Forte Drum and Bugle Corps

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Forte Drum and Bugle Corps
Forte corps logo.jpg
LocationGrand Prairie, TX
DivisionOpen Class
DirectorDavid Smith
Championship titlesNone
UniformLight gray suit and bibber with purple and black buttoned collar, violet/satin cover fabric forming an F covered by silver mylar (as well as gloves), and light gray pants and shoes. Shakos are grey and violet with violet plume.[1]

The Forté Drum and Bugle Corps was an Open Class DCI drum and bugle corps based in Grand Prairie, TX. Forté was formed under the Overture Youth Advocacy Through the Arts umbrella and marched its first season in 2010. The corps was based on its predecessor, Memphis Sound.[2]

Forté was recently noted in the Drum Corps International's frequent podcast, FieldPass, for discussion of its debut season.[3]

On July 25, 2012, Forte announced that it was ending its 2012 tour.[4] On August 9, 2012, Forte announced it was permanently ceasing operations.

See also[edit]

Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps

Show Summary[edit]

Year Position Score Show
2010[5] 10 82.900 "Stargazing"

In Caelum Fero, "All Love Can Be" (from A Beautiful Mind), Allegro Vivace from Dance Suite, 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, 'SIGNS' (James Newton Howard), The Planets (Gustav Holst)

2011[6] 13 79.200 "DreamZzz"

Brahms' Lullaby, Selections from Avatar, Sleep (Eric Whitacre), Silent Night, Burly Brawl (The Matrix), Music for Prague: 1968, Chorale VI - Sol Fa (Karl Jenkins), We Go On (from Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration)

2012 "Crossroads"

Dead and Gone by TI, Symphony No.4 - Heroes by Philip Glass


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