Fusion Core Drum and Bugle Corps

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Fusion Core
TypeDrum and Bugle Corps
LocationMorris County, New Jersey
DivisionClass A (2007–11)
Open Class (2012–present)
Founded2006; 12 years ago (2006)
Executive DirectorHolly Marino
Championship titlesDCA Class A Champion, 2010
UniformLight blue top with purple florecent pattern on bottom half fading into black, with white atom on the top left side. Black halves, Black shoes, no headgear.
Websitefusioncorenj.com

Fusion Core Drum and Bugle Corps is an all-age drum and bugle corps from Morris County, New Jersey. The corps is a member of Drum Corps Associates (DCA), and as of 2018 compete in Open Class.

About[edit]

Founded in 2006, the corps' first competitive year 2007. The founding director, Holly Marino, said the corps began as a "group of best friends."[1] Fusion's mission is to "provide young adults with an educational program of the highest quality" so they may continue to their music education within a "balanced environment."[2] The corps accepts members of all ages.

In 2010, Fusion won Class A championships. Two years later, the corps was advance to Open class.[3]

The corps has graduated over 1,013 alumni since its founding, and has been recognized as a DCA World Championship finalist ten times since 2008.[4][5]

Show Summary (2007–present)[edit]

Source: [3][5]

Gold indicates DCA Championship; blue background indicates DCA class finalist.

Year Theme Repertoire Score Placement
2007 The Journey Begins "Minuano (Six Eight)" (from Still Life (Talking)) by Pat Metheny / "Loss" and "Cherry Blossom" by Don Ellis 81.875 4th
(Class A)
2008 Momentum Kinetic Energy by Killian and Bechtel / "Fractal Speak" by Jeff Beal / "Today is the Gift and Ride (Ghost Riders in the Sky)" by Samuel Hazo 82.463 2nd
(Class A)
2009 Progress Reflections of Earth, Chaos, Order and Meaning by Gavin Greenaway 73.188 5th
(Class A)
2010 Fusion Core: Changing Perception Selections from Wicked by Stephen Schwartz and Jekyll & Hyde by Frank Wildhorn 84.463 1st
(Class A)
2011 AfriCore … Untamed "Survival" (from Africa) by Robert W. Smith / Burning Dance by Osvaldo Camahue / Savannah by Wataru Hokamata / "Moroccan Nights" (from Africa) by Robert W. Smith / "The Stampede" (from The Lion King) by Hans Zimmer 83.930 2nd
(Class A)
2012 The Hit Ave Maria by Franz Schubert / Theme from The Godfather by Nino Rota / Gansta Jazz (original) / "Nessun dorma" (from Turandot) by Giacomo Puccini / Selections from La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi / Selection from Scootin' on Hardrock by David Holsinger 84.600 9th
(Open Class)
2013 Til We Meet Again "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright / Theme from City of Angels by Gabriel Yared / "For the Love of a Princess" (from Braveheart) by James Horner / "Joy" (from Awakening) by Joseph Curiale 90.880 7th
(Open Class)
2014 Dreamscapes Selections from Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht by Johannes Brahms / Selection from Rhapsodic Celebration by Robert Sheldon / "Pure Imagination" (from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley / "Over the Rainbow" (from The Wizard of Oz by Yip Harburg Harold Arlen / "Dies irae" (from Requiem) by Giuseppe Verdi 94.400 4th
(Open Class)
2015 All Aboard "Empire State of Mind" by Alicia Keys / Selection from JungstAPOSED by Craig Fitzpatrick / "Hot Honey Rag" (from Chicago) by Bob Fosse / "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima / Selection from And Hope Led Them Home (A Hero's Journey) by Patrick Roszell and Justin Williams 89.750 7th
(Open Class)
2016 UP Selections from Ignition by Todd Slater, Asphalt Cocktail by John Mackey and Windsprints by Richard Saucedo / "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks 92.450 5th
(Open Class)
2017 Connexion Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli / "The Sound of Silence" by Paul Simon / "Uffe's Workshop" (from Central Market) by Tyondai Braxton 92.050 6th
(Open Class)
2018 When I Grow Up… Theme from Silverado by Bruce Broughton / Selections from Apollo 13 by James Horner / "Jupiter" (from The Planets) by Gustav Holst / Selection from Abram's Pursuit by David Holsinger 92.875 4th
(Open Class)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DCA Livestreaming". www.box5tv.com (Livestream of DCA World Championship preliminaries). Retrieved 2018-09-02. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ "Founding Fathers - Fusion Core". www.fusioncorenj.com. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  3. ^ a b "DCX - Drum Corps Xperience". www.dcxmuseum.org. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  4. ^ "About Us - Fusion Core". www.fusioncorenj.com. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  5. ^ a b "Drum Corps Associates » Historical Scores". dcacorps.org. Retrieved 2018-09-02.

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