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THE COMPANY are an organisation based in the Midlands of the United Kingdom. Our aim is to produce high energy musical and visual performances to audiences in both the UK and Europe featuring forward facing Brass Instruments, Marching and Concert Percussion and a dedicated Dance ad Movement section

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Registered UK Charity: 1111216

 

 

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THE COMPANY Performance EnsembleWednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 8:03pm
On a cold winter morning we came across this article and video after our performance at the J Birney Crum Stadium at Allentown PA for the Drum Corps International Eastern Classic Show

The memories made from our tour of the USA will last a lifetime and we are still so grateful to all the organisations, sponsors, schools, friends and families that helped and supported us during the trip

We took 145 people over with us consisting of members, staff, support and families plus we had a dedicated team of US staff and support including the guys from Racine Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps who fed us like kings

In the 15 days we spent in the USA we visited 5 states NY, NJ, PA, OH, IN we competed in 6 DCI shows in Clifton NJ, Allentown PA, Avon Lake OH, Michigan City IN (Open Class Prelims & Finals), Indianapolis IN (World Class Prelims) plus Drumline Battle and SoundSport on DCI Finals Day and an impromptu performance to the local residents of West Milford on our first full day in the USA

We travelled over 1950 miles on the trip and stayed at West Milford High School NJ, South Mountain Middle School Allentown PA, Avon Lake High School OH, Indiana National Guard Building Michigan City IN and Crispus Attucks HIgh School Indianapolis IN

The Corps finished 8th at DCI Open Class Finals, 1st in DCI International Class, 30th in the DCI World Class Prelims, Semi Finalists in DrumLine Battle and Best in Show at the DCI SoundSport Championships

We made hundreds of friends especially with the souvenir teams and we will especially miss the guys at Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps 7th Regiment and Music City Drum and Bugle Corps

We also want to thank Mike Scott and Rhythm X for their support and use of the Semi Trailer

The only items we brought from the U.K. were our costumes and flags and a bass guitar

All the other items were sourced in the USA thanks to suppliers, endorsers and sponsors who went over and beyond for us, especially Doreen Sandor and Bob Fizette who had over 1354 items delivered to their house and storage facility prior to our arrival and we cannot thank them enough

Thank you to FloMarching for taking the time to show interest in CO and your support on the tour and finally we owe a huge debt of thanks to Dan Acheson, John DeNovi, Eric Hjellming and Sue Kuehnold from Drum Corps International who were amazing with us

https://www.flomarching.com/video/5971657-interview-with-the-company-after-their-performance-in-allentown
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THE COMPANY Performance EnsembleWednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 7:59am
THE COMPANY are thrilled for Tim Fairbanks on his induction to the WGI Sport of the Arts Hall of Fame

Tim is the CO visual designer and has a long and distinguished career in the marching arts

His creativity with Rhythm X Indoor Percussion and Winds has kept both groups at the forefront of the activity

He has also designed shows for the Bluecoats Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps and our friends at the Senators Drum Corps

Tim was the catalyst for our relationship with Andrew Markworth our Musical Director and we will be forever grateful for that introduction

Tim is already working on our 2018 production “On the Spot” and we are excited to welcome him back to the U.K. over the next couple of months

Congratulations once again Tim your award is fully deserved and we are incredibly proud of you
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THE COMPANY Performance Ensemble is with Björn Geveke and 2 others.Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 9:53am
We are excited to share and collaborate this weekend with friends

Showband "Spirit of 52" Rastede

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THE COMPANY Performance Ensemble shared West Milford High School's post.Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 5:20am
This is the wonderful school we stayed at when we arrived in New Jersey USA in August, we had the run of the p lace and everyone couldn't of been more helpful to us

How sad that they are having to put the following restrictions in place to protect the students and staff but we fully support and endorse this course of action

Stay safe West Milford we will be forever grateful for your help and support
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THE COMPANY Performance Ensemble shared FloMarching's post.Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 11:21am
THE COMPANY would like to send our sympathies to the family and friends of Stoneman Douglas High School Guard Member Gina Montalto who was aged just 14

She was one of the victims of the terrible mass shooting at her school yesterday

RIP Gina and everyone else who sadly lost their life

Our thoughts are also with all educators, students, administrators and designers who poor their heart and souls into the activity we love so much and I am sure are all hurting at this time

We love you America x