2017 Santa Clara Vanguard
Alumni Corps

In honor of Vanguard’s upcoming 50th anniversary, the organization is fielding an Alumni Corps in 2017! This exciting, once in a generation show will include music from all eras of SCV history dating from the late 60’s through 2014. Make sure to catch their performances at DCI West at Stanford Stadium on June 25, and at DCI Semifinals in Indianapolis on August 11!

FOOD FUND:

Alumni Corps members have the option to sign up for a meal plan at the May rehearsal camp weekend. For a payment of $15, we will provide three meals that weekend: lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday. This payment is NOT A DONATION. Any additional amount over $15 will be accepted as donation toward the general Alumni Food Fund.

Click the “Pay Now” button below to sign up for the May Camp Meal Plan and pay $15.00.

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Click the “Donate” button below to make an additional donation toward the general Alumni Food Fund.

REQUIREMENTS:

Option 1 – Stanford Standstill Performance only:

  • You will be required to attend the 3 days immediately preceding the Stanford performance (6/22/17 -6/24/17) and one of the spring camps (Feb or May);
    • February – Optional but highly recommended
    • May – Optional but highly recommended
    • June (Stanford) – Mandatory
  • Performance fee of $50.00, which includes a specially designed polo shirt for the performance.
  • Color Guard: Due to the visual nature of the color guard and the various sections and eras that are being presented, the Stanford show will not be a complete standstill performance, but will move sections in and out of the spotlight.  This makes it necessary for the time commitment for those who wish to perform only at the Stanford show to be 6/19-6/23/17.

Option 2 – Stanford plus DCI Performance:

  • You are required to attend 3 out of the 4 scheduled camps shown below, with the camps immediately preceding Stanford and DCI to be MANDATORY.
    • February – Optional but highly recommended
    • May – Optional but highly recommended
    • June (Stanford) – Mandatory
    • August (DCI) – Mandatory
  • Performance fee of $300.00, which will include the specially designed polo shirt for the Stanford performance, DCI uniform pants, tunic, hat, color guard uniforms, silks, drumsticks, mallets and housing for finals. Does Not Include shoes or gloves. The organization is looking at options to subsidize food costs during finals week.
  • Color Guard: For those going to DCI, the commitment will be the week immediately preceding Stanford and the camp days preceding DCI.  You are required to attend either the February or May camp, but we HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you to attend both if you wish to have a specific spot.

 

FINALS TRANSPORTATION/HOUSING:

  • Flights to finals – We encourage everyone to play in on Monday, August 7th or as early as possible on August 8th to maximize your rehearsal time. The closest airport is the Indianapolis Airport (IND).
  • Transportation from housing site to the performance – The organization will be supplying the transportation to the performance and returning to the housing site on Friday night. No transportation will be provided on any other days.
    • No airport shuttles
    • No transportation on Saturday to SoundSport (Possible performance)
  • Housing/Rehearsal – Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds – 1900 East Main Street, Danville, IN 46122
    • The housing/rehearsal facility will be available from 8am on Tuesday, August 8th to 8am on Saturday, August 12th
    • This will be CORPS STYLE HOUSING, you will be expected to provide your own sleeping gear.
    • Showers – There are two locker rooms with communal showers.
    • Parking – There is parking available
  • Food – The organization will be providing food for the corps during finals week. We will need volunteers! Please send all volunteers to volunteer@scvanguard.org

UPCOMING DATES

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2017

Rehearsal Camp (San Jose, CA)

Monday, June 19 – Sunday June 25, 2017

Rehearsal Camp & DCI West (Stanford, CA)

Tuesday, August 8 – Friday, August 11, 2017

Rehearsal & DCI Semifinals (Indianapolis, IN)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Any current or former member who has completed one full season with the Vanguard, Vanguard Cadets, Vanguard Winter Guard, Vanguard Winter Percussion or the B-Corps is eligible to participate in the 2017 Alumni Corps.

The deadline to sign up for the 2017 Alumni Corps has been extended to January 1, 2017!

You can sign up for the 2017 Santa Clara Vanguard Alumni Corps by filling out THIS form!

Scott Pierson, Vanguard Alumni & HOF member has volunteered to lead the 2017 Alumni Corps. Scott’s leadership is backed by a number of volunteers in each section who will be working to organize rehearsals, arrange music, etc.

Depending on your level of participation, the price will vary. For those who wish to only take part in the Stanford standstill performance, the performance fee will be $50.00 which includes a specially designed polo shirt for the performance.

If you wish to take part in both the Stanford standstill and DCI field show performances, your performance fee will be $300.00 which includes the specially designed polo shirt, dci uniform pants, tunic, hat, color guard uniforms, silks, drumsticks, and mallets. (Does not include shoes or gloves.)

Yes, all Alumni are responsible for their transportation, housing and food on Alumni Corps camp weekends.

Yes, we are currently working on a reduced hotel rate for members of the Alumni Corps. Once we are able to confirm a hotel, we will let you know!

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