated use of flags, rifles, sabers and dance. The modern colorguard is as much a dance ensemble and storyteller as it is a precision marching unit.
Drum corps is an activity which attempts to do much more than provide a performance opportunity for students or entertainment for the audience. Through the drum corps experience, students will learn useful life skills such as leadership, goal-setting and teamwork, among others. The Cadets and Cadets2 curriculum includes opportunities for students to exercise their potential not only as musicians, but as complete human beings.
We invite parents to come join us!
Whether at the winter camps or out on the road this summer for a couple of days or weeks, we couldn't do what we do without an amazing team of volunteers, and we would love for you to get involved.
Visit our volunteer page or email our volunteer coordinator for more information.
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