In an unprecedented show of solidarity, members of every active drum and bugle corps in the state of Texas will unite in San Antonio, TX, for two combined performances. Revolution, Gulf Coast Sound, Frontier and Trinity will perform their 2005 productions as a standstill concert. The corps will then play as a massed corps.
The event will take place on Sunday, June 26, starting at 1:00 PM, and finishing at 4:00 PM. The corps will perform on the grounds in front of the historic Alamo, giving a one-hour concert. Following an hour-long intermission, the corps will perform again at the equally historic and scenic La Villita Theatre on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Admission is free for both venues.
Revolution from San Antonio was founded in 1999 by John Rodriguez. The corps was created to serve the musical youth of the area and provide a summer activity filled with positive reinforcement, musical instruction and leadership building skills. The young men and women of Revolution achieved the title of Drum Corps International Division III Champion in 2002. The corps will take a national tour in 2005 in a quest for prominence in DCI’s Division III ranks.
Gulf Coast Sound from Houston is one of two “all-age” corps in Texas. Founded by Jason Rose, GCS has been competing regionally and nationally since 2001. The corps combined with MCM winter guard to win the 2002 Texas Color Guard Circuit Independent World Championship and also competes in DCM, DCA South and DCA shows throughout the summer, culminating at the DCA World Championships Labor Day weekend in Pennsylvania.
GCS fosters an atmosphere that welcomes members of all ages, backgrounds and talent levels. In addition, there are several entire families that perform together.
Frontier is a competitive “all-age” corps based in Dallas. Founded in March 2004, the Frontier Performing Arts Association is the umbrella organization for the Frontier Drum & Bugle Corps, Open Range Brass Ensemble, The Outlaws Mini-corps and the Frontier Deguello. The corps is also launching the Frontier Cadets (for youth aged 8-13) and the Cavalry (indoor competitive drum line for ages 14-22) starting in the fall of 2005.
Frontier has shared the stage with the world famous Turtle Creek Chorale at the Meyerson Symphony Center and the performance was seen by thousands via an ABC broadcast of the performance. The corps will also be seen as a small part of “The Power of Harmony,” a documentary that has just recently won Best Documentary at the USA Film Festival!
Trinity is a junior corps from Sequin and was founded in 2002 by Ray Holland. The organization was created to provide a music education program that promotes the study of music, music theory, performing arts, performing musical arts, leadership, self control and the bettering of people through music in a controlled environment. Trinity also looks to better the community through creating a positive atmosphere that will create self-initiating young adults.
The Corps strives to enhance and develop the competitive spirit in the young adults that they will need throughout their lives and plans to perform in exhibition this summer in Drum Corps International’s Division III.