Youth In The Arts Will Continue Fundraising Efforts To Launch A New Corps in The Boston Area
Maybe its the economic times or maybe we just didn't work hard enough to develop sufficient membership for reentry in 2012. Whatever the reason, we are unable to field the East Coast Jazz this year.
Sadly there will not be a competitive corps from Massachusetts this year. It seems quite unbelievable when you think of all the corps in Massachusetts over the last five decades.
Perhaps we should leave it at that but it seems a shame that future students will always have to travel to Connecticut or New Hampshire or further to join a drum corps.
We have not completely given up on the idea of a Boston area, competitive drum corps. We will continue explore the possibilities of establishing a well financed corps.
In the meantime we will be working to raise the cash needed to buy musical instruments and new uniforms.
LUCKY DUCK ROUND UP
Over 600 Lucky Ducks were launched into Fellsmere Pond, Malden on Saturday August 18th as part of the Lucky Duck Roundup. Despite the rainy weather dozens of people showed up to watch. Over 100 ducks were adopted at the scene.
Fourteen ducks were "rescued" and prizes ranging from a large screen HD TV to a dinner cruise on the Boston Harbor Ship Oddysey were awarded.
Many thanks for the assistance of Karen Salhany, Werndy Misuiais, Maya Richards and Samantha Brown of Triangle; and Tim Hebert, Tom Chopelas, Jeff Koraschyk and Linda Chopelas of Youth In The Arts.
The Roundup was a financial success. We learned a lot from this first event and look forward to greater success in 2013.
Watch for the 2013 Lucky Duck Roundup.