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About Lauren Poussard

Lauren marched in the original all-girl Arbella from winter 1979 to summer 1983 as a soprano, under the direction of some legendary brass instructors: Joe Nuccio, Marc Keroack, Dan Lutz. She continued to play in Salem High School's marching, concert, jazz bands and orchestras, as well as play in Salem State's community concert band, NorthEast JR & SR District Bands, the Lion's All State Band, studying with Don Poole and Jeff Thomsen, before heading off to UMass Amherst and marching with the Minutemen Marching Band under George Parks. In college she studied with drum corps Legend Tom Lizotte, Bill Love, and went on to "play the Hatch Shell" in the Harvard Summer and Middlesex Concert Bands. She continues to play in Arbella Alumni and is a founding board member of the newly relaunched Arbella.

July 2017

Cardinals Alumni and Arbella Independent serve up some grub to Colts Drum & Bugle Corps

By | 2017-07-07T07:56:14+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent, News|Tags: , , |

We were fortunate to have the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps staying in our area, at Beverly High School, so we were able to go and watch them practice on the 5th. Now, our Linda O'Connor is an experienced tour manager, and had an idea to bring the Colts some fresh strawberry shortcake. If you

Arbella Independent and Colts DBC March in Beverly Farms Horribles Parade and Beanpot Invitational July 4th

By | 2017-07-07T08:02:41+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Performances & Appearances|Tags: , , , , |

Phew! What a day the 4th was!! It started with a parade in the morning.  The WEE EARLY morning, with an 8am start! The Beverly Farms Horribles Parade is famous nationwide for it's rather controversial floats, but this year it was made famous by the appearance of the Arbella Independent! OK, I could be exaggerating

June 2017

4th of July Events with Arbella Independent

By | 2017-06-20T17:12:48+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent|Tags: , , |

Our official season is over, but it's never really over for color guard.  In fact, for those who love drum corps too, it's only just ramping up! 4th of July Parade, Beverly Farms You've seen on the facebook page and newsletter that we have a parade on the 4th of July in Beverly Farms.  This

Thank you to EASTERN BANK for your generous support

By | 2017-06-20T16:51:09+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent, Captain's Blog, News|

A huge THANK YOU to the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation for their support of $500 towards Arbella Corps and Arbella Independent. Bringing the sport of Color Guard to the North Shore is no small feat, and we truly couldn't do it without the support of our local community. At Arbella, we do more than just

April 2017

Arbella Independent 2017 Season Recap

By | 2017-06-23T19:28:56+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent, News|Tags: , |

Contest Place Score 1.28 NESBA Evaluation Show, Salem MA n/a  n/a 2.11 NESBA Melrose, MA 3rd  65.59 2.18 WGI Regional, Salem, MA 2nd  68.03 2.26 NESBA Tewksbury, MA 1st  75.64 3.11 NESBA Medford, MA 1st  81.76 3.18 NESBA Triton, MA 1st  84.32 NESBA FINALS, Salem, MA 2nd  90.95

The Final Chapter of GEORGE D’IORIO’s Chronical of Arbella’s rise to DCI Champs now up on the blog.

By | 2017-06-21T09:21:31+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: History, News|Tags: , , , |

When George D'Iorio offered to document the years leading up to our 1979 DCI All Girl Championship, I was of course thrilled and grateful, but I had no idea just how amazingly detailed his accounts would be. I didn't even march those years, but as one of the 'caretakers' of the next generation of

February 2017

Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:12+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

We were recently approached by a law firm in California to share this scholarship opportunity with our seniors.  I wasn't at first convinced, so I reached out to verify that there were no catches and apparently there aren't, which was very nice to hear.  Attorney Purcell is looking to help a deserving kid achieve their

Arbella Independent takes 3rd place in first WGI Regionals – February 2017

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:12+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent|Tags: , |

Less than half of our members had ever competed in a WGI Regional so this was a long and eye-opening day for the rest of our members!  We started our day assembling at 5:45 for a 6am practice at Essex Tech, and didn't get home until around 11:30pm - probably even later for some of

Arbella Calendar Updates

By | 2017-02-07T21:14:48+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent|Tags: |

Hey guys, We discovered that our beautiful online calendar might have looked good but actually was not actively syncing with just about every other calendar app. You could import calendar events into your phone, or other calendaring system, however any changes to those events were not actively updating, so changes were getting missed. Please note