Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps
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|Uniform||(2017) Red jacket, purple on lower left, w/red collar & shoulder wings & black trimmed white on red star point|
Red & white sash
Black shoes and socks
Red shako w/red straps & trim, black trimmed white & purple star point shield & red plume
The Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Louisiana Stars perform in Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions.
History[edit | edit source]
Founded in 2013, the Louisiana Stars was announced on May 21, 2014 as having passed DCI's evaluation process and being one of six new or returning corps to join the DCI summer tour.
With a staff of high school and college educators and professional musicians, the corps held auditions in late January and progressed to monthly rehearsals until the end of the school year. After a camp to polish the musical and marching program, the organization planned a short tour for its inaugural season, with the unit traveling to contests in Iowa, Illinois, and Arkansas before closing out the summer tour at the show in the corps' hometown of Lafayette.
After two seasons of very short seasons, in 2016, the Stars made their first trip to the DCI Open Class Championships in Michigan City, Indiana. The corps placed ninth, then advanced to the DCI World Class Championship Prelims in Indianapolis, placing 31st of 38 corps.
At the 2017 DCI Open Class Finals, Louisiana Stars place 6th and were named the "Most Improved Open Class Corps" by the Open Class corps directors. 
Sponsorship[edit | edit source]
Show summary (2014–2022)[edit | edit source]
Gold background indicates DCI Championship; pale blue background indicates DCI Class Finalist; pale green background indicates DCI semifinalist.
|2014||The Lighter Side||Light Cavalry Overture by Franz Von Suppe / Music from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini /
Music from The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart /
Prelude, Toreador Song, and Habanera (from Carmen) by Georges Bizet /
Finale (from William Tell Overture) by Gioachino Rossini / Infernal Galop (from Orpheus in the Underworld) by Jacques Offenbach
|Did not attend|
|2015||Universal Melodies||Music of Ludwig van Beethoven||Did not attend|
|2016||In Suspense||Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky / Hands of Fate (from Signs) by James Newton Howard /
Ice Dance (from Edward Scissorhands) by Danny Elfman / There's Always a Bigger Demon by Eric Peel
|9th Open Class|
31st World Class
|2017||Sanctuary||Consider the Birds by Ryan George / Blackbird by Paul McCartney /
Freebirds by Scott McAllister / Free Bird by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Caged Bird (poem) by Maya Angelou
|6th Open Class|
28th World Class
|2018||Redemption||Temen Oblak (Dark Clouds) (from The Drop That Contained the Sea) by Christopher Tin /
Bridge over Troubled Water by Paul Simon /
Piano Etude #13, L'escalier du diable (The Devil's Staircase) by György Ligeti /
Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven / Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
|71.275||8th Open Class|
31st World Class
|2019||Break||Beyond by Thomas Bangalter, Christopher Paul Caswell, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Paul Williams Jr. (Daft Punk) /
Don't You Know by Jacob Collier / More Than Just Another Try by Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi (Knower) /
Take Five by Paul Desmond / Impossible Year by Brendon Urie, Sam Hollander, and Jake Sinclair (Panic! at the Disco) /
When the Levee Breaks Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie / Palermo by Marcelo Woloski (Snarky Puppy)
|4th Open Class|
26th World Class
|2020||Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2021||Opted out of competition for the season|
|2022||Spellbound||I Put a Spell On You by Nina Simone / House of the Rising Sun (Traditional) /
Incantation and Dance by John Barnes Chance / Bad Guy by Billie Eilish / Black Magic Woman by Carlos Santana /
Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns
|9th Open Class
30th World Class
References[edit | edit source]
- "Corps". Drum Corps International. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
- Drum Corps International :: Marching Music's Major League™
- Louisiana stars preps for upcoming performances | The Vermilion
- "Vanguard Cadets piece together gold medal-winning comeback". Drum Corps International. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- "Administration & Staff". Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
- "Louisiana Stars". DCX: The Drum Corps Xperience. Retrieved 5 March 2018.