Author: Lauren Poussard

Hey everyone, I sure hope everyone is fairing well during this historic and crazy time. Most importantly, I hope you are remaining HEALTHY and staying home. I'm thrilled to report that Donnie has recovered and is already submerging himself in Sibelius once again. I tested positive...

How to Clean a Trumpet by Paul Copenhaver.  Found online at palenmusic.com Students should clean their entire horn approximately every 6-8 weeks. This is rarely done! Cleaning the mouthpiece, lead pipe, and main tuning slide should occur at least every other week. Once per week is better....

Effective Tuesday September 25th, Soundsport rehearsals will take place on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 in order to not conflict with alumni corps Sunday rehearsals.   Soundsport is open to anyone who is interested in performing throughout the year at local venues and compete on the SoundSport Stage...

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Dear Alumni, Family, and Friends,   2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Arbella's crowing achievement - winning the DCI All-Girl Championships in Birmingham Alabama in 1979.   [caption id="attachment_19711" align="aligncenter" width="764"] Denise Berube Pantanella with the 1979 All-Girl Champion Trophy - photo from Gail Jalbert[/caption]   Everyone in the drum corps...

...and like that, the Winter Guard season is over! THANK YOU Thank you to the entire cast, crew, instructors, board and families of Arbella Independent.  EVERY body helped to contribute to the success of our 2018 Winter Guard. To all the kids - thank you.  Thank you for...

Members, probably the best and most simple explanation of some really important foundation concepts we need to master. I recommend watching these often and frequently and think of these things every time you play!! Here's the entire series: ​...

We will be hosting our first informational session and music read-through night on Thursday night January 11 from 6-8:30 at our "hall" at Lauren Poussard Studios, 44 Maple Street, Danvers. If you haven't received an email from DropBox inviting you to the music folder, please email...

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...

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...

There really are no words to express the immense amount of gratitude that Joel and I have for everyone who helped make this weekend such a success. This was a big weekend for us.  We had been working on Arbella for many years, so to finally see...

[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...

One of the greatest paradoxes of old school drum corps in our area, not just Arbella, is that the quality of the programs were so astounding - and yet virtually none of the brass players could read music!  And, hardly any of them ever continued...

If you missed our Open House but want to catch up on what you missed or are interested in joining, here's the Welcome Letter that was handed out that includes what is expected from members and the 2015 basic schedule outline.   Arbella2015Welcome...

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none" last="no" hover_type="none" link="" border_position="all"][fusion_text][bhof-springfield2014] To be fair, there seemed to be a lot of last minute cancellations, but we will take...

To the Color is a bugle call to render honors to the nation.  It is used when no band is available to render honoros, or in ceremonies requiring honors to the nation more than once. To the Color commands all the same courtesies as the...

I have been remiss in updating our website, I appologize!  I have been trying to use Facebook since everyone's on there, and keeping this calendar as accurate as possible.  Soon I hope to have all the instructors blogging! First off, I want to thank again Arbella...

It is important to always stretch prior to spinning.  Isolation exercises to focus on each part of the body is instrumental in order not to strain or hurt yourself.  Preparation is the key to success.  Also, having tan fingerless gloves help.  You can purchase practice...

  Hey everyone, we are looking for help in getting the word out about our new Corps.  If you can, please click the link below poster-JOIN This will open a PDF file that you could print (preferably on a color printer please) and post at your office bulletin...