The Kingston Grenadiers Drum & Bugle Corps celebrated a milestone birthday on June 13th, 2009. Past and present members gathered over the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the group’s founding. The Grenadiers are the last competing DCA all-ages corps in the country, and they regularly travel to the United States for competitions, but seldom have an occasion to perform at home.
The weekend festivities included a parade down Princess Street, an open rehearsal and performance at Confederation Basin followed by a Saturday night dinner & reception for past and present Grenadier membership. Percussion Arranger, Scott Atkins has been working with the Grenadiers since 1997, and has been partnered with SABIAN Cymbals since 2001.
The 2009 Production, entitled "Artistry in Colour" will feature the music of Stan Kenton. The Grenadiers’ summer tour begins July 4th and after hitting several US cities, some as far as Lawrence MA, & Reading PA, the tour will finish on Labour Day Weekend in September at the DCA World Championships in Rochester, NY.
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