05 Nov Arbella Soundsport Open House set for Sunday November 12, 2017
Our first meeting of Arbella Soundsport is set for Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11am.
We hope you will be able to attend!
We know some have expressed interest who don’t live nearby therefore we will be broadcasting the event via live stream from our Facebook Group Page. Please be sure to join the ARBELLA SOUNDSPORT group page on Facebook.
We have some instruments on hand if you are needing one and will be handing out music. I fully expect some jamming to occur!
All brass instruments are welcome to join – yes, including trombones – as well as percussionists.
DCI Soundsport is a new platform for DCI that gives smaller, all-age groups the opportunity to perform at DCI venues throughout the season. With no limits as to the configuration of a group, and low-cost participation, it takes away the typical barriers to entry of starting up a performing group.
Our goal is to assemble a small but powerful group of musicians who are committed to practicing at home, attending a monthly rehearsal, and participating in the Soundsport Event at DCI East Allentown PA the first weekend in August 2018. We MAY perform as well at the Beanpot Invitational in Lynn in July.
Soundsport should appeal to high school and college kids who are too busy during the school year to be in a drum corps, but have more availability in Summer, so if you are a college kid and missing band – this is the perfect opportunity for you to experience the excitement of a DCI event, without the typical cost and time commitment.
Arbella will be an all-age group composed of Arbella and drum corps alumni, local musicians, and college and high school kids. We expect to rehearse only once a month in preparation for Allentown 2018. We expect everyone to really practice well and memorize their music, even setting independent sectionals if needed. Everyone has to commit to Allentown! If you are interested, please register at https://arbellacorps.org/soundsport/
Depending on how many members we have, the participation fee will be very low, approximately under $100, just to cover our DCI Soundsport Member, Performance and insurance Fees. Members will need to purchase their own uniform (as yet undecided what that will be exactly, but it will be affordable) and accomodation in Allentown. We are going to arrange for a group rate at one of the nearby hotels we’ve stayed at before and people can share to save $$. Tickets to DCI Allentown are usually 25-50 but as a DCI Soundsport Member, our ticket prices will be halved. We will arrange a block of seats once they are open for purchase.
That’s all I have for now – please feel free to reach out to me on facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Looking forward to seeing you next Sunday!