AFTER 22 YEARS WITHOUT A COMPETITIVE JUNIOR DRUM CORPS REPRESENTING THE STATE OF INDIANA
IT NOW BEGINS!
Each individual coming to the open house should bring the following. Drummers - Sticks, Brass Mouthpiece (one comes with horn, but some favor their own) $50 application fee that will pay for years membership in the Venture Scouts which pays for liability insurance for the organization, supplemental accident insurance and for adults, background checks by the Scouts. Guard equipment (poles and flags) will be present. If you spin rifle, please bring it with you. Beyond the $50 application fee, the corps will provide opportunities to fund raise most, if not all, of the remaining fees for the year.
CHRISTMAS BRASS CHOIR
Storm is looking for interested individuals to play in a Christmas Brass Choir. (Instruments can be provided). Needed: 4 trumpets, 2 mello/horn, 4 Baritone, 2 Tubas. There will be about 4 rehearsals in mid-October with community performances in November. Program will be sponsored by Storm Drum Corps and Indiana State University Friends of Drum Corps Club. Need not be a member of Storm to play. Click here to register.
STORM MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Indiana Storm Productions is to provide young people with an enriching environment through education that develops excellence in performance and person. The pursuit of perfection in the performing arts builds character, self-discipline, self-confidence, pride, and achievement. These values that will last a lifetime will lead to success in life far beyond any practice field or venue. Our young people will take their experiences as they are Homeward Bound, enriching the lives of their own community.
Introducing Indiana Storm Productions
Indiana Storm is a community based organization promoting the Pageantry Arts in the Midwest Area. The program seeks to offer an affordable options to those individuals in the region with the option of competing in a Competitive Drum Corps. The program is currently in the process of forming a competitive drum corps, STORM which will form in November of 2017 with the goal of competing in DCI Sound Sport shows, perform local concerts and exhibitions and will continue to function as a Sound Sport team during the 2018 and 19 Seasons with hopes of applying for Open Division membership for the 2020 competitive season. The program is seeking to provide an educational experience in the Wabash Valley extending east to Ohio, south to Kentucky and west to Illinois and Missouri. STORM is accepting membership applications for individuals 15 - 21 years of age. The program is also in need of volunteers from people who love the activity.
A Series of Interviews with individuals who have participated in the Jr. Drum Corps Activity plus a round table conversation regarding STORM.
Jacob Gay - Alumni of Casper Troopers and Chicago Cavaliers
Nick Puchek Alumni of Blue Stars and Member of Brass staff of Blue Stars
Rich Zamperini - Consultant, Instructor, Judge
Round Table Discussion about Storm with above
A LETTER FROM A PARENT - Amended for Drum Corps
One of my friends asked "Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do Drum Corps?" Well I have a confession to make, I don't pay for my kids' color guard brass or percussion.
So, if I am not paying for Drum Corps, what am I paying for?
I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don't.
I pay for those days when my kids come home and are "too tired" to go to practice but go anyway.
I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined.
I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body.
I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates.
I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don't get that score they'd hoped for, but still have to work hard in the grading.
I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours and hours and hours of hard work and practice to create a champion, and that success does not happen overnight.
I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships.
I pay so that my kids can be on the practice and competition field instead of in front of a screen...
...I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for Drum Corps, I pay for the opportunities that Drum Corps provide my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!
Indiana Storm Productions Inc.
143 Corinth Court
Terre Haute, IN. 47803
812-558-4491 (If no answer, please leave number and someone will get back to you)