May Pre-Season Update
Fusion had a very exciting winter. Our own Fusion Winter Guard competed in finals at the WGI Championships held in Dayton Ohio and placed 10th in the World. This was an incredible honor to make finals in their first year at World Championships. FWG was led by Rob Watson and his amazing, very talented staff of instructors which include Tim McLaughlin, Carlos Diaz, Kerri Newlander, Fain King, Lia Grauch, Jackie Yurkin, Aaron Startzman, Rich Kim, Mimi Ward and Chris Eddy. And, we're excited to welcome our winter (Fusion "Cold") team back to another unforgettable season with Fusion "HOT" ...our nickname for Fusion's Core's summer guard.
We were also very excited for our Percussion Caption Head Jamie Szienberg and the Fusion members of his team which include Paul Levitan, Brandon Manzi and Dave Gordon, for taking the GOLD with their indoor drumline, FLIP.......Fairlawn Indoor Percussion.
We also have several members who are going on to march with DCI this summer. The corps include Blue Coats, Cadets, Carolina Crown, Cavaliers, Oregon Crusaders, Phantom Regiment and Santa Clara Vanguard. We wish them safe travels and an exciting summer.
As the marching arts activity grows and our member's age drops, the involvement in several different types of programs makes it tough at times throughout the winter and spring, but that didn't stop Fusion. During our last April Camp weekend, we did a full corps ensemble of the opener and the members showed the staff that they are ready for summer to begin.
Fusion will have a mini tour this summer over the Fourth of July weekend. Five days of parades, competition, rehearsal and some fun down at the Baltimore Harbor. This will definately be a good time!! We also added Williamsport to our schedule. We're looking forward to checking out the 2018 location of DCA's Championship competition.
Our friends and family day is tentatively scheduled for June 11th. Location and times TBA shortly. We still have a few openings in brass. One trumpet, three baritones, and two tubas. We also are looking for a synth player and a rack player.
This is a great show led by a highly talented staff. If you're interested in being part of Fusion's 2017 production "Connexion", please do not hesitate to check us out. Check our schedule for the latest updates and rehearsal schedule at www.fusioncorenj.com. It's not too late to be a part of it.