Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps

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Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps
Incognito Drum & Bugle Corps logo.jpg
Incognito logo
LocationBrea & Garden Grove, California
DivisionOpen Class
Founded2008
UniformBlue jacket w/black & white trim
& black epaulets w/white trim
Black jumpsuit
Black gauntlets w/white trim
Black shoes
Black shako w/silver chains & badge & black plume
Websiteincognitodbc.org

The Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Brea and Garden Grove, California, Incognito performs in Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions.[1]

History[edit]

The Incognito Drum Line begun in 2005 by Tony T. Nguyen, and competed in the Southern California Percussion Alliance, the American Drum Line Association, and Winter Guard International percussion circuits.

The Incognito Winter Guard started in 2007, competing in the Winter Guard Association of Southern California and Winter Guard International.

In 2008, Nguyen and others finally founded the Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps of Norwalk, California, which was approved by DCI on May 8 to compete as an Open Class corps. The new corps competed in seven California contests in 2008.[2]

Operating from Orange, California, the 2009 corps was in seven California shows and took a weekend tour to perform in New Mexico and Arizona.

In 2010, economic conditions forced the corps to cancel its planned season and take time try to build a more stable financial base.[3]

After more than three seasons of inactivity, DCI announced on May 21, 2014 that Incognito had been approved to return to the field, joining six other corps as additions to the DCI Open Class summer schedule.[4]

Sponsorship[edit]

The Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps is sponsored by the Music Life Foundation, a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) musical organization. As such, it has a Board of Directors, director, and staff assigned to carry out the organization's mission.[5] [6]

Show Summary(2008–2018)[edit]

[7]

Gold background indicates DCI Championship; pale blue background indicates DCI Class Finalist; pale green background indicates DCI semifinalist.

Year Theme Repertoire Score DCI Placement
2008 World of Incognitians World of Incognitians by Tony T. Nguyen Did not attend
2009 LIFE Adrenaline, Love, Anger & Enlightenment by Tony T. Nguyen Did not attend
2010 Transformation Transformation by Incognitus and Inconspicuous
Inactive after 4th of July Parade
Did not attend
2011–13 Corps inactive
2014 </3 – less than love Romance / Struggle / Trust / Betrayal
Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev / Romeo and Juliet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/
Carmen by Georges Bizet / Original music by Rick Barclay and Tony T. Nguyen
Did not attend
2015 Planet Incognito Mars & Jupiter (from The Planets) by Gustav Holst / World of Incognitians by Tony T. Nguyen Did not attend
2016 Falling Falling Slowly (from Once) by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová / Der Erlkönig by Franz Schubert /
Original compositions and arrangements by Tony T. Nguyen
Did not attend
2017 La Belle du Bal Music by Saint-Saëns, Bach, Debussy, Sia/
Original compositions and arrangements by Tony T. Nguyen
Did not attend
2018 Neverland Learn to Fly by Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) /
Lost Boy by Ruth Berhe (Ruth B) / Neverland by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy

Traditions[edit]

All corps members and staff must have an "Incognito name." The rules are simple:

  • The name can be historically based or one that has been made up, as long as it has meaning.
  • All male names must end in "-us" or "-ius."
  • All female names must end in "-a" or "-ia."

Example: Corps founder and director Tony T. Nguyen's "Incognito name" is Incognitus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corps". Drum Corps International. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Unmasking the new Open Class corps Incognito". Drum Corps International. August 5, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps". Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Chris Weber (May 21, 2014). "Influx of Open Class corps approved to participate in 2014 DCI Tour". Drum Corps International. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mission Statement". Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps. Archived from the original on March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Meet the Staff". Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Incognito". DCX: The Drum Corps Xperience. Retrieved August 5, 2018.

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