Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps

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Louisiana Stars
Drum and Bugle Corps
Louisiana Stars Drum & Bugle Corps logo.png
LocationLafayette, Louisiana
DivisionOpen Class
Founded2013
DirectorAaron Theall
Uniform(2017) Red jacket, purple on lower left, w/red collar & shoulder wings & black trimmed white on red star point
Red & white sash
Black pants
Black shoes and socks
Red shako w/red straps & trim, black trimmed white & purple star point shield & red plume
Websitelouisianastars.org

The Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Louisiana Stars perform in Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions.[1]

History[edit]

Sources: [2][3][4]

Founded in 2013, the Louisiana Stars was announced on May 21, 2014 as having passed DCI's evaluation process and being one of six new or returning corps to join the DCI summer tour.

With a staff of high school and college educators and professional musicians, the corps held auditions in late January and progressed to monthly rehearsals until the end of the school year. After a camp to polish the musical and marching program, the organization planned a short tour for its inaugural season, with the unit traveling to contests in Iowa, Illinois, and Arkansas before closing out the summer tour at the show in the corps' hometown of Lafayette.

After two seasons of very short seasons, in 2016, the Stars made their first trip to the DCI Open Class Championships in Michigan City, Indiana. The corps placed ninth, then advanced to the DCI World Class Championship Prelims in Indianapolis, placing 31st of 38 corps.

At the 2017 DCI Open Class Finals, Louisiana Stars place 6th and were named the "Most Improved Open Class Corps" by the Open Class corps directors. [5]

Sponsorship[edit]

The Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) musical organization and is co-sponsored by the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The corps director is Darrel Comb.[6]

Show Summary(2014–18)[edit]

Source:[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
2014 The Lighter Side Light Cavalry Overture by Franz Von Suppe / Music from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini /
Music from The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart /
Prelude, Toreador Song, and Habanera (from Carmen) by Georges Bizet /
Finale (from William Tell Overture) by Gioachino Rossini / Infernal Galop (from Orpheus in the Underworld) by Jacques Offenbach
Did not attend
2015 Universal Melodies Music of Ludwig van Beethoven Did not attend
2016 In Suspense Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky / Hands of Fate (from Signs) by James Newton Howard /
Ice Dance (from Edward Scissorhands) by Danny Elfman / There's Always a Bigger Demon by Eric Peel
67.300
66.675
9th Open Class
31st World Class
2017 Sanctuary Consider the Birds by Ryan George / Blackbird by Paul McCartney /
Freebirds by Scott McAllister / Free Bird by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Caged Bird (poem) by Maya Angelou
73.213
71.563
6th Open Class
28th World Class
2018 Redemption Temen Oblak (Dark Clouds) (from The Drop That Contained the Sea) by Christopher Tin /
Bridge over Troubled Water by Paul Simon /
Piano Etude #13, L'escalier du diable (The Devil's Staircase) by György Ligeti /
Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven / Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
71.275 8th Open Class
31st World Class

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corps". Drum Corps International. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ Drum Corps International :: Marching Music's Major League™
  3. ^ Louisiana stars preps for upcoming performances | The Vermilion
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaStarsDrumCorps
  5. ^ "Vanguard Cadets piece together gold medal-winning comeback". Drum Corps International. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Administration & Staff". Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Louisiana Stars". DCX: The Drum Corps Xperience. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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