DCI Events


  Drum Corps International Tour Events
          Sponsored by the Legends Performing Arts Association

Legends Drum Corps Open
Kalamazoo, MI

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Featuring: Legends, 7th Regiment, Coastal Surge, Genesis
                 Les Stentors, Raiders, Vanguard Cadets

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Legends Drum Corps Invitational
Troy, MI

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Featuring: Legends, 7th Regiment, Coastal Surge, 
                 Genesis, Raiders, Vanguard Cadets

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Fuel Up Legends - Food/Fuel Campaign



From now until August 9 support Legends by making a tax-deductible donation for our annual "Fuel Up Legends - Food/Fuel Campaign." Help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 which will be matched dollar for dollar by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation. 

Legends is currently on DCI Tour on until August 9 where we will give 20+ performances and travel 7000 miles. As we come into this final stretch, we are seeking your support to help "Fuel Up Legends." 92 youth performers plus 30 staff and volunteers will be with us during tour and it takes a large amount of food and fuel to keep this performing unit strong and ready to entertain. Consider contributing at our giving levels below in which you can contribute some miles to get our fleet down the road, bread or PB/J for the day, perhaps a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack, or even take care of helping our fuel/food operation for the day.

Join us in helping to "Fuel Up Legends" and know that your contribution continues to impact the lives of young people in the pursuit of excellence. Visit our campaign page for more details and how to give: www.youcaring.com/fueluplegends

Ibe Sodawalla
Executive Director/CEO

Legends 2014 presents “La Cathédrale”

Legends 2014 presents “La Cathédrale”

Inspired by the novel "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett, “La Cathédrale” explores spirituality and community through the story of a cathedral—and the people who worship in it. With the music of Claude Debussy providing the backdrop, the first movement begins with the early church struggling for a foothold in the pagan society of ancient Rome. In movement two, David Gillingham provides the soundtrack as believers begin to build the cathedral. Eric Whitacre’s music helps the congregation exalt in movement three, before the glorious finale—underscored by John Rutter—as the Cathedral becomes a centerpiece for the entire community.
Music Selections include:
“The Sunken Cathedral” by Claude Debussy
“Stained Glass” by David Gillingham
“Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre
“Gloria, Mvt. 3 (Vivace e ritmico)” by John Rutter
Design Team includes:
Ron Hardin, Program Coordinator/Drill Designer
Ibe Sodawalla, Brass Arranger
Landon Ewers, Percussion Composer
Jonathan Meader, Guard Designer
To see Legends this summer at a DCI event near you, visit www.legendspaa.org/drumcorps/tour.

Congratulations Legends Percussion on a great season!


Congratulations Legends Percussion on finishing in 10th place at WGI Independent Open Finals with a score of 88.7. 

Thank you to all of our volunteers, parents, and supporters for your dedication and continued support of Legends!  We appreciate all of your help and support throughout the season!

Legends Drum Majors Announced


Congratulations to our two new drum majors for the 2014 season: Noah Koch and Claire Miller.

“We have established a foundation of excellence and build great leaders at Legends,” says Ibe Sodawalla, Executive Director/CEO. “Noah and Claire bring all the qualities we look for as a leader and I am proud of all their efforts and contributions as members.”

Noah Koch is a mathematics major at Indiana Weslyan University. This will be his 7th year performing with Legends.

Claire Miller is a music education and secondary math education major at Western Michigan University. This will be her 4th year performing with Legends and will also be her age-out season.

Legends past two drum majors have received the DCI Jim Jones Leadership Award as the most outstanding Open Class drum major. Kelly Koch in 2009 and Jenna Wojdula in 2013.