Prichard teen joins Seattle-based drum corps
SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Cascades, the oldest drum and bugle corps in the Pacific Northwest, recently announced its 154-member corps for the 2018 season. Performers hail from 25 states and Canada, and include Noah Curtis from Prichard, West Virginia, who is a member of the group’s color guard.
Members started auditioning in November 2017, attended monthly camps throughout the winter and a rigorous three-week spring training program to build stamina for their 11.5-minute music and visual show.
The 2018 production is titled “What Goes Around,” and set to familiar music as well as original music. It includes “Wound Up,” “Spin Moves,” “Ava Maria” by Franz Schubert, “What Goes Around Comes Around” by Justin Timberlake, Tim Mosley and Nathaniel Hills, and “Around the World” by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk).
Following the Cascades’ own competition, The Seattle Summer Music Games in Renton, Washington, on July 7, the Drum Corps International World Class corps will embark on a 10,000-mile journey throughout the country that includes 21 competitions and performances in 13 states. Their journey will result in a final culmination at the Drum Corps International World Championships hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana, Aug. 9-11.