Concord, CA - February 2, 2000
- The ten-time DCI World Champion Blue
Devils Drum and Bugle Corps announces a new partnership agreement with DEG/Dynasty
Music Products. Under this three-year agreement, The Blue Devils will utilize
DEG/Dynasty brass and percussion equipment in all field and stage performances.
In addition The Blue Devils will appear at clinics and special performances on
behalf of DEG/Dynasty.
This new relationship provides an opportunity for extensive collaboration between
Wayne Downey and The Blue Devils brass staff and Mark Schafer, Al Murray and
the DEG/Dynasty team to create B-flat and F brass instrumentation specifically
designed for outdoor pageantry use. In addition, Scott Johnson and The Blue Devils
percussion staff will be working with Al Murray and the DEG/Dynasty percussion
team to further elevate the standard for marching percussion equipment.
"The Blue Devils staff has always been at the forefront of designing state
of the art instrumentation for drum corps, and DEG/Dynasty has a long and proud
history in our activity," said David Gibbs, Executive Director of The Blue
Devils. "We believe that the entire pageantry activity will benefit from
These new designs will be extensively tested both in rehearsal and performance
by The Blue Devils percussion and brass lines, two of the most highly acclaimed
ensembles in the history of Drum Corps International.
"Our Dynasty marching instruments have been the market leader in the marching
band and drum corps market for many years," stated Mark Schafer CEO of DEG
Music Products, Inc. "Our partnership with The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle
Corps and their staff will further enhance the design of our B flat and F brass
instruments and percussion products."
ABOUT THE BLUE DEVILS
In addition to an unprecedented ten Drum Corps International World Championships,
The Blue Devils "A" Drum and Bugle Corps has been awarded DCI’s
High Brass award 17 times and DCI’s High Percussion award 9 times. A non-profit
501(c)(3) corporation, The Blue Devils’ mission is to offer young people
a quality educational and performance experience in the are of performing arts.
Founded in 1957, the organization provides a structured and positive learning
environment for young people of all ages. A continuing objective of The Blue
Devils is to develop personal character through challenging physical, emotional,
social and mental activities while promoting the values of dedication through
a team effort.
Further information is available through this web page at BD
ABOUT DEG DEG/DYNASTY
DEG Music Products, Inc. has supplied a complete line of wind instruments to
music dealers since 1965. Their products include Dynasty Bugles and Marching
Brass, Dynasty Marching Percussion, Dynasty Concert Percussion, Willson Band
Instruments, Weril Band Instruments and a complete line of accessories for wind
instruments. DEG Music Products, Inc. is dedicated to developing and marketing
state-of-the-art instruments which both enhance performance and further the art
form. DEG Music Products is a proud sponsor of the Drum Corps International Championships
and the 21st Century Drum and Bugle Corps Foundation.
Further information is available through the DEG Music Products, Inc. web site
or contact email@example.com