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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:52 am 
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Well I don't necessarily think Southwind is doing anything wrong either. I've loved their shows in the past few years also, but I think the overall direction of the program could be on a decline. It is surrounded by quite a few Div. I corps that do better on Finals night and would probably attract more possible corps members from a recruiting stand point.

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Very smart idea! Good luck on your journey! :) I think you'll do just fine wherever you go!

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Lancerlady wrote:
Well their mission isn't to "educate" like all the other corps claim they do..


Mission Statement
The mission of Memphis Sound Drum & Bugle Corps is to provide a competitive platform on which youth can build successful, healthy lifestyles through music and performance; and to promote artistic excellence.

At least they're honest about that..lol.

www.memphisdrumcorps.org


If you are going to quote from their website, quote all of it:

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Our Corps' Values
The core values of Memphis Sound can be summed up in one word – "PERFORM", to perform at all levels of the organization.

P – Purpose – to promote growth and education in the performing arts, personal development, team achievement, dedication, and pride of accomplishment
E – Empowerment – to share knowledge and responsibilities with the board of directors, staff, parents and youth participants
R – Relationships – to bring together youth from diverse backgrounds as a "good-will" ambassador for the local community, and to strengthen school music programs through the leadership and skill development of participating members
F – Flexibility – to understand our limitations and to adapt so that obstacles are seen as opportunities
O – Optimal Productivity – to create and perpetuate a strong business organization so that youth members and staff can focus all efforts on performance development
R – Recognition – to show appreciation for the contributions of all, including youth, parents, staff, board, donors and the local community
M – Morale – to create an uplifting atmosphere that is supportive, challenging, and rewarding

---http://www.memphisdrumcorps.org

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Andrew - the best place to go for answers from members and staff is the forums. If you go to the MS website, the link is on the very bottom of the page. Hope to see you at auditions, good luck! 8-)


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I read the rest of it and I didn't mean it as an insult or anything, I think their mission statement is great. I just didn't feel the need to quote the whole thing.

Good luck btw. Do y'all have a director yet?

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Lancerlady wrote:
Good luck btw. Do y'all have a director yet?


Thank you and yes, a director and operations manager was announced today:

http://www.memphisdrumcorps.org/pages/news.html

8-)

Also, Andrew Solomonson as Visual Caption Head, Rob Corley as Percussion Caption Head and Andre Feagin as Brass Caption Head/Program Coordinator - more staffing announcements are supposed to be made today or very soon.

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2007 Season Auditions - November 25th-26th @ Arlington HS, Arlington, TN:

http://www.memphisdrumcorps.org/pages/auditions.html

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A tentative 2007 tour schedule is also up and looks to be another very "full" tour for a Div. II/III corps:

http://www.memphisdrumcorps.org/pages/schedule.html


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Yea! It looks like things are moving along nicely in Memphis! Glad to hear it.

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Hey, Has anybody heard anything about "Memphis Sound" this winter yet? How are things going?

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January Audition/Rehearsal camp was this past weekend - everything is coming along great. A few pictures at: http://www.memphisdrumcorps.org/pages/p ... 10707.html

The brass got 1:45 of the opener and performed it at Show & Tell. They have never sounded so awesome, so early in the season. It's a completely different direction from everything Memphis has done in the past, but everyone is really excited - any doubts were put to rest when they played the opener on Sunday. It's different, it's innovative, it's beautiful, it's a show no one will want to miss this summer. The program was announced about a month ago, "Harmonic Voices" - http://www.memphisdrumcorps.org/pages/news.html#Program

The brass and percussion did so well with what they were given at camp, that both caption heads (brass and percussion) stayed up late one night until 3AM just to give them an ensemble piece to work on - which they also tore up on Sunday at Show & Tell.

They are looking to field a nearly full corps (60 brass, interest provided), so there is still room if anyone is looking for a place to march. 8-) Awesome things coming out of Memphis this year and it isn't too late to jump aboard.


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