Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps

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Louisiana Stars
Drum and Bugle Corps
Louisiana Stars Drum & Bugle Corps logo.png
Location Lafayette, Louisiana
Division Open Class
Founded 2013
Director Neil Simon
Uniform Red jacket w/red on white on black
high collar & epaulets, black cuffs
w/white trim, brass buttons
Silver sash
Black pants
Black shoes and socks
Black shako w/silver chains, trim,
badge & black plume
Website http://louisianastars.org/

The Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class (formerly Divisions II & III) 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.

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 Neil Simon.

Show Summary(2014–16)[edit]

Sources:

Year Theme Repertoire Score Result
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
2015 Universal Melodies Music of Ludwig van Beethoven
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

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