Legends Drum & Bugle Corps News

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.

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.