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Sign Up to Volunteer This Season!
Mar 17, 2015 1:29 AM

As we rapidly approach the Spring Training and Touring Season for the 2015 Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps, it is time to begin seriously considering volunteering your time and talents with the corps.

From helping on the Cook Truck to Uniform Maintenance, Prop Construction or Driving a Corps Vehicle, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make 2015 a successful and memorable season for the corps membership!

In our efforts to improve communication, efficiency, and volunteer participation, the Blue Stars have partnered with Volunteer Spot, an online volunteer coordination system, to make signing up a simple and convenient process.

Click the link below to be directed to the Blue Stars Volunteers sign up page:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

2015 Tour Schedule & Housing Information
Jan 20, 2015 5:42 PM

Whether you are a parent, friend, volunteer or alumni we understand the importance of knowing where the corps is at all times. Please click MORE to find comprehensive information regarding the corps' whereabouts this season and to purchase tickets to the 2015 Blue Stars Banquet.


April Camp: Welcome Back Color Guard
Mar 10, 2015 8:58 AM

The RSVP form for the final winter camp of the 2015 season is now live. This camp is for all sections of the corps: brass, percussion, and color guard performers, and will be held on April 24, 25, and 26 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN. Michael Shapiro will be conducting the final auditions for the 2015 guard, so prospective guard members should make plans to be in attendance.

If you have attended one of the previous camps you can RSVP here: Blue Stars April Camp RSVP.

If you have not attended a previous camp, please start the audition process here: Blue Stars 2015 Audition Sign Up.


Blue Stars Hall of Fame Nominations - Class of 2015
Feb 20, 2015 11:50 AM

The Blue Stars Hall of Fame committee is now accepting nominations for the Blue Stars Hall of Fame, Class of 2015. This year, up to three (3) new inductees will join the esteemed members of Hall of Fame. Nomination submissions are due by March 21, 2015.


Purchase Tickets to DCI Championship and Premier Events
Jan 3, 2015 8:28 AM

Tickets are now available to sit in the Blue Stars' block for the DCI World Championships, DCI Southwestern Championship, DCI Southeastern Championship, and DCI Eastern Classic.

We are able to tell you which section your tickets will be located, so you can buy with confidence that you are getting great seats!


Dr. David Kampschroer 1940-2015
Feb 16, 2015 6:15 PM

The Blue Stars mourn the passing of Dr. David Kampschroer, one of the key figures in the history of the organization. One of the founders of the corps, Dr. K. was an early drum instructor until taking the reigns as director in 1969. Little did anyone know the impact he was to have on the Blue Stars and the drum corps activity.

For the Blue Stars, the Kampschroer era was one of unprecedented success as the Blue Stars burst onto the national drum corps scene and became perennial finalists in Drum Corps International competitions. Dr. K. was a leader with a sharp competitive spirit, but cared deeply about the members and the positive life-experiences they learned in the corps.

Please click MORE for additional information on the life and legacy of Dr. K


Dave's Legacy
Feb 16, 2015 9:54 PM

Thank You Equipment Trailer Donors!
Nov 4, 2014 9:51 AM

A heartfelt Thank You to all of the generous people who donated in support of the Blue Stars new equipment trailer project. The project is vitally important for the corps' future and your donations will make it possible. Click the "More" button to see a list of the people that have donated towards the project so far.



By-Law Change Approved
Jan 27, 2015 11:35 AM

At its recent meeting held on Saturday, January 17, 2015, The Board of Directors of Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc. approved the following change to the organization's by-laws:

Article II
Section 1. Voting membership is available to any person who is a member in good standing of the Blue Stars Alumni Association or any other booster organization as defined by the Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc. Board of Directors.

This change to the by-laws will go into effect on March 30, 2015.


An Interview with Tom Volk about the New Equipment Trailer Project
Oct 30, 2014 12:51 PM

The new equipment trailer project is one of the largest single projects the Blue Stars have ever tackled from a time, volunteer, and financial standpoint. It will be an "all-hands-on-deck" endeavor to have the trailer ready to roll for the start of the 2015 season.

The success of a big project like this can hinge on the involvement of an angel donor; someone to inspire others to join them in support of the project and the corps. We couldn't be happier to have Tom Volk in the lead on the trailer project, as he is one of the kindest, most generous folks involved in the Blue Stars. He is one of our stalwart volunteers and the current Co-Blue Star of the Year. His smiling face can often be found stirring up a batch of Gatorade or serving hungry members on the food line on the road.

Tom has stepped up in a big way to make the equipment trailer a reality and challenge others to join him in support of the project and the corps, with a $25,000 matching challenge. Tom will personally match your donation – dollar for dollar – to make the new equipment trailer a reality for the 2015 season.

Executive Director Brad Furlano recently had lunch with Tom to discuss the project and the Blue Stars. Click MORE to read the interview.


New Equipment Trailer FAQs
Oct 30, 2014 1:13 PM

A project as big as an equipment trailer can generate a lot of questions. We've got answers to some of the most common we've already received. Click MORE to get the details on this exciting project.


2015 Blue Stars Present "SIDE SHOW"
Sep 26, 2014 11:02 AM

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