MadBrass to Honor Clyde Stubblefield
Apr11

MadBrass to Honor Clyde Stubblefield

MadBrass, the SoundSport ensemble of Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts, is pleased to announce their 2017 show titled The Funky Drummer, a tribute to Clyde Stubblefield. Clyde was a mainstay drummer of the Madison, WI music scene having located there in the early 70s. Clyde is best known as the primary drummer for James Brown whereas his drum patterns on Brown’s recording are oft-considered the standards for funk...

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New SoundSport team has a haunted past
Apr05

New SoundSport team has a haunted past

By Michael Boo Cutting Edge Corps is a first-year SoundSport team out of Fort Worth, Texas, with an origin story unlike any other group. The ensemble has had a drum line for 12 years, and until now, had exclusively performed at the Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth. The venue for the facility, which attracts tens of thousands of people every year, is a 112-year-old building that was formerly a meat packing plant. The haunted...

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MadBrass Now Accepting Members
Apr04

MadBrass Now Accepting Members

There’s still time to be part of Forward Performing Arts’ 2017 SoundSport Team, MadBrass! To learn more about auditions and the upcoming season, please visit: http://www.madbrass.org/...

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Brits growing drum corps with SoundSport
Mar23

Brits growing drum corps with SoundSport

DCI has formed a strategic partnership with Drum Corps United Kingdom to integrate SoundSport events into the European organization’s annual calendar. This winter DCI.org caught up with Alan Thompson, chairman of Marching & Performing Arts UK, to talk about the growth of SoundSport overseas....

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SoundSport coming to the Brigades Showcase (UK)
Mar06

SoundSport coming to the Brigades Showcase (UK)

On Saturday 3rd June the annual Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade British Marching Band Championships will be taking place at the indoor arena at Northwood Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent. This event has become a popular fixture in the calendar for both The Boys’ Brigade UK & RoI and The Girls’ Brigade England & Wales – Official Page bands and is always very well attended. Organisers, however, have always been conscious...

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Drumming on tables to SoundSport: The story of the Columbus Saints
Mar01

Drumming on tables to SoundSport: The story of the Columbus Saints

By Michael Boo The Columbus Saints SoundSport team is a prime example of making do with what one has. The group got its start with a non-existent budget and six kids drumming on picnic tables at a park in the group’s Ohio hometown in 2003. Founder and director Marshall Cheatham started his marching career in the Chicago Hornets Drum & Bugle Corps during the early 1970s, and then received a football scholarship to Vanderbilt...

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