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FIESTA DE MUSICA 2016 SHOW RESULTS

Fiesta de Musica Show Poster - July 23, 2016
Fiesta de Musica
July 23, 2016

Congratulations to Legends Drum and Bugle Corps of Kalamazoo, MI on their win at Fiesta de Musica 2016!

For those attending Fiesta de Musica last evening, it was certainly an eventful event! After the Muchachos performance, everyone was ushered off the field (Crusaders Senior) and out of the stadium as the menacing sky quickly morphed into a full-blown storm, with heavy rain and wild winds forcing all to take shelter. Some two hours later, under much cooler conditions, the show goes on! It looked like no one had left, as everyone moved back into the stands, and we were all entertained by some very talented performers, both young and old.

The Crusaders Senior retook the field as the second corps to perform in exhibition followed by North Star Alumni to close out the exhibition portion of the show.

The results of last evening's DCI Open Class competition:

  1. Legends - 64.400
  2. Spartans - 63.200
  3. 7th Regiment - 61.000
  4. Les Stentors - 48.200

Thank you to all participating Corps, the Muchachos staff, volunteers, Inspire Arts & Music, and the Manchester audience, for making Fiesta de Musica 2016 a great success!

Added: July 24, 2016


JOIN US FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL FIESTA DE MUSICA DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL OPEN CLASS COMPETITION!

Fiesta de Musica Show Poster - July 23, 2016
Fiesta de Musica
July 23, 2016

Come join us Saturday, July 23rd, at Memorial High School's Clem Lemire Sports Complex, 1 Crusader Way in Manchester for our annual Fiesta de Musica drum corps show featuring corps from around the country, and Canada, as they perform during their summer tour. This event also features some of the best and most delicious food trucks from the New England area!

Once again this year, the Fiesta de Musica drum corps show will feature drumline "battles" where drumline ensembles perform head-to-head in competition. There will be three drumline battles at the show.

3:00 PMBox Office Open
4:30 PMGates Open
5:30 PMWelcome and National Anthem
5:40 PMThe Muchachos (all age - exhibition) - Manchester, NH
5:56 PMCrusaders Senior (all age - exhibition) - Boston, MA
6:12 PMNorth Star Alumni (all age - exhibition) - Peabody, MA
6:28 PMIntermission
6:48 PMDrumLine Battle Round
6:56 PMLes Stentors - Sherbrooke, Quebec
7:12 PM7th Regiment - New London, CT
7:28 PMLegends - Kalamazoo, MI
7:44 PMSpartans - Nashua, NH
8:00 PMDrumLine Battle Round
8:10 PMDrumLine Battle Round

Tickets are available through Drum Corps International or by calling the DCI Box Office (317) 275-1212..

Box Office opens at 3:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the gate.

Added: July 16, 2016


COME JOIN THE 2016 MANCHESTER MUCHACHOS

Muchachos soprano player at East Coast Classic - Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA - July 2, 2015
In exhibition at East Coast Classic
Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA
July 2, 2015

Positions are available in all sections, particularly brass, guard and bass drumline, as well as support staff.

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. Our first DCI performance this summer is at Gillette Stadium at Boston Crusaders' East Coast Classic show. Also performing that evening, Saturday, July 2nd are: Boston Crusaders, Bluecoats, The Cadets, Crossmen, Phantom Regiment, Jersey Surf, 7th Regiment, Spartans, and Crusaders Senior.

Next rehearsal is Sunday, April 3rd, 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Brady-Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm St., Manchester, NH.

As a true 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.

If you are a high school or college musician or guard member, or an alumni of a band or drum corps, and are interested in performing in a DCI corps this summer but thought it too expensive or are unable to take the time off to go on tour, you owe it to yourself to check out the Muchachos and see why members return year after year.

Did you know? The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps provides almost everything you need to perform with the Corps: instruments (horns and drums), guard equipment, uniforms (except for personal items like shoes, hats and gloves), transportation to away events, and high-quality instruction. You bring your skills, dedication, willingness to learn (and to have fun), and your enthusiasm. All for a low annual tuition of $200.

JOIN NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! Spring is here and summer is coming, and soon we'll be learning the drill for the field show that goes along with the music we've been rehearsing this past winter and spring. 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 before large audiences at DCI World Class shows, we all get a kick out of being part of something special.

You will spend time around some really nice people with similar interest and love for 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 2016 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 2016 Season rehearsal and performance schedule for times and locations.

Added: March 28, 2016

Permalink: http://www.muchachos.org/2016/03/come-join-the-2016-manchester-muchachos.html


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH
AT BRADY-SULLIVAN TOWER

Muchachos soprano player at East Coast Classic - Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA - July 2, 2015
In exhibition at East Coast Classic
Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA
July 2, 2015

New members welcome!

The Corps will be hosting an open house for prospective new members, parents, friends, and alumni on Sunday, February 7th, from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Brady Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. All are welcome!

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 or percussion and would like to continue performing during the summer? Interested in being a 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 2016 performance season. (You do realize that the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps 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.

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 instruments and equipment. If you have sticks or mallets (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!

REGISTER FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE

Please help us plan for our Open House by letting us know you are coming!

Registering for our Open House through the form below will help us prepare for the best experience possible. There is no obligation to join the Corps through registration or by attending the open house.

If you prefer, you can let us know by sending an email to the Corps Director, Al Gagne.

Note: Submitting the form above will bring you to the CorpsData website. After filling out additional information, you will be brought back to the Muchachos.org website.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us.

Can't make it to the Open House? Check out our Schedule. You are more than welcome to join us at any of our rehearsals.

We look forward to meeting you at our Open House!

Updated: January 25, 2016

Permalink: http://www.muchachos.org/2016/01/open-house-february-7th.html

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


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Muchachos soprano player at East Coast Classic - Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA - July 2, 2015
In exhibition at East Coast Classic
Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA
July 2, 2015

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MUCHACHOS HOSTS ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

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

The Muchachos held its annual awards banquet on Sunday, October 25th, at Brady-Sullivan Tower in Manchester. Members, family, friends, staff, and alumni were on hand to celebrate a successful 2015 season. Awards from each caption were awarded to the following members:

Color Guard

  • Most Improved: Paula Winer
  • Most Valuable Player: Melissa O'Meara

Drum Line

  • Most Improved: Brian Murphy
  • Most Valuable Player: Ken Vachon

Horn Line

  • Most Improved: Alan Soto
  • Most Valuable Player: Nicole Cournoyer

Rookie of the Year

  • Nicole Cournoyer

Pat Provencher Spirit Award

  • Alec Perrotti

Tom Downie Peer Recognition Award

  • Barbara Soto

Muchacho of the Year

  • Jeff Auclair

The Muchachos are already working on their 2016 season program. Rehearsal dates are posted on the Corps' website. Individuals interested in membership are encouraged to join us at our rehearsals or to contact us for information.

Added: October 27, 2015


FIESTA DE MUSICA 2015 SHOW RESULTS

Congratulations to 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of New London, CT on their win at Fiesta de Musica 2015!

After the Muchachos performed the National Anthems for Canada and the United States, and before the competition begin, the all-age corps performed in exhibition before a welcoming audience. First on was the Crusaders Senior Drum and Bugle Corps from Boston, MA, always a crowd favorite. Next, a rare New Hampshire appearance by the always entertaining Bridgemen Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps from Bayonne, NJ. The Bridgemen also performed an encore at the of the evening. Wrapping up the exhibition portion of the show, Manchester's own Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps performed their field show, "Music on a Summer Night". All Corps put on great performances under very warm and humid weather.

Scores and placement:

  1. 7th Regiment - 65.100
  2. Spartans - 63.700
  3. Les Stentors - 53.600

In Drumline Battle, "old school" vs. "new school", Crusaders Senior was deemed winner over Bridgemen in the tightly-contested first battle of the evening. In the second battle, 7th Regiment triumphed over the Spartans in another great showdown. And in the final battle of the evening, the "new school" 7th Regiment prevailed over the "old school" Crusaders Senior.

Thank you to all participating Corps, the Muchachos staff, volunteers, Inspire Arts & Music, and the Manchester audience, for making Fiesta de Musica a great success!

Added: July 19, 2015


DRUMLINE BATTLE AT FIESTA DE MUSIC ON SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015

Come see the Bridgemen Alumni Corps at Fiesta de Musica July 18th
Come see the Bridgemen Alumni
Corps at Fiesta de Musica

"Old" vs. "New" will face off to determine drumline champ!

New this year at Fiesta de Musica drum corps show will be drumline "battles" where drumline ensembles perform head-to-head in competition. There will be three drumline battles at the show. The first battle will be between the Bridgemen Alumni and Crusaders Sr. drumlines and the second will be between the Spartans and 7th Regiment drumlines. The winner of each battle will face off in the final battle of the evening, "Old vs. New".

This is an exciting addition to our annual Fiesta de Musica drum corps show, and we hope you can join us!

Gates open at 4:30 PM. Tickets are available online through Drum Corps International (DCI) or call 1-317-275-1212.

Added: June 29, 2015


DRUM CORPS SHOW JULY 18TH IN MANCHESTER, NH

Come join us Saturday, July 18th, at Memorial High School's Clem Lemire Sports Complex, 1 Crusader Way in Manchester for our annual Fiesta de Musica drum corps show featuring corps from around the country, and Canada, as they perform during their summer tour. This event also features some of the best and most delicious food trucks from the New England area!

Performing Corps:
(Listed in reverse order of performance)

  • Spartans - Nashua, NH
  • 7th Regiment - New London, CT
  • Les Stentors - Sherbrooke, ONT
  • The Muchachos - Manchester, NH
  • Bridgemen Alumni - Bayone, NJ
  • Crusaders Senior - Boston, MA

Featured Food Trucks:

  • The Whoo(pie) Wagon
  • Wow Barbecue
  • Trolley Dogs
  • Holly's Kona Ice
  • Away Cafe

Gates open at 4:30 PM. Tickets are available online through Drum Corps International (DCI) or call 1-317-275-1212.

Fiesta de Musica Drum and Bugle Corps Show July 18, 2015

Click on poster for high-res version.

Added: June 22, 2015


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Added: March 24, 2015


DRUM CORPS HOSTS ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

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

The Muchachos held its annual awards banquet on Sunday, November 16th, at Brady-Sullivan Tower in Manchester. Members, family, friends, staff, and alumni were on hand to celebrate a successful 2014 season. Awards from each caption were awarded to the following members:

Color Guard

  • Most Improved: Paula Winer
  • Most Valuable Player: Ashley Soto

Drum Line

  • Most Improved: Brandon Logan
  • Most Valuable Player: Matt Bevis

Horn Line

  • Most Improved: Madalyn Henderson
  • Most Valuable Player: John Kelly

Rookie of the Year

  • Madalyn Henderson

Pat Provencher Spirit Award

  • Ron Cloutier

Tom Downie Peer Recognition Award

  • Melissa O'Meara
    Jen Raiche
    Al Gagne

Muchacho of the Year

  • Dale Kenney

The Muchachos are already working on the 2015 season program. Rehearsal dates are posted on the Corps' website. Individuals interested in membership are encouraged to join us at our rehearsals or to contact us for information.

Added: November 17, 2014


MUCHACHOS FEATURED ON NH CHRONICLE SEGMENT

New Hampshire Chronicle captured the corps in action this past summer. The segment aired Thursday, October 2nd on WMUR Channel 9. Watch the segment online here.

Updated: October 19, 2014


MUCHACHOS PREPARE FOR 2015 PERFORMANCE SEASON

The Muchachos kick off their preparation for the 2015 performance season with the first rehearsal session scheduled for Sunday, October 19th from 12:30 to 5PM at their headquarters in the Brady-Sullivan Tower at 1750 Elm Street in downtown Manchester. There are openings in all sections of the corps and this would be a great time for anyone interested in learning what the drum & bugle corps activity is all about to stop by during rehearsal and even try their hand at playing a 3-valved bugle with the horn line, twirling flags with the color guard or perhaps a chance to try your hand at drumming in either the marching percussion or the front ensemble section.

Members of the management and instructional staffs will be on hand to answer questions and give an overview on the corps' plans and goals for the upcoming season.

The Muchachos are especially interested in any former drum corps alumni as well as past or current members of any area high school or college bands and color guards stopping by to visit and hopefully become part of the Muchachos Drum Corps family.

Please contact us using our web form or call us at (978) 743-9584 if you have any questions or for more information.

Added: September 27, 2014


FIESTA DE MUSICA 2014 SHOW RESULTS

7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of New London, CT and Spartans of Nashua, NH tie for first place at the Muchachos' 8th annual Fiesta de Musica.

Before the competition started, the Defenders and the Muchachos performed in exhibition before a welcoming audience. The Muchachos performed their field show, "Music on a Summer Night". All Corps put on great performances under partly sunny skies.

Scores and placement:

  1. Spartans - 75.500
  2. 7th Regiment - 75.500
  3. Legends - 72.600
  4. Racine Scouts - 60.400
  5. Les Stentors - 60.100

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 20, 2014


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 7 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 8th 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 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


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