Blue Devils C Drum and Bugle Corps

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The Blue Devils "C"
Drum and Bugle Corps
Alternate Blue Devils logo.png
Location Concord, CA
Division Open Class
Founded 1973
Director Rick Odello
Uniform Blue jacket w/white diagonal from left shoulder w/black below
Black pants,
Black Shoes & socks
Black shako w/silver eagle badge & chains & Black plume

The Blue Devils "C" Drum and Bugle Corps (also known as "BDC") is an Open Class (formerly Division II/III) competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Concord, California, the corps is a feeder corps for the World Class Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and competes in Drum Corps International sanctioned shows.[1]

History[edit]

The Blue Devils organization began in 1957 as a drum and bell corps. In 1968, the original corps moved up from B Class competition to A Class, and the Blue Devils B was started as a younger, cadet corps. In 1973, the B corps followed the step that the A corps had taken three years before and converted from a drum and bell corps to a drum and bugle corps. At that time, the Blue Devils C was begun as a drum and bugle corps for even younger members.[2]

As a junior cadet corps, with members aged 8-15, the unit for many years performed only as a parade and exhibition unit, not entering actual competition. This changed when the corps began entering field competitions in 2001, but the corps still performs exclusively on the West Coast. They have attended the DCI World Championships only when that competition was held in Pasadena, California in 2007.[3]

Sponsorship[edit]

Main article: BD Performing Arts

The Blue Devils "C" Drum and Bugle Corps is one of three drum and bugle corps sponsored by BD Performing Arts, a 501 (c)(3) musical organization that has a Board of Directors, corps directors, and staff assigned to carry out the organization's mission. The Executive Director is Dave Gibbs, and Rick Odello is Corps Director.[4]

Show summary 1995-2015[edit]

Source=[5]

Year Theme Repertoire Score Placement
1995 Mickey Mouse Club March by Jimmie Dodd / Electric Light Parade (Baroque Hoedown) by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley /
When You Wish Upon a Star (from Pinocchio) by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington / Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah by Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert
Parade Corps
1996 American Adventures Yankee Doodle (Traditional) / America The Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates and Samuel A. Ward / Caribe by Michel Camilo /
You're a Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan / Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark by John Williams
Parade Corps
1997 You're a Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan / Bandstand Boogie by Charles Albertine / Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) by Louis Prima /
Rock and Roll (The Hey Song) by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
Parade Corps
1998 Rhythm Saved the World by Saul Chaplin and Sammy Cahn / Cotton Candy by Russ Damon /
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin and Murray Kaufman
Parade Corps
1999 Saturday Morning
Madness
Meet the Flintstones by Hoyt Curtin / Rocky and Bullwinkle by Fred Steiner / Pink Panther by Henry Mancini /
Linus and Lucy (from A Charlie Brown Christmas) by Vince Guaraldi / George of the Jungle by Stan Worth and Sheldon Allman
Parade Corps
2000 Too Much TV Entertainment Tonight by Michael Mark / Green Acres by Vic Mizzy / Mission Impossible by Lalo Schiffrin /
Addams Family by Vic Mizzy / Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod / Love Boat by Paul Williams and Charles Fox /
The Monkees by Boyce and Hart / Star Trek by Alexander Courage / Bugs Bunny by Carl Stalling
Parade Corps
2001 Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark / Jaws / Cantina Band (from Star Wars) / Star Wars / Somewhere in My Memory
All by John Williams
2002 Spy Corps 002 James Bond Theme by John Barry / Theme from Get Smart by Irving Szathmary /
Spy Kids (Save the World) by Emily Cook, David Klotz, and Dave Newton (Fonda) /
Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones / Espionage by Billie Joe Armstrong
2003 Spellbound The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas / Selections from Lord of The Rings by Howard Shore /
I Dream of Jeannie Theme by Hugo Montenegro / Theme from Bewitched by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller
2004 Arabian Nights Selections from Aladdin by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice / Caravan by Juan Tizol /
Copacabana by Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman
2005 Repertoire unavailable
2006 Nightmare in Blue Repertoire unavailable
2007 Selections from Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey 62.400 15th Div. III
2008 WOZ Ease on Down the Road (from The Wiz) by Charlie Smalls /
We're Off to See the Wizard, Over the Rainbow & If I Only Had a Brain (from The Wizard of Oz) by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg /
Brand New day (from The Wiz) by Charlie Smalls
2009 ClassiCool William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini / Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns / Carmen by Georges Bizet
2010 Voyage at C Pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert / Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor by Chuck Mangione /
Eternal Father Strong To Save by John B. Dykes and William Whiting /
Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me by George Bruns and Xavier Atencio / Original Music by John Meehan
2011 The Greatest Show
on Turf
Entry of the Gladiators (aka Thunder and Blazes) by Julius Fučík / Fantasy on Two Folk Songs by Nikolai Pavlovich Budashkin /
Over the Waves by Juventino Rosas
2012 The Magnificent Seven by Elmer Bernstein / Shenandoah (Traditional) / Bonanza by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans /
Battle Hymn of the Republic by William Steffe and Julia Ward Howe
2013 Route 66 Route 66 by Bobby Troup / Car Wash by Norman Whitfield /
Fun, Fun, Fun by Brian Wilson and Mike Love / I Can't Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar
2014 Surfin' BDC Fun, Fun, Fun by Brian Wilson and Mike Love /
School's Out for Summer by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith /
Surfin' USA by Brian Wilson and Chuck Berry / Wipeout by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connoly, Jim Fuller, and Ron Wilson
2015 The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour / Can't Buy Me Love / Yesterday / Eleanor Rigby /
Drive My Car / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
All by Lennon–McCartney
2016 B.D.P.D. Dragnet Theme by Walter Schumann / Hawaii Five-O Theme by Morton Stevens /
Skyfall by Adele and Paul Epworth / Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson /
The A-Team Theme by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dci.org
  2. ^ A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, Vol. 2; Steve Vickers, ed.; Drum Corps World, pub.;2003
  3. ^ http://corpsreps.com/scores.cfm?view=scorecorps&corpsid=71&corpstype=Junior
  4. ^ http://bluedevils.org/programs/c
  5. ^ "Song History for Blue Devils C". Maher Associates, Inc. Retrieved May 13, 2015.