The Bushwackers are excited to announce the 2012 show theme – American Roots – based on music that has become an iconic part of American culture.
Beginning with “Chester Overture,” Schuman’s take on the American Revolution anthem, the corps progresses to the next century with the folk ballad, “Shenandoah.” Moving forward again with Gould’s “Star-Spangled Overture,” the show comes full circle with “American Faces” by David Holsinger. The juxtaposition of this complex piece with the folk melody “Simple Gifts” reminds us that the true character of American music is about breaking new ground and taking chances, regardless of when it was written.
These fast paced and challenging pieces combine contemporary sounds, fascinating rhythms, and changing meters that have become trademarks of the Bushwackers. The 2012 Bushwackers are building a show to impress!
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The six-time DCA world champion Bushwackers are a competitive all-age drum & bugle corps based in Princeton, New Jersey. We rehearse once a month through the winter and early spring, then perform most weekends throughout the summer. Our members range in age from 14 to 29+, with an average age of about 22. The Bushwackers’ goal is to provide a competitive, affordable, and world class drum corps experience to our members that’s educational and fun.