Brigadiers ’65th Anniversary’ Reunion Corps

BRIG JUICE, is forming a 65th Anniversary Reunion Corps to PERFORM at the 2019 DCA ALUMNI SPECTACULAR in Williamsport, PA on Sunday morning Sept. 1st, 2019.

Reunion Corps & Reunion Banquet – Sign up now!

CALLING ALL BRASS, PERCUSSION & GUARD

Come be a part of Brigadier history – One More Time

MINIMAL TIME  (One rehearsal a month) NO DRILL  (The show is indoor on a stage) NO MEMORIZING  (We will use music & music stands)

Who’s involved with putting this together:

Bob Marsman,  Arnie Zampi,  Joe Falciatano,  Trevor Stoyer,  Trish O’Shea,  Bill Oney & others…

WANT TO HELP?  Let us know in the Message section of the Sign-up Form at the bottom of this page.

** We’d also like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the PURPLE LANCERS for their support & help **

What we will be performing:

We will be performing a Musical History of the Brigadiers that will include music of every decade from the 1950’s to 2009.

Note:  The Alumni Spectacular is an Indoor Stand-Still show this year.

FAQ’s  –  Frequently Asked Questions:

Our Planned Music Show:

  • Black Saddle
  • Shangri-La
  • Harlem Nocturne
  • Channel One Suite
  • Spanish Fantasy
  • MacArthur Park
  • When a Man Loves a Woman
1) Q: Do I have to make every rehearsal?
A:  NO. Especially those of you from out of town.
We will be emailing out the music parts & midi files that you can practice along with.  (I will have also have music at all the rehearsals.)
2) Q: Will we be marching or have to learn a drill?

A:  NO. The Alumni Spectacular is an INDOOR stand-still show on a stage this year.

3) Q: Do we have to memorize the music?
A:  NO, the Brass players & Drummers will be using music & music stands.
IF YOU HAVE A MUSIC STAND, PLEASE BRING IT WITH YOU TO REHEARSALS
4) Q: Are we using Bb Horns or G Bugles?
A:  Yes, BOTH.  While most people will be using Bb trumpets, baritones, tubas & F mellophones, some people will be playing G bugles.
I have music for both the Bb/F horns & G Bugles. 
Please play your own horn if you have one.
5) Q: I don't have a horn. Do you have one I can use?

A:  YES, if you need a horn we have some Bb trumpets, baritones, tubas & F mellophones available that you can use.  We also have some G bugles available.  (Note: If you have your own horn, please use that.)

We will have horns will be available at rehearsals for those who need them.
6) Q: Are there any fundraisers or costs?

A:  NO/YES. There won’t be any fundraisers, but there may be a small $25-50 dollar fee to cover the costs of the Commemorative T-shirts that everyone will receive & the “after show” banquet that we will have after our performance on DCA Sunday.
(If this is a hardship for anyone, please let us know. We don’t want anyone to not be involved because of cost.)

7) Q: What is the Guard doing?
A:  Because this is an indoor show on a stage, the routines that the guard will be able to perform will be limited because of space. But we would still like to have a full guard, rifle line & honor guard to be involved.
8) Q: How can I help?

A:  CALL ALL YOUR BRIGADIER FRIENDS & HAVE THEM SIGN UP.

Also, if you are a Brass, Drum or Guard instructor, please let us know so we can break down into smaller groups at rehearsals.

Brass Players:

  • Bb Trumpet / G Soprano
  • F Mellophone / G Mello
  • Bb Baritone / G Bari
  • Bb Tuba / G Contra

You can use your own personal horns.

We also have some Bb brass available.

Drummers:

  • Snares
  • Quads
  • Bass Drums
  • Cymbals

We will be providing drum equipment.

Note:  We will NOT have a “front ensemble”.

Color Guard:

  • Flags
  • Rifles
  • Honor Guard

The show is indoors this year, so there is no marching.

Banquet/Parties:

  • DCA After Party
  • Alumni/Reunion Banquet

Even if you can’t play in the Reunion Corps, we want ALL former Brigs to come to our DCA performance & parties.

Click Join Now & fill out the form.  (In “Corps Section” choose “when’s the party”.)

SEE WHO’S ALREADY SIGNED UP TO PLAY  (Click on the Sections below)

  (More people are signing up every day.  Don’t miss this celebration of the Brigadiers.)

Trumpets/Sopranos

Arnold ‘Arnie’ Zampi (65 years a Brigadier), Alex Drouin, Dave Schumm, Gene Boyle, Geoff Whiting, Henry Staab, Jacob Nickolini, Jim Vivenzio, Joe Falciatano, Joe Lewis, Joe Mangano, Mark Kelly, Mary Lass-Eberling, Mary Studdiford, Mike Brown, Millie Sauter, Randy Kratofil, Rhys Henson, Rob Roll, Santo Surace, Scott Stansfield,

Mellophones

Bob Marsman, Brent Cooley, Chuck Case, Dan Hacker, Dean Leason, Jackie Morgan, Jennifer Warner, Nikki Colvin, Pete Poppe, Roberta Marks, Scott Bedard, Teddi Sotiropoulos, Tim Moore,

Baritones

Amanda Miller, Bill Dickson, Bill Schwartz, Bob Dunham, Bob Loforte, Brian McArdle, Clayton Morgan, Daniel Moscicki, Jonas Mitchell, Lou Bilello, Ron Loftin, Tom, Meek, Troy Schmidt,

Tuba/Contra

Bruce Bradly, Chad Orser, Dave Morris, Jim Sahm, Joe Chizek Jr., Michael Predmore, Randall Bennett, Ray Sturge,

Drums

The Reveres, Rick Parente, Tim Jennings, Bill Oney, Michele D’Eredita, Deborah Revere-Huba, Dona Falciatano, Chuck Stanton, Jr.,

Guard/Honor Guard

Trish O’Shea, Ivan M. Owen,

Helping Out

Joe Falciatano, Trevor Stoyer, Bill Oney, Bob Marsman, Diann Meek, Mike Brooker  (If you can help recruit, instruct, etc. let us know)

Just Coming To Party

Melanie Blanchard, Thomas Palmer, William Dunham,

CONTACT ALL YOUR BRIGADIER FRIENDS & HAVE THEM JOIN

Important Note:  We know some of you may NOT be able to make every rehearsal.

(Especially those coming from out of state.)  That’s OK.

We will send out music & midi files that you can practice with at home.

– SCHEDULE –

Planned Rehearsal Schedule:

The BRASS & DRUMS will rehearse about once a month.  The GUARD rehearsals TBA.

The PURPLE LANCERS have graciously offered use of their bingo hall for us to rehearse in.  This will make it closer for those coming from the “West”.

Rehearsal Location:

Purple Lancers Bingo Hall:

@ FINGERLAKES MALL

1579 Clark Street Rd

Auburn, NY 13021

  • Sunday JULY 28th  –  Come perform with Brig Juice if you have the time.

       BRIG JUICE will be performing at the Brasstacular in Greece, NY  (2:30-3:30pm) 

       The Brasstacular is a fund-raiser that benefits the Rochester Honor Flight.

  • Saturday AUGUST 17th  (10:00am – 2:00pm)  Full Corps Rehearsal

DCA WEEKEND in Williamsport, PA

  • Saturday AUGUST 31st  (2:00 – 5:00pm)  Full Corps Rehearsal
  • SUNDAY SEPT. 1st  (PERFORMANCE 10:00 AM)

!! 65th Anniversary Celebration Banquet/Party after our Performance !!

Brigadiers Alumni Association Banquet in Syracuse, NY

  • Saturday NOV. 2nd  (For ALL Generations of Brigadiers – Time/Loc. TBA)

Contact ALL your Brigadier friends to COME JOIN

Help make the Brigadiers’ 65th Anniversary & Reunion a HUGE SUCCESS

SIGN UP on the Form below

Come be a part of BRIGADIER history – One More Time

Sign-up to be a part of the 65th Anniversary Reunion Corps


Rehearsal Location:

Purple Lancers Bingo Hall

@ FINGERLAKES MALL

1579 Clark Street Rd

Auburn, NY 13021

Email:

BrigsReunionCorps@gmail.com

Phone:

(315) 400-0567

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