Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps

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Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps
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LocationOregon, Wisconsin
DivisionOpen Class
DirectorRebecca Compton-Allen

Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Oregon, Wisconsin, Shadow competes in Drum Corps International (DCI).[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The Oregon High School Summer Marching Band began competing in 1972 as a charter member of the Mid-American Competing Band Directors Association (MACBDA). The band competed in the MACBDA every summer through 2015, changing its name to the Shadow Armada in 2008. In the Spring of 2016, the band changed directions and applied for membership in DCI. After an evaluation of the organization's resources, staff, and plans, on May 18, 2016, the unit was approved to compete as an Open Class drum and bugle corps under its new name of Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps.[2]

Although several corps formerly were or currently are sponsored by colleges or universities, Shadow is the first DCI corps sponsored by a high school.[2] In late October, 2020 Shadow announced that, through an updated partnership between the sponsoring organizations, membership would be opened to "anyone eligible to participate in DCI."[3]

Sponsorship[edit | edit source]

The corps is sponsored by the Oregon School District and Shadow Marching Arts., a registered non-profit 501 (c)(3) musical organization. The corps director is Rebecca Compton-Allen. The organizations also sponsor the Shadow Indoor Percussion Ensemble and two Shadow winter guard units.[4]

Show summary (2016–2022)[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
2016 This Mortal Coil Fantasia in G by Timothy Mahr / Concerto for Saxophone Quartet by Philip Glass /
Salm O "Dewi Sant (from Adiemus IV) by Karl Jenkins / Sonata for Trombone and Piano by Eric Ewazen
13th Open Class
35th World Class
2017 Atreyu Music from The NeverEnding Story by Klaus Doldinger and Giorgio Moroder /
Salva Me by Robert Prizeman / Dies Irae by Karl Jenkins
13th Open Class
37th World Class
2018 The Body Celestial Shine by Michael Markowski / The Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional) adapted by Christopher M. Nelson /
Aurora Awakes by John Mackey
63.925 12th Open Class
37th World Class
2019 Sonnets to Orpheus Keyboard Suite in D minor by George Frideric Handel / Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven /
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck / Anvil by Lorn / Overture & New World by Björk
10th Open Class
32nd World Class
2020 Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Superconductor Shadow did not perform live at DCI events in 2021
2022 Corps inactive

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Corps". Drum Corps International. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "New Open Class corps approved for '16 DCI Tour". Drum Corps International. 2016-05-18.
  3. Corps News and Announcements. Drum Corps International. 30 October 2020.
  4. "About". Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  5. "Shadow". DCX: The Drum Corps Xperience. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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