MONROE, La. — The University of Louisiana Monroe is pleased to announce that the Louisiana Stars and Bugle Corps will be in residency at the university from July 17-22.
The Louisiana Stars are in their third year of existence and include local band director Robbie Freeman in their permanent staff. ULM Trumpet Professor Aaron Witek will serve as a brass consultant for the Stars during their residency at ULM.
The mission of the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is to provide a superior educational performing arts program, representing Louisiana throughout the United States, to give youth an opportunity to develop musical skills, social skills, and partnership skills. Students will develop a greater sense of responsibility, teamwork, work ethic, sacrifice, dedication, respect, and loyalty.
The Stars are a member of Drum Corps International (DCI). DCI, formed in 1972, is the non-profit governing body for junior drum and bugle corps in the U.S. and Canada. Junior corps are composed of members 21 years of age and younger. DCI is composed of member corps who have earned their membership through competition.
During their week of residence, the drum corps will be rehearsing for 12 hours a day with the assistance of Dr. Aaron Witek.
The drum corps will be performing on campus Thursday July 21 at 8:00 p.m. in Malone Stadium, followed by the DCI Regional Championships in San Antonio, Texas July 22-24.
For more information about the Louisiana Stars, visit their website at http://www.louisianastars.org/.