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

“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

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