The Tampa Bay Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce that they will be competing in DCA A Class competition for the 2013 season.
The corps is currently almost full and the production schedule is far ahead of 2011 at this point and time. We are just 10 days away from heading out of town for a 4 day camp to complete the 2013 program over Memorial Day weekend.
The administration made the decision to declare A Class status for the best interest of the organization and membership, putting an end to membership that cannot fulfill their time & financial commitment to the drum corps schedule obligations.
“I see this as a good responsible decision for the Thunder now and for the future. Students these days take part in so many activities and it seems that drum corps always is expected to let them slide on tuition and rehearsals, this will not be tolerated here”, states James Newman, President. “We have a great program and a talented group of 65 performing, responsible members that should make this year’s DCA World Championships very interesting.”
The 2013 Tampa Bay Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps will be fielding 30 brass, 12 guard, 23 percussion. This year’s program “Seasonal Celebrations” will be one you want to see!
Tampa Bay Thunder is offering a ticket/bus package for those looking to attend DCI Atlanta on Sunday July 28th. Ticket packages are $65 and include a ticket to DCI Atlanta and a seat on a bus to and from Atlanta. First 55 seats, first come first serve. This offer is open to everyone, not just members. A waiting list will be created after the first 55 seats have been sold. The bus will be leaving after Night of Thunder has commenced.
11:45pm - Depart Tampa (Saturday evening)
8:00-9:00am - Arrival in Atlanta, the bus will stop for breakfast
10:00-11:00am - Drop off at Dome
10:00-11:00pm - Bus departs for Tampa (after retreat has commenced)
7:00-8:00am - Arrive back in Tampa (Monday morning)
You can purchase your ticket via paypal by clicking the following link.