June Spin Camp-A SUCCESS!

By | 2017-06-25T19:33:26+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Categories: Arbella Independent|Tags: |

We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our first of a series of SPIN CAMPS this Summer! We had representation from over 7 area High/Middle Schools and Arbella Independent members as well. Our focus on Movement, Flag and Rifle proved to be quite successful and challenging. We had intermediate, and beginner sessions then culminated

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

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

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