Dear friends and supporters

It is with great sadness that we have to formally announce THE COMPANY Performance Ensemble will NOT be fielding a competitive Drum Corps for this coming Summer Season.

This difficult decision was made after changes to our letting with Heritage High School by the Academy Trust who manage the School, these changes have created potential significantly increased costs outside our agreed Budgets for the Season and more importantly a state of uncertainty as the terms of our Agreement has changed meaning we are no longer in a position to positively plan for the rest of this season

The Board of Trustees of THE COMPANY would like to acknowledge and praise the professionalism, dedication and love shared throughout our organisation when we made the announcement to our Caption Heads, Staff, Support Team and Cast Members yesterday

What was heart-warming was the day turned into a celebration and we got the chance to see the Musical Ensemble perform one last time in the School Hall and we had the opportunity to have a photo with the Cast and Crew as a memento of what CO means to everyone

We are incredibly proud of every person who has come through the doors of CO and we are thankful for the wonderful Designers, Educators, Support Team and Cast Members who have represented our organisation so professionally

We have forged lasting relationships with our Sponsors, Partners, Suppliers, Mentors, Friends and Family as well as the Staff and Support Team of Heritage High School who went over and beyond for CO

To our friends at DCUK, DCI and DCE as well as the Competitive Units we have had the pleasure of performing with in both the UK, Europe and USA you have our utmost respect

This is the end of a Chapter but not the end of the book and we know there are more pages left to write and please keep on this page and watch for updates

Until then you have our L.O.V.E and RESPECT

Mark Nicholson
Executive Director
THE COMPANY Performance Ensemble