The 2018 Arsenal brass and percussion assembled January 19th through January 21st at Volcano Vista High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over the three days the brass section worked on the first two movements of our 2018 production, while the battery focused on unification of technique and approach. The front ensemble experimented with an early […]
Arsenal Performing Arts is pleased to welcome an entirely new battery staff for the 2018 season. Regarding the change, corps director J. Spenser Lotz said “We’re very excited to welcome a number of new staff members to the team this season, but we’re especially excited about the new battery staff that will be joining us. […]
Arsenal Performing Arts is incredibly excited to announce our 2018 Design Team. Bill Spencer-Pierce – Brass Arranger Best known as arranger and consultant to marching band programs, Spencer-Pierce has served some seventy school districts, having written hundreds of band arrangements for groups of all ability levels and sizes. His writing is informed by thirty years […]
Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2018 Caption Heads. Brass Caption Head: Rusty Briel Charles Russel “Rusty” Briel has been professionally involved in music education for 38 years, serving for 15 of those years as Executive Director of the Indiana State School Music Association. Rusty joined Arsenal’s Instructional staff midway through the […]
Last year, Arsenal took over the Duke City Drum-Off, an Albuquerque based marching percussion competition. We adopted the DrumLine Battle format from Drum Corps International, and in the process transformed the event into a more approachable experience for performers and audience members alike. Overall, we were very pleased with how the day turned out and […]
Arsenal was the first competitive ensemble to take the field at the Drum Corps International Southwestern Championship in San Antonio on July 22nd. Opening with a flamboyant trumpet solo rendition of our State song, ‘O Fair New Mexico’, Arsenal set the standard for SoundSport at the event, with DCI’s Dan Potter remarking “what a way […]
Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to present the 2017 student leadership team: Ryan Paquin as Drum Major, Beth Ann Nielsen as Horn Sergeant, and Casey Tessier as Center Snare!