Fusion Core Drum and Bugle Corps

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Fusion Core is an Open Class, all-age drum and bugle corps based in Morris County, New Jersey and a member of Drum Corps Associates.

Fusion Core
Location Morris County, New Jersey
Division Open Class
Founded 2006
Director Holly Marino
Uniform Black Jacket with Purple design on left chest and left sleeve, Black Bibs, Black Shoes, Black Aussie, Purple Plume


Founded in 2006, Fusion Core is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing group in Drum Corps Associates. In its relatively short history, Fusion Core has won many accolades already.

Their first competitive year was in 2007 with their show "The Journey Begins". Part of the Class A division, Fusion Core finished in 4th place, just on the outside of making finals for Class A. In 2008, its second competitive year, Fusion Core won second place in the Class A division of DCA with their show "Momentum", winning them numerous caption awards. In 2009, their show "Progress" saw Fusion Core finishing in 5th place, just outside finals again (Class A changed the number of finalists from 3 to 4 in 2008.) Fusion Core won their first, and only, Class A title in 2010 with their show "Changing Perceptions." In 2011, the corps finished in second place for the second time with their show "AfriCORE: Untamed".

In 2012, Fusion Core changed from Class A, who had a limit of 65 members, to Open Class, which allowed for more membership in the corps. Their first show in Open Class, "The Hit", landed Fusion Core in ninth place out of ten corps in Open Class. Fusion Core continued their competition into 2013 with their show "Til We Meet Again", where the corps finished in seventh place.

In 2014, Fusion Core will be competing again in DCA Open Class division with their production "Dreamscapes".

Show Summary[edit]

Year Class A Finish Score Show Repertoire
2007 4 81.875 The Journey Begins The First Circle and Minuano - Pat Metheny

Loss and Strawberry Soup - Don Ellis

2008 2 82.463 Momentum "Kinetic Energy" - Chris Killian and JR Bechtel

"Force"-Fractal Speak - Jeff Beal

"Action/Reaction"-Today is the Gift - Samuel R. Hazo

"Terminal Velocity"-Ride - Samuel R. Hazo

2009 5 73.188 Progress Reflections of Earth - Gavin Greenaway
2010 1 84.463 Fusion Core: Changing Perception Selections from Wicked and Jekyll and Hyde
2011 2 83.930 AfriCore: Untamed
2012 9 84.600 The Hit Ave Maria, Theme from the Godfather, Gansta Jazz, Nessun Dorma, La Forza, Del Destino, Scottin' on Hardrock
2013 7 90.880 Til We Meet Again Ave Maria, Theme from the Godfather, Gansta Jazz, Nessun Dorma, Del Destino, Scottin' on Hardrock
2014 4 94.400 Dreamscapes Brahms' Lullaby, Raphosdic Celebration, Pure Imagination, Over the Rainbow, Dies Irae
2015 7 89.750 All Aboard Empire State of Mine, Jungstaposed, Hot Honey Rag, Sing Sing Sing, And Hope Led Them Home
2016 5 92.45 Up

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