Les Stentors Drum and Bugle Corps

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Les Stentors
Drum and Bugle Corps
Les Stentors Drum & Bugle Corps logo.gif
Les Stentors logo
Location Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Division Open Class
Founded 1987
Director Gabriel Francoeur
Uniform Blue jacket w/white front panel,
black & white trim, silver buttons,
white aiguillette
Blue gauntlets w/black & white trim
Black pants
Black shoes
Black shako w'silver chains & badge
& white plume
Website http://www.stentors.net/

Les Stentors Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class (formerly Divisions II & III) competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Les Stentors perform in Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions.[1]

History[edit]

Sources:[2][3][4]

In 1987, the Academie Musicale Drum and Bugle Corps of Sherbrooke started the Cadets de l’Académie. Following their first season, the parents of the cadet corps broke away, changing the name of the young parade corps to La Relève Musicale. In 1993, reacting to the suggestion that the name indicated the corps remained associated with Academie Musicale, the corps changed its name to Les Stentors.

The corps made the transition to a field competition corps in 1996, competing in the Fédération des Associations Musicales du Québec (FAM-Q) drum corps circuit.

The corps made its debut at the DCI World Championships at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin in 1999, placing 11th of 12 corps in Division II. The corps returned to DCI in 2001 and has since attended DCI every year except 2006, when the corps was inactive for a year, and 2007, when the corps opted not to strain its financial resources by traveling to the West Coast when the championships were held in Pasadena, California.

Les Stentors has been the only active competitive junior drum and bugle corps in Quebec since 2003.

The corps went inactive in 2006 due to insufficient membership, but DCI approved its return to competition in 2007.

In 2014, Gabriel Francoeur, corps manager since 1997 was honored as one of four people named as DCI Volunteers of the Year.

Sponsorship[edit]

Les Stentors is a non-profit youth organization with an Administrative Council, manager, and staff assigned to carry out the organization's mission. Gabriel Francoeur is the corps' general manager.[5]

Show Summary 1988–2014)[edit]

Sources:[6][7]

Year Theme Repertoire Score Result
1988 I Will by Lennon–McCartney / The Honeymoon Song by William Sansom and Mikis Theodorakis
1989 La Colegiala by Walter Leon Aguilar / Theme from Le Club des 100 Watts by Alain Couture
1990 Dragnet Theme (Danger Ahead and Dragnet March) by Miklós Rózsa and Walter Schumann /
Theme from Le Club des 100 Watts by Alain Couture / Bandstand Boogie by Charles Albertine / Asterix (Unknown)
1991 Theme from Le Club des 100 Watts by Alain Couture /
Carmen & March of the Toreadors (from Carmen) by Georges Bizet / Pot-Pourri Quebecois (Unknown)
1992 Glenn Miller Suite by Glenn Miller & others / C Jam Blues by Duke Ellington /
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills
1993 Robin Hood by Michael Kamen / Marche Polovstienne (from Prince Igor) by Alexander Borodin
1994 The Three Musketeers by Michael Kamen
1995 Music by Pat Metheny
1996 Jurassic Park by John Williams / Forrest Gump by Alan Silvestri / Afrique Noire (Unknown) / Apollo 13 by James Horner
1997 Interstellar Suite Hostility, Distress Signal & The Ship (from Interstellar Suite) by Amin Bhatia
1998 Gandalf & Hobbits (from The Lord of the Rings Symphony) by Johan de Meij /
On Broadway by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
1999 Overture to a New Age Flashing Wind by Jan Van der Roost / Symphonic Overture by James Barnes / Overture to a New Age by Jan de Haan 81.300 10th Div.II
2000 The Music of Indiana Jones Selections from Indiana Jones by John Williams
2001 Abram's Pursuit Liturgical Dances, Abram's Pursuit, Ballet Sacra & To Tame the Perilous Skies
All by David Holsinger
69.700 18th Div.III
2002 Selections from the Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe 67.400 18th Div.III
2003 Repertoire unavailable 69.850 15th Div.III
2004 Pilatus, The Mountain of Dragon by Steven Reineke 63.400 14th Div.III
2005 Troy Selections from Troy by James Horner 70.575 11th Div.III
2006 Corps inactive
2007 Repertoire unavailable
2008 Repertoire unavailable 68.275 22nd Open Cl.
2009 The Incredibles Glory Days, Bob vs. The Omnidroid, Marital Rescue, Escaping Nomanisan, Road Trip & Saving Metroville
All from The Incredibles by Michael Giacchino
65.900 17th Open Cl.
2010 A New Day Grace Kelly by Mika, Jodi Marr, John Merchant, Dan Warner /
Comme au Premier Jour by André Gagnon / Rock et Belles Oreilles Medley by Rock et Belles Oreilles /
Til the Day I Die & When I Rise by Charles Gregory / La Revolution by Christophe Mali
72.500 14th Open Cl.
2011 Musique du Quebec The Rendezvous by Claude Léveillé / Happiness Makes You the Eye by France D'Amours and François Léveillé /
Piano Solo (Traditional) / The Ti-Rap Petang (Traditional) / What If You Could Love by Celine Dion /
And It's Not Over by Stéphane Venne / Go Where You Go by Celine Dion
72.100
51.750
13th Open Cl.
38th World Cl.
2012 The Sixties Le Yaya by Joel Denis / Diliou Diliou St-Tropez by Jenny Rock /
Wipe Out by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller, and Ron Wilson (The Surfaris) /
Manon Viens Danser le Ska by Donald Lautrec /
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin, Murray The K Kaufman, and Jean Murray /
Da Doo Run Run by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector /
La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser by Charles Aznavour and Georges Garvarentz /
Agadou dou dou by Patrick Zabé / Avant de te dire Adieu by Gilles Girard et les Classels
69.300
52.750
13th Open Cl.
34th World Cl.
2013 25tentors -
Stentors 25th Anniversary
Distress Signal (from Interstellar Suite) by Amin Bhatia / Gandalf (from Lord of the Rings) by Johan de Meij /
The Ti-Rap Petang (Traditional) / The Incredibles by Michael Giacchino / Til the Day I Die by Charles Gregory /
Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe /
Comme au Premier Jour by André Gagnon /
Hobbits (from The Lord of the Rings) by Johan de Meij / Overture to a New Age by Jan de Haan
76.650
58.250
11th Open Cl.
34th World Cl.
2014 Magical Illusion Now You See Me, Now You Don't (from Now You See Me) by Brian Tyler 61.275
57.425
12th Open Class
34th World Class

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