During Labor Day weekend, a group of 93 members and staff of the 2012 World Champion Blue Devils A Corps will travel to Guatemala as special guests of Casa Instrumental, the largest music retailer in Central America.
Arriving in Guatemala City on August 31, the Blue Devils will perform a 30-minute concert to close out the Guatemala Marching Band Championships, including presenting a special stage performance of their 2012 World Championship production "Cabaret Voltaire".
"For the Bands in Central America, the chance to see the Blue Devils live will be a dream come true" states Eddie Romero, Marketing Director for Casa Instrumental. "This is a unique opportunity for students to meet the Blue Devils. The bands in Guatemala and Central America are excited as never before!"
On Sunday September 2, the members and staff will present System Blue Clinics to an estimated 300 musicians and guard performers from across Central America. Students will learn and interact directly with members of the Blue Devils.
"Casa Instrumental is committed to supporting music education for all bands in the region," Mr. Romero adds. "We are happy that the Blue Devils and their System Blue program have joined with us to help grow the music culture in Guatemala."
The weekend's itinerary will also include visits to points of interest in Guatemala City and Antigua.
"We are excited to add Guatemala to the list of countries we have traveled to" says Blue Devils Executive Director David Gibbs. "The Blue Devils organization has a strong commitment to the continuing education of its members through both national and international travel. Going abroad gives our members the opportunity to experience a variety of diverse cultures and lifestyles through performance and personal interaction."
To learn more about the Blue Devils, our history of international travels, and our One Music One World initiative, visit bluedevils.org/about/omow.
To learn about Casa Instrumental, a Conn-Selmer/System Blue retailer, and the Guatemala Marching Band Championships, go to casainstrumental.com.