Guardians drum and bugle corps 2021 Update
The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps intends to operate a 2021 summer program and attend a tentative DCI event in Indianapolis. We will hold off on a final decision about traveling to Indianapolis until a detailed plan of activities and safety guidelines/policy is released. Regardless of whether we end up attending this event or not, Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps will operate a drum corps/marching arts program in 2021 with plans to rehearse and perform regionally.
Over the last several months, the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps have been receiving updates from Drum Corps International and its world class voting membership about the plans for a coordinated operation in 2021. From these updates, we have been working through different models that we could offer our members, with every 2021 operational model at Guardians being constructed with safety policies to promote the safest and least restrictive environment possible. We plan to strictly enforce the guidelines set by the CDC and local governments, but also plan to enact a series of our own policies that we hope can add improved levels of prevention and response. During times of increased concern, we will also be offering alternative ways to participate in our program virtually so that anyone who does not feel comfortable attending an in-person camp may still audition and participate in our 2021 production. We believe that these policies will allow Guardians to still provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is both safe and fulfilling to our mission.
In the meantime, the drum corps of Texas are actively working together to create performance opportunities for our members and the communities we serve and can say we WILL participate in a “Texas Tour” this Summer for our members. The corps are supporting each other with resources, concepts, and ideas, all of which are designed to ensure members and staff of all Texas drum corps are provided a summer of life-enriching educational experiences and unique performances in 2021. Together, we are committed to the positive promotion of the drum corps activity and our organizations in Texas.
Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps looks forward to 2021 and welcomes anyone looking to join a safe, education-centric, and forward-thinking drum corps program. You can find specific information about auditions, spring rehearsals, and summer plans on our website. Also, fill out an interest form or join the 2021 Guardians Interest Group on Facebook to stay up to date as the information becomes available.