The Genesis DBC Performers Council and Educational Staff are proud to present a new venture for our program, The 2022 Summer Performance and Clinic Tour. From June 24th – July 10th Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps will be embarking on a tour through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas on our way to our first DCI show of the season, Drums Along the Rockies in Denver, CO.
Over the past 2 years, we have all seen changes in our activity and have been forced to review our process and experience. At the conclusion of the 2021 season, our administrative team sat down with a select group of Performers and Staff to discuss the positives and negatives of the changes and challenges our organization faced in 2020 and 2021. We challenged ourselves with the question “How can we do our part to aid in the transition from the pandemic?” Additionally, we discussed what changes we wanted to maintain and how we wanted to approach the member experience going forward. As part of that discussion, we reviewed our organization’s mission and defined what we all felt was “our purpose” in the wake of the pandemic. Out of these discussions was born the Performance and Clinic Tour.
The purpose of this tour is multifaceted with a focus on giving back to communities who have seen a major drop in fine arts enrollment and those communities who gave to our program during a season that was so unique in 2021. One of the goals of this tour is to reach as many students as possible to show how valuable marching band to students and to build excitement for the schools ahead of their summer band season, especially those middle school and younger high school students who have not seen marching band or performance at this level in 2 years.
Through this tour, Genesis will be offering several opportunities for the host schools as well as all the surrounding community band programs. Leadership and Drum Major training and interactive rehearsals will be available to all host schools and all the surrounding area programs will be invited to an evening performance and clinic hosted by the 2022 Genesis DBC performing ensemble. All of the available opportunities will be completely free of charge to anyone who wishes to attend.
More details will be released soon including dates and performance times. Information will be posted on our social media platforms as well as our website so stay tuned to how YOU can catch Genesis on this unique summer experience tour!