Memphis Sound

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Memphis Sound is a junior drum corps based out of Collierville, Tennessee. It was established in 2002 to serve the Memphis area and surrounding regions and is the flagship program to the MidSouth Youth Performing Assocciation.

History

Founded in 2002 by former members of Memphis Blues Brass Band 1980-1983. Trey Moore, Corps Director, was a member of the battery for Memphis Blues and wanted to reestablish a drum corps in the home of the blues.

In 2003, the corps program was "Metropolis", the music of Michael Daugherty. The show was inspired by the story of Superman.

2004 was the year "Elements in Blue" was the show that the corps took to DCI division 2 finals. This rhythm and blues show qas a tribute to the Memphis Blues of the early 80's.

"Los Endos", music by Phil Collins, was a show of color and latin rhythms. It was inspired by the night life seen in downtown Memphis. The end of this show was a ballad in which two lovers are protrayed meeting. The corps placed 9th in Division 2 finals and competed in Grand Finals.

In 2006, the corps performed a show titled "Shades of Blue."

Currently, in 2007, under the new direction of Andre Feagin, the corps will be performing the show "Harmonic Voices."

Mission

The mission of Memphis Sound Drum & Bugle Corps is to provide a competitive platform on which youth can build successful, healthy lifestyles through music and performance, and to promote artistic excellence.

Traditions

  • 901 - MEMPHO
  • Corps Song: "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" by Elvis Presley

Trivia

  • Corps Colors are Purple, Black and White
  • Matt Souther, assistant Drum Major in the Charter 2003 season and Head Drum Major in 2004-2005, received the Drum Major Award for Division 2 in both 2004 and 2005. Chris Goodson also recieved Drum Major of the Year in Division 2 in 2006.
  • Memphis Sound's hornline performed on Jupiter horns from 2003-2005, with a mix of Kanstuls, Yamahas, Bach and one Dynasty before moving to an all Dynasty line in 2006.

External Links

Memphis Sound: Official Website