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Support the 2016 Annual Campaign
Apr 15, 2016 2:16 PM

The 2016 season is right around the corner, and the members of the Blue Stars are practicing extremely hard to make this a summer to remember! These extraordinary young adults dedicate themselves to achieving the highest standard of excellence, and we're proud to help them reach above and beyond their greatest expectations. By making a positive impact on the lives of these individuals, we believe we're making a positive impact in our community, our country and around the world.

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 help make this positive, life-changing educational opportunity available.

YOUR DONATION CAN MAKE TWICE THE IMPACT!
To further encourage the spirit of giving, Tim and DeLisa Kviz have offered to match up to $25,000 in donations to the Blue Stars Annual Campaign. Please help us receive every dollar of the matching gift by making your contribution today!



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Spring Training 2016
Apr 25, 2016 9:30 PM

The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps 2016 Spring Training begins on May 20th at Waldorf University 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 2016 Tour.

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La Crosse Week Events
Apr 26, 2016 2:45 PM

Here's where and when you can see the Blue Stars in the La Crosse area during Spring Training. All events are subject to change based on weather and other factors.

Friday, June 17 – Rehearsal at Onalaska School District fields near Omni Center

Saturday, June 18 – Running with the Stars 5K Run/Walk at Myrick Park in La Crosse 9 a.m. Registration is $20 for an individual. Team/Group of 4 is $60. Packet pick-up and day-of registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in Myrick Park. Awards and performance by the Blue Stars will follow the event.

Grand Premier and Hall of Fame Banquet 4:30-9:30 p.m. at Lunda Center. Reservations required.

Sunday, June 19 –Winona Steamboat Days Parade

La Crosse Loggers vs. Kenosha Kingfish. Visit lacrosseloggers.com for ticket information.

Monday, June 20 – Rehearsal TBA

Tuesday, June 21 – Rehearsal TBA

Wednesday, June 22 – Rehearsal TBA

Thursday, June 23 – Rehearsal at Veterans Memorial Sports Complex @ UW-La Crosse

Friday, June 24 – Rehearsal from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and free preview concert of the Blue Stars 2016 production at UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. If you plan to attend the free preview concert the Blue Stars ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Hunger Task Force.

 
 

Sponsor-A-Meal
Apr 27, 2016 5:15 PM
Donate towards funding a meal for the entire corps!

As we approach Move-Ins, Spring Training, and our Summer Tour, we invite our supporters to consider our Sponsor-A-Meal campaign.

This is a significant opportunity to contribute to the 2016 Blue Stars member experience in positive, tangible and way.

During a single season, nearly 90,000 meals are prepared and consumed by the Blue Stars. Drum corps is a very high energy activity after all.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to support the corps is to Sponsor-A-Meal. Your donation will help to feed the incredibly hard working and talented marching members.

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Sign Up to Volunteer This Season!
Apr 7, 2016 11:31 AM

As we rapidly approach the Spring Training and Touring Season for the 2016 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 2016 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
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2016 Tour Performance and Housing Schedule
Feb 6, 2016 6:56 AM

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 2016 Blue Stars Banquet.

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Go Running With the Stars!
Apr 7, 2016 11:39 AM

Pull out your running shoes and sweatbands for the third annual Running with the Stars 5k Fun Run/Walk, Presented by Verve, A Credit Union. The event will take place June 18 in La Crosse's Myrick Park. 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.

Last year's event was tons of fun for the whole family, with small performance ensembles sprinkled throughout the course. Don't miss your chance to run with and in support of the Blue Stars. Click the more button for additional event information and to sign up today!

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Segovia Named "On Corps!" Composition Contest Winner
Apr 14, 2016 6:17 PM

The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps are proud to introduce Johnathan Segovia, winner of the 2016 "On Corps!" Competition.

"On Corps!" is a competition for aspiring arrangers and composers who wish their works to be considered for encore performance by the Blue Stars. The winning submission will be performed as part of the corps` encore repertoire during the upcoming season.

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