The Blue Devils sponsored an interactive educational clinic at Union High School in Tulsa, Ok on July 14 as part of the corps System Blue Educational Series Live Events.
Over 130 students and band directors from 12 high schools took part in this all-day event, taking the opportunity to learn and participate with the Blue Devils as the corps progressed through a show day, culminating with another winning performance in the Drums of Summer competition at Broken Arrow High School.
From marching basics with the corps to playing on a Blue Devil instrument during warm-ups to actually standing inside the corps formations during aÂ run-through, students and teachers were able to see Â– and participate in - the Blue Devils system of success in a very intimate way.
Band director Barry Harper of Fayetteville High School in Arkansas sent this note after attending the event: Â“My assistant and I were pleased with how much we got out of the afternoon sessions. I have attended numerous clinics by other groups and we often feel like a distraction, but on Tuesday we did not feel that way at all. I want to thank you and the members of the Blue Devils for offering this event!
Attendees at the Tulsa event received a System Blue t-shirt, a booklet containing details about the Blue Devils touring operation and then joined the corps members for dinner before attending the eveningÂ’s competition to cheer on their new-found friends in the Blue Devils.
Show Day with the Blue Devils will be presented next in Hattiesburg, Ms on July 22 and then in Buffalo, NY on August 2.
More Information at System Blue Live Events.