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.

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

January 2017

“Winner Take All” Appeal Letter for local businesses

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:12+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent, Member Notices|Tags: , |

As promised, here is a PDF of the letter asking local businesses to participate in our WINNER TAKE ALL Raffle Fundraiser. Simply print a few out and take them with you to your places of work or favorite hot spots so they have a copy for their records. We need everyone to contribute to this

Help Needed for our 1/27/17 Friends and Family Night – Sign-up Sheet

By | 2017-01-14T11:55:09+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Categories: Member Notices, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Hey gang!  We are looking for some help for our upcoming Friends and Family night.  We have decided to combine this evening with a spaghetti dinner in an effort to raise a little money to offset our costs.  We're asking everyone to help in some way.  We are not sure exactly how many people will

December 2016

Thank you Cardinals Alumni Association!

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:12+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Arbella Independent, News|Tags: , , |

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On December 3rd we were honored to have the famous Jim Tallo from the Cardinals Alumni Association drop by rehearsal to present to us a donation from the Cardinals! Jim has been involved with drum and bugle corps, winter color guard and youth organizations for over 50 years.  Through Jim’s diligent and dedicated efforts, he has

October 2016

June 2016

Arbella Corps Inc is proud to introduce ARBELLA INDEPENDENT Winter Guard

By | 2017-06-20T16:16:12+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Categories: Arbella Independent, News|

At long last, we are so pleased to be able to announce that we are fielding an independent winter guard for the 2017 season! We will be hosting a series of open gyms/spin camps throughout the summer to bring people together, try us on for size, and of course, just enjoy SPINNING!  All experience levels