Go Running with the Stars this June 15th Apr 11, 2014 4:42 PM
Pull out your running shoes and sweatbands for the first annual Running with the Stars 5k Fun Run/Walk. The event will take place June 15 in beautiful Myrick Park in La Crosse. The course winds through the beautiful La Crosse Marsh Trail system, and the event concludes with a concert performance by the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps.
This event is a great opportunity to run with and in support of the Blue Stars. Click the more button for additional event information and to sign up today!
Blue Stars Spring Training 2014 Apr 22, 2013 3:41 PM
The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps' 2014 Spring Training begins on May 21st at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa.
The Blue Stars will once again offer bus shuttle service from Indiana and Illinois, as well as from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) for all members flying to Move-Ins.
Please click MORE to view Spring Training location information, transportation options and fees, and to download important information to prepare for the 2014 Tour.
Support the Blue Stars' 2014 Annual Campaign Mar 27, 2014 8:34 AM
2014 is a very special year for the Blue Stars, as we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary! From our humble beginnings in 1964 as a color guard the corps established itself as a powerhouse through the 60s and 70s, redefined itself as one of the top small corps in the world, and ultimately made a triumphant return to DCI World Class status in 2006. Through it all, our members, staff, volunteers, supporters have strived to live each day according to our motto: Finis Coronat Opus (FCO) – ‘The End Crowns the Work.'
WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT!
We rely on the financial support of people like you to offset the significant costs of touring and keep tuition as low as possible! Student tuition covers less than half of our annual operating expenses – this is why I am asking you to continue making this positive, life-changing educational opportunity available.
YOUR DONATION CAN MAKE TWICE THE IMPACT!
In honor of our 50th Anniversary, we have received a $50,000 fundraising challenge grant. If we can raise $50,000 or more by June 1, 2014 we will receive a dollar for dollar match. This is an incredible opportunity for the organization to lay the financial foundation for the next 50 years. Help us receive every dollar of the matching gift by making your contribution today!
Purchase Tickets to DCI Championship and Premier Events Mar 14, 2014 4:02 PM
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!
April Camp: Welcome Back Color Guard Mar 13, 2014 12:16 PM
The RSVP form for the final winter camp of the 2014 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 25, 26, and 27 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN. Michael Shapiro will be conducting the final auditions for the 2014 guard, so prospective guard members should make plans to be in attendance.
Volunteer Drivers Needed for 2014 Tour Feb 23, 2014 8:13 AM
The Blue Stars are seeking to fill the volunteer driver spots for the upcoming 50th Anniversary 2014 tour. In addition to the four chartered tour buses from Gotta-Go Trailways, we operate two tractors pulling 48-foot trailers (Class A CDL required) and one 36-foot box truck (non-CDL). We also have two 15-passenger vans: one pulling the souvenir trailer and the other for additional transport needs.
Class A Commercial Drivers Licenses Required:
48 ' Equipment Truck
48' Food Truck
Standard Drivers License:
26' Box Truck
12 Passenger Van
15 Passenger Souvenir Van and trailer
Ideally, we are seeking mature drivers (over 25) with clean driving records and experience with the type of vehicles we use. Responsibilities include safe driving and general maintenance / safety checks on the vehicles. If you can spare a week, 2 weeks or more and would enjoy the tour experience, please send a short note to Brad Harris or sign up via the Volunteer Interest Form.
Blue Stars to Host Midwest Regional at UW-La Crosse Feb 12, 2014 1:31 PM
As Major League Baseball's All-Star Game heads to Minneapolis this July, a scheduling conflict affecting the DCI Minnesota event at TCF Bank Stadium will give Drum Corps International the opportunity to bring the event's lineup to La Crosse, Wis. to celebrate the Blue Stars' 50th anniversary.
In addition to the Blue Stars, performances by the Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, Carolina Crown, Colts, Jersey Surf, Phantom Regiment, Spirit of Atlanta, Cadets, Cavaliers, Blue Saints, Music City, Legends, Racine Scouts and Govenaires will help to kick the hometown corps' anniversary celebration into high gear. The event will also feature a very special performance by the Blue Stars 50th Anniversary Alumni Corps which is being put together for the organization's milestone year.
Tickets for DCI La Crosse are now on sale through the Drum Corps International Box Office. Click the "More" button to purchase tickets today. The best seats are going fast, so don't delay!
Volunteers Needed for DCI La Crosse Event Feb 17, 2014 4:59 PM
The Blue Stars are thrilled to be hosting 16 drum corps in La Crosse on July 12 for the DCI La Crosse Regional. We'll need a lot of volunteers to help pull off the event in a world-class manner. Please sign-up to help us provide the corps and thousands of visiting patrons a positive impression of our home town!
Follow the link to sign up and volunteer at the DCI La Crosse event. Exact time slots will be assigned closer to the show date. Thanks for your help!
Tickets Now On Sale for River City Rhapsody - Rochester Feb 5, 2014 10:17 AM
Tickets are now on sale for the River City Rhapsody drum & bugle corps show in Rochester, Minnesota. Don't miss the excitement on Sunday, June 29 when 8 of the country's top drum corps perform at Century High School Stadium. This year's event features:
Blue Stars - La Crosse, WI
2-Time World Champion Madison Scouts - Madison, WI
2-Time World Champion Phantom Regiment - Rockford, IL
7-Time World Champion The Cavaliers - Rosemont, IL