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2005 Royal Airs Exhibition Corps

Post by Donk » Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:02 am

The Chicago Royal Airs Senior Exhibition Drum & Bugle Corps have announced the details of their 2005 program entitled "We Gotta Right to Play the Blues". The next camp is January 15 & 16. Come and join, we have a place for you. Check out the new website at http://www.chicagoroyalairs.com for details.
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Post by Dave Scott » Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:09 pm

I'm looking forward to the January camp. It will be an opportunity to see old friends, meet and greet all the new members and play some exciting new charts arranged by brass caption head John Zimny.

I would also like to invite any drummers to stop by and check things out. Our new percussion caption head/arranger, Cosmo Barbaro, will be in the house along with his entire percussion staff : Tom Roe, Skip Swoverland and Bill Morgan.

January 15th & 16th
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Stop in and see the 2005 Big Blue... "We Gotta Right To Play The Blues"
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Post by Jim Anello » Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:16 pm

Ah, Cosmo! One of the great characters in drum corps. Somewhere in the house I have a GE Percussion tape of him judging the '76 Kilties' drum line at DCI prelims. Outside of announcing the corps and the event, he was silent throughout the entire opener of Knightsbridge March. His only comment at the end of the song was, "What can I say? The tune sucks!"

Back to the topic at hand. Any hints as to what RA is playing next year?
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Post by Dan Kelly » Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:05 am

Click on Donk"s message with the RA's website Jim. They list some of the music.
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Post by Resume Hut » Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:16 am

Jim Anello wrote:Ah, Cosmo! One of the great characters in drum corps. Somewhere in the house I have a GE Percussion tape of him judging the '76 Kilties' drum line at DCI prelims. Outside of announcing the corps and the event, he was silent throughout the entire opener of Knightsbridge March. His only comment at the end of the song was, "What can I say? The tune sucks!"

Back to the topic at hand. Any hints as to what RA is playing next year?
:D I love it! I have a feeling Mr. Barbaro would no longer make the cut to judge DCI. Not that he's in any way unqualified to evaluate percussion, just maybe not PC enough for DCI any more in the no-tick era.

Looks like Royal Airs are booking a date with the following crowd pleasers:
Chicago (My Kind of Town)
Stars and Stripes Forever
Tru's Blues
God Bless the Child

and a percussion feature (which probably won't be Knightsbridge March:wink:) and a closer to be named later.
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Post by Dave Scott » Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:50 am

"WE GOTTA RIGHT TO PLAY THE BLUES"

Opening Fanfare - Chicago, My Kind Of Town (Tru Crawford arrangement)

OTL / Color Presentation - Stars & Stripes Forever (Jazz arrangement in the style of John Brown's Body into stock march with big ending ala St Kevin's)

Concert # 1 - "Tru's Blues" (Medley of charts like Birth Of The Blues and I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues)

Percussion Feature - TBA

Concert #2 - God Bless The Child (new percussion parts and solos)

Closer - TBA (Possible tunes - Bye Bye Blues, Night & Day, Love Theme from the film "The Competition" or Alexander's Ragtime Band)


There are still openings in all sections. Come be a part of the "Big Blue"!
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