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11 July 2007

JSU's Spirit to Perform in DCI Exhibition Program

Reprinted here from the Calhoun Times, Calhoun, Georgia in its entirety.

Drum and Bugle Corps to Perform Thursday at SHS

Sonoraville High School in Calhoun, Georgia is hosting the Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps this week as they gear up for the Southeastern Regionals at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, July 14.

As a special treat for Gordon County residents, the Drum and Bugle Corps will present its 2007 show “Genesis” as an exhibition performance at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Sonoraville High School stadium, said Garrick Cheyne, band director at SHS.

“Please join us as we cheer them on in their final performance before the Southern Championships at the Georgia Dome,” Cheyne said.

This exhibition is free and open to the public in preparation for Atlanta competition.

Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps travels from coast to coast and everywhere in between to spend grueling hours each day in the sun practicing, then perform in highly competitive events.

Spirit’s “umbrella” organization is Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, and it was one of the first corps to be associated with a university.

Spirit is world-renowned for its “Wall Of Sound” and for evoking tears and standing ovations when playing “Georgia,” “Salvation,” and “Let It Be Me.”

Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps is a world class Division I Corps that competes in events sanctioned by Drum Corps International.

The group is made up of more than 150 young men and women from all over the United States.

Their “season” will end on Aug. 11 at the DCI World Championship at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

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