MUCHACHOS NEWS

INSPIRE ARTS & MUSIC JOINS THE MUCHACHOS FOR FIESTA DE MUSICA 2014

Fiesta de Musica

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
Memorial High School’s Clem Lemire Sports Complex

Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is excited to announce a brand new partnership with The Muchachos Drum & Bugle Corps in 2014. This July, IAM and The Muchachos will bring you, Fiesta De Musica, a DCI Open Class Show, in Manchester, New Hampshire! Fiesta De Musica is a wonderful opportunity for drum corps fans to see Open Class corps from around the country perform during their summer tour.

As Muchachos Corps Director Al Gagne stated, “The Muchachos have hosted this show independently for the last 6 years, and this affiliation with IAM will allow growth in the show's visibility and enhance the Muchachos efforts to continue to provide the only current Open Class venue in New England. IAM's reputation and sponsorship of other activities in the music and performing arts will add resources not available to an organization of the Muchachos size. We look forward to a continuation of this relationship and a very successful 7th year of the Fiesta de Musica.”

Fiesta De Musica, the home show for The Muchachos, is known for its fun atmosphere and great entertainment each and every year. VIP Seats start at $15! Don’t miss this fantastic evening of drum corps in New England as we feature talent from all ages!

Ticket information:
Starting March 17th, tickets are available through Drum Corps International www.dci.org/tickets or by calling the DCI Box Office 317.275.1212

About Inspire Arts & Music
IAM provides performance opportunities for over 20,000 students each year in the New England area through programs and festivals. Visit the Inspire Arts & Music website at www.iaminspired.org for additional information.

About The Muchachos
The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps exists as a non-profit educational organization, composed of youth and adult members, dedicated to learning the music and performing arts in the style of Drum and Bugle Corps.

Contact Info
Whitney Medworth
Inspire Arts & Music
617.268.4600/wmedworth@crusaders.com

Added: March 23, 2014


COME JOIN THE 2014 MANCHESTER MUCHACHOS!

Horn Players on the Field

The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps of Manchester, NH is a Drum Corps International (DCI) all-age corps performing in exhibition at the same shows as the elite corps of DCI. The Corps is looking to add to its brass, percussion and color guard sections for the 2014 performance season.

As an all-age corps, members range from 14 years old up through retirement age. While many members have performed previously—with other drum corps, including DCI Open and World Class corps, and with college and high school bands—the Muchachos is a teaching corps, dedicated to providing musical, color guard and marching instruction to all interested in drum corps performing arts.

Positions are available in all sections, particularly brass and guard, as well as support staff. We would love for you to join us, for a single season or for many. We take ourselves seriously (but not too seriously) and enjoy performing in front of both large and small audiences. Whether we are playing for the special needs children at Camp Fatima or big crowds at DCI World Class shows, we all get a kick out of being part of something special.

We offer you the opportunity to learn or improve your marching, playing and music abilities. We provide instruments; musical and guard instruction from our talented instructional staff; uniforms; and bus transportation for away gigs. You will spend time around some really nice people with similar interest and love of music, and you will get to experience the excitement of performing in a group with a high quality show in front of adoring crowds!

Interested in being a 2014 member of the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps?

Fill out an applicant interest form or contact us for more information or to speak with someone regarding membership. See our 2014 Season rehearsal and performance schedule for times and locations.

Updated: March 18, 2014

Permalink: http://www.muchachos.org/2013/09/come-join-the-2014-manchester-muchachos.html


OPEN HOUSE TO BE HELD SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH
AT BRADY-SULLIVAN TOWER

Contra players at East Coast Classic - Lawrence, MA - August 6, 2010
In exhibition at East Coast Classic
Lawrence, MA - August 6, 2010

New members welcome!

The Corps will be hosting an open house for prospective new members on Sunday, February 9th, from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Brady Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Have you ever wanted to join a drum corps but are not sure how? Are you a current musician or a musician who has not played in awhile? Do you perform in a winter guard and would like to continue performing during the summer? Interested in being a 2014 member of the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps?

Like any other drum corps, the Muchachos is looking to add to its membership for the upcoming 2014 performance season. (You do realize that the Muchachos performs a field show at Drum Corps International competitions!)

Come learn about the Corps, talk with staff, get your questions answered, watch--or even participate--in the day's rehearsal to see what drum corps is all about. The Muchachos is an all-age Corps, open to both youth (ages 14* and up) and adults.

Previous music and marching experience with a drum corps or a band is helpful but is not a requirement for membership. The Muchachos is a teaching organization, dedicated to providing musical, guard and marching instruction to all interested in drum corps performing arts.

A number of current and former members have previously performed or have gone on to perform with World and Open Class Drum Corps International (DCI) corps.

Participate for the day!

Are you interested in participating at the Open House, either with the drum line, horn line or color guard? The Corps will supply all instruments and equipment. If you have sticks (drummers) or a mouthpiece (brass players), please feel free to bring them. For color guard practice, we have flags and rifles or you can bring your own!

Any questions? Feel free to contact us.

We look forward to meeting you at our Open House!

Added: January 16, 2014

*Youth under the age of 14 may be eligible to participate in the parade Corps.


FIESTA DE MUSICA 2013 SHOW RESULTS

Congratulations to 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of New London, CT on their win at Fiesta de Musica 2013!

Before the competition started, the Muchachos performed their field show, "From Fire to Cool," in exhibition before a welcoming audience. All Corps put on great performances despite the hot weather.

Scores and placement:

  1. 7th Regiment - 79.20
  2. Spartans - 78.90
  3. Legends - 76.20
  4. Raiders - 72.70
  5. Les Stentors - 63.90

Thank you to all participating Corps, the Muchachos staff, the volunteers, and to the Manchester audience, for making Fiesta de Musica an entertaining success!

Added: July 21, 2013


FIESTA DE MUSICA 2013

Fiesta de Musica 2010 - July 18, 2010
Fiesta de Musica 2010
July 18, 2010

The Muchachos 7th annual home show, Fiesta de Musica, will take place Saturday, July 20, 2013, 5:30 PM at Memorial High School's Clem Lemire Sports Complex, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Tickets will be available at the gate.

The following Corps are currently scheduled to appear (not in order of appearance):

  • 7th Regiment - New London, CT
  • Legends - Kalamazoo, MI
  • Les Stentors - Sherbrooke, QU
  • Raiders - Wayne, NJ
  • Spartans - Nashua, NH
  • The Muchachos - Manchester, NH (in exhibition)

Fiesta de Musica is a Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class competition, featuring Open Class drum and bugle corps with talented performers under the age of 23.

(Tickets purchased online after Wednesday, July 10th, will be held at the "will call" station for pick up on the day of the show.)

Updated: July 19, 2013


COME JOIN US!

Fiesta de Musica 2010 - July 18, 2010
Fiesta de Musica 2010
July 18, 2010

SEEKING ADDITIONAL MEMBERS FOR 2013 SEASON

The Muchachos are preparing to take the field for their 7th season as an all-age affiliate member corps of Drum Corps International (DCI) and are looking to add to its membership.

Are you a current or former musician? Do you play a brass or woodwind instrument? Would you like to learn?

Previous music and marching experience with a drum corps or a band is helpful but is not a requirement for membership. The Muchachos is a teaching organization, dedicated to providing musical, guard and marching instruction to all interested in drum corps performing arts.

As an all-age Corps, the Muchachos' membership is open to both youth (ages 14* and up) and adults. Current members come from all walks of life and musical backgrounds, including former World and Open Class alumni, current high school and college musicians, and former drum corps and band members.

New for the 2013 season is the addition of a visual designer to the staff. The Muchachos are one of the few all-age corps to perform a field show in exhibition at DCI World and Open Class competitions.

The February 24th rehearsal has been cancelled due to the snowstorm. Our next scheduled rehearsal is Sunday, March 10th from 10:30 PM to 5 PM at Brady-Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm Street, Manchester, NH. Please come visit us, watch us rehearse or even play with us!

Any questions? Feel free to contact us using our web form or call us at (978) 743-9584.

Updated: February 23, 2013

Permalink: http://www.muchachos.org/2013/02/come-join-us-muchachos-seeking-additional-members-2013.html

*Youth under the age of 14 may be eligible to participate in the parade Corps.


MUCHACHOS MARCHING IN MANCHESTER PARADE

Banner and A-Line in the Fall River Parade 2010

The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps returns to the Spirit of New Hampshire Christmas Parade line up Saturday, December 1st.

The parade starts at 4 PM at the Brady-Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm Street, and ends just past Veteran's Park.

This annual parade is one of the state's largest float parades, with marching bands, drum corps and of course, Santa Claus!

The Muchachos is a non-profit educational organization, composed of youth and adult members. The Corps is dedicated to music education, learning and performing arts in the style of drum and bugle corps. New members always welcome!

Come see us, and all the fine organizations, at the Spirit of NH Christmas Parade!

Added: November 24, 2012

Permalink: http://www.muchachos.org/2012/11/muchachos-marching-in-manchester-parade.html


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FREE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST!

Open House October 21, 2012

Interested in being a 2013 member of the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps? Interested in learning more?

The Corps will be hosting an open house and information session on Sunday, October 21st, from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Brady Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Like any other drum corps, the Muchachos is looking to add to its brass, percussion, and color guard sections for the upcoming 2013 performance season. (You do realize that the Muchachos performs a field show!)

Come learn about the Corps, talk with staff, get your questions answered, watch or even participate in the day's rehearsal session to see what drum corps is all about. The Muchachos is an all-age Corps, open to both youth (ages 14* and up) and adults.

Come play with the Corps on the 21st for free!

New for this year's Open House is the opportunity for you to play along with the Muchachos during your visit. Before October 21st, you'll be able to download sheet music for "Ponteio" so that you can see what the Corps will be playing. Sign up on our Membership page (no obligation to join) and we will send you an email when the music is ready to download. Come to the Open House early and we'll set you up with an instrument before rehearsal starts at 1 PM.

Individuals interested in color guard are also welcomed to rehearse with the guard for the day.

Previous music and marching experience with a drum corps or a band is helpful but is not a requirement for membership. The Muchachos is a teaching organization, dedicated to providing musical, guard and marching instruction to all interested in drum corps performing arts.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us. Are you interested in participating at the Open House, either with the drum line, horn line or color guard? If you have sticks (drummers) or a mouthpiece (brass players), please bring them. For practicing with the guard, we have flags and rifles or you can bring your own!

Have you ever wanted to join a Drum Corps but are not sure how? Are you a current musician or a musician who has not played in awhile? Do you perform in a winter guard and would like to continue performing during the summer? Interested in being a 2013 member of the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps? Visit our Membership page and get the ball rolling!

We look forward to meeting you at our Open House!

Added: September 28, 2012

Permalink: http://www.muchachos.org/2012/09/free-open-house-october-21st.html

*Youth under the age of 14 may be eligible to participate in the parade Corps.


MUCHACHOS FORMING TEAM FOR BLOOD DRIVE

Come join the "Muchachos Team" and help save lives!

The Corps is forming a team for the 29th Annual Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive as part of the Corporate Challenge. Corps members, staff, alumni, family, friends, and fans are invited to join the "Muchachos Team" and donate blood on Wednesday, August 29th, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Gail Singer is the late wife of Gary Singer, one of the owners of Merchants Automotive Group. The Singer Family has been involved in the Greater Manchester community for over 50 years. Their service to the community has helped many throughout New Hampshire, including the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps. Let's support their effort to hold one of the largest blood drives in New England by forming a large "Muchachos Team" and donating blood on the August 29th.

To donate as a member of the "Muchachos Team," contact Corps Director Al Gagne to put your name on the roster.

At the blood drive check-in, just mention that you are on the "Muchachos Team" in order to be tallied with the correct group. Each Corporate Challenge team member will receive a commemorative t-shirt, refreshments, entertainment, and donor appreciation bag. Each team will also be entered in a raffle to receive the opportunity to attend a very special reception.

Right now, there is an emergency need for blood donors. Donations are down more than 10 percent across the country resulting in 50,000 fewer pints of blood than expected. To learn more about donating blood, visit the American Red Cross website. A donation appointment is not required but is strongly encouraged. Make your appointment for August 29th by clicking here and entering Sponsor Code 3491 for August 29th. You can also make an appointment by calling (603) 625-1951.

Join the "Muchachos Team" and be a hero!

Added: July 18, 2012

Permalink: http://www.muchachos.org/2012/06/muchachos-forming-team-for-blood-drive.html


FIESTA DE MUSICA 2012 SHOW RESULTS

Congratulations to Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps of Nashua, NH on their win at Fiesta de Musica 2012!

It was an extremely hot day and the threat of rain and storms remained into the evening hours. Luckily, only a few drops fell as the show neared the end. Great performances by all the competing Corps. They really stepped it up for the competition.

Scores and placement:

  1. Spartans - 79.20
  2. 7th Regiment - 78.90
  3. Raiders - 71.80
  4. Les Stentors - 53.50

Plus an entertaining performance by Amoskeag Sound Mini Corps to start the show followed by the Muchachos, one of a few all-age exhibition Corps to perform a full field show. All in all, a really great day for Drum Corps!

Added: July 16, 2012


MUCHACHOS HOST DRUM CORPS SHOW JULY 15TH

Fiesta de Musica 2010 - July 18, 2010
Fiesta de Musica 2010
July 18, 2010

Entertainment for the entire family!

Please join us as we host our 6th annual Drum Corps International Open Class Competition, Fiesta de Musica, on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Memorial High School's Clem Lemire Sports Complex, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, New Hampshire, beginning at 5:30 PM.

Performing corps: (Links open in a new window.)

This year's show features a special appearance by Amoskeag Sound Mini Corps that you won't want to miss!

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12.

Tickets will be available at the gate.

Bring family and friends and come cheer on these dedicated performers while supporting the drum corps activity! See you at the show!

Updated: July 13, 2012

Permalink: http://www.muchachos.org/2012/06/muchachos-host-drum-corps-show-july-15.html


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