14 April 2013
Beeches Performance Ensemble have announced their 2013 programme. The show 'Rock!' will take the corps in another direction which they hope will push the performers to another level and produce an entertaining show.
Show music will be taken from 'Sweet Child of Mine', 'Sex is on Fire', 'Ever Fallen in Love', 'Iris', 'Sugar, We're Goin Down', 'Smells Like Teen', 'Spirit', 'Black Parade' and 'Livin' on a Prayer'. The design team includes Jason Ball (brass), Adam Edwards (percussion), Sarah Edwards (fron ensemble), Suzanne Hemming (visual performance) and Mark Bolton (visual show).
Beeches have added to their instructors for this season and also taken the decision to move the written book in house, apart from the visual that will once again be written by Mark Bolton. Taking this bold decision means that all three section heads within the corps will be writing their first full show this season. To assist and help them through this, David Reeves has been appointed consultant for the corps.
A large part of David's music career has been rooted in the drum corps, marching band and indoor percussion activities where he has arranged or composed well over 100 scores. He was an instructor for the DCI corps Santa Clara Vanguard and The Cavaliers, as well as an arranger for the Seattle Cascades and the Troopers.
Corps director Andrew Dallison said: "Yes it is a gamble to give our three section heads the chance to write their first full shows but with an ever decreasing amount of available writers, I felt that with their willingness and enthusiasm to want to take on the project, it is our duty to back them and allow their abilities to shine. Having David also on board this season has given them the support to allow them to explore their talents even further. We are really pleased with the progress of the show and how well the members are taking to it and working hard towards June."
Beeches will once again be entering BYBA in Division 1 and DCUK.