Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps

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Louisiana Stars
Drum and Bugle Corps
File:Louisiana Stars Drum & Bugle Corps logo.png
LocationLafayette, Louisiana
DivisionOpen Class
DirectorAaron Theall
Uniform(2017) Red jacket, purple on lower left, w/red collar & shoulder wings & black trimmed white on red star point
Red & white sash
Black pants
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.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

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Sources: [2][3][4]

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. [5]

Sponsorship[edit | edit source]

The Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) musical organization and is co-sponsored by the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.[6]

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.

Year Theme Repertoire Score DCI Placement
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]

  1. "Corps". Drum Corps International. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. Drum Corps International :: Marching Music's Major League™
  3. Louisiana stars preps for upcoming performances | The Vermilion
  4. https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaStarsDrumCorps
  5. "Vanguard Cadets piece together gold medal-winning comeback". Drum Corps International. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  6. "Administration & Staff". Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  7. "Louisiana Stars". DCX: The Drum Corps Xperience. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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