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Capital Campaign Seeks to Replace Vans #givingtuesday
Nov 29, 2016 7:11 AM

It's Giving Tuesday, and the Blue Stars are kicking off an End-of-Year Capital Campaign to raise funds for two new vans for our fleet. WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this campaign a success and honor one of our most cherished volunteers. Please DONATE today to help us raise the funds to purchase these vehicles.


Thank You to our VANtastic Donors!
Nov 29, 2016 7:56 AM

A heartfelt Thank You to all of the generous people who donated to help us purchase two new vans for our fleet. These needed vehicles will provide many years of service in support of our members, volunteers and staff. We still have a ways to go to raise the funds for the vehicles, so you can still make a much needed donation to the Blue Stars and get your name on the list! Plus, your donation is generously matched by Sue & Heather Tollers, Tom Volk, and Charlie Cullen!


2017 Blue Stars Audition Camps
Oct 27, 2016 5:31 PM

The Blue Stars are holding auditions at six locations across the country to become a member of the 2017 corps.

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Palmer Joins 2017 Instructional Staff
Nov 5, 2016 10:25 PM

The Blue Stars are excited to announce the addition of Mr. Scott Palmer to the 2017 brass staff. Mr. Palmer will serve as an ensemble consultant throughout the Blue Stars' 2017 spring training and summer tour.

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Audition for the 2017 Blue Stars
Sep 11, 2016 8:52 AM

The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce our 2017 Audition and Winter Camp Schedule. After a successful 2016 season culminating in a finalist appearance at the DCI World Championships, the entire team has been working hard to continue to provide members and audiences alike a great experience. Join us and help to make 2017 a year to remember!

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2017 Blue Stars Visual Staff
Oct 16, 2016 9:24 PM

We are excited to announce our Visual Staff for the 2017 Season!

Roger Marquis - Visual Co-Caption Head
Aaron Barnes - Visual Co-Caption Head
Tommy Williams - Lead Visual Consultant
Greg Dalton - Visual Consultant
Brad Donoris - Visual Tech
Caleb Gasteiger - Visual Tech
Doug Hall - Visual Tech
Chris Hardesty - Visual Tech
Aaron Meyer - Visual Tech
Johnny Miller - Visual Tech
Luke Zamprelli - Visual Tech

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2017 Blue Stars Brass Staff
Oct 19, 2016 4:28 PM

We are excited to announce the Brass Staff for the 2017 Blue Stars Season!

Dr. Ward Miller - Brass Caption Head
Christopher Allen - Consultant
Kris Hammond - Senior Trumpet Instructor
John Blickwedehl - Senior Trumpet Instructor
Jake Ball - Senior Trumpet Instructor
Michael Hoffman - Trumpet Intern
Jay Sconyers - Senior Mellophone Instructor
Jacob Carpenter - Senior Mellophone Instructor
Daniel Gulledge - Mellophone Instructor
Tiffany Galus - Senior Baritone-Euphonium Instructor
Emily Phillips - Baritone-Euphonium Instructor
Adam Mothersole - Baritone-Euphonium Instructor
Michael Dickinson - Baritone-Euphonium Intern
Brent Schooley - Senior Tuba Instructor
Michael Post - Tuba Instructor
Nick Puchek - Tuba Instructor

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Frank Sullivan Returns to the Blue Stars
Oct 10, 2016 12:26 PM

The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps is thrilled to announce the return of Frank Sullivan as Brass Arranger for the 2017 season.

"Frank's immense talent and artistry as a composer and brass specialist, combined with his history with the Blue Stars, makes him an absolutely incredible addition to the 2017 design team," said Executive Director Brad Furlano.

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2017 Blue Stars Percussion Staff
Oct 9, 2016 3:11 PM

We are thrilled to announce our Percussion Staff for the 2017 Season!

Eric Shriver - Battery Caption Head, Arranger
Matthew Hernandez - Front Ensemble Caption Head, Arranger
Adam Norris - Battery Manager
Tyler James - Snare Tech
Connor Yasuda - Snare Tech
Greg Power - Quad Tech
Onye Eme-Akwari - Quad Tech
David Miranda - Bass Tech
Geoff Watkins - Bass Tech
Michael Bingham - Front Ensemble Tech
Ryan Patrick - Electronics & Sounds Specialist

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Blue Stars 2017 Drum Majors
Oct 2, 2016 7:15 PM

The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the 2017 Drum Major selections. Nessa Guerra and Taylor Smith will lead the corps on and off the field and function as the cornerstone of the organization's student leadership team.

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Michael Shapiro Celebrates 10 Years in 2017
Sep 28, 2016 5:03 PM

In his 10th Season with the Blue Stars and continuing his creative and artistic legacy with the corps, we are thrilled to announce the return of Michael Shapiro as Color Guard Designer and Artistic Director in 2017!

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Shriver and Hernandez to Lead Percussion Program
Sep 8, 2016 5:12 PM

The Blue Stars are excited to announce the return of Matt Hernandez and Eric Shriver in newly expanded roles in 2017.

Shriver will serve as the Battery Arranger and Caption Head with Hernandez serving as the Front Ensemble Arranger and Caption Head.

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Lizzie Miller Named Assistant Corps Director
Oct 5, 2016 4:06 PM

Continuing her leadership role within the organization, the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the appointment of Lizzie Miller as Assistant Corps Director.

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2016 Props For Sale
Jul 13, 2016 1:03 PM

Our 2016 production, "Le Rêve," includes props designed and manufactured by Jeff Hurr. Additional props for sale include individually powered lamps. All props are available for purchase from the Blue Stars following the 2016 DCI Tour.

  • Bed (headboard, footboard, rotating platform, wheel frame)
  • Wedges (wheeled triangular frames)
  • Bench
  • Lamps

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    Support the 2016 Annual Campaign
    Apr 15, 2016 2:16 PM

    The 2016 season is right around the corner, and the members of the Blue Stars are practicing extremely hard to make this a summer to remember! These extraordinary young adults dedicate themselves to achieving the highest standard of excellence, and we're proud to help them reach above and beyond their greatest expectations. By making a positive impact on the lives of these individuals, we believe we're making a positive impact in our community, our country and around the world.

    We rely on the financial support of people like you to offset the significant costs of touring and keep tuition as low as possible! Student tuition covers less than half of our annual operating expenses – this is why I am asking you to help make this positive, life-changing educational opportunity available.

    To further encourage the spirit of giving, Tim and DeLisa Kviz have offered to match up to $25,000 in donations to the Blue Stars Annual Campaign. Please help us receive every dollar of the matching gift by making your contribution today!



    Remembering Gary Tollers
    Aug 8, 2016 12:46 PM


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