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The Revolution Continues…..DCUK

Press release by Revolution Show Corps

Revolution Show Corps is a Corps based in Queensbury, West Yorkshire (the heart of Brass Band country), and only 200 yards away, our training band ‘Black Dyke’. We are proudly a section of the 18th Queensbury Scout Group. 

The Corps was set up in 1980 by the Group Scout Leader Roger Hyde, and we were originally named the `Green Knights Drum & Bugle Corps`. The Corps embraced the new American style of marching music and by 1983 joined the British Youth Band Association. During this year the Corps changed its name to `Queensbury Scouts Marching Brass` which remained until 2003. The Corps has been a member of BYBA ever since 1983, and rose steadily through the ranks, to compete in the top level (Premier Class/Division 1) by the early 1990s. The early 1990s saw some of the corps most successful years seeing them come 3rd in Premier Class in 1991 & 1994. In 2003, the instructors decided to overhaul the Band to a Corps by renaming and rebranding. A new uniform was designed, and a ‘show name’ of `Revolution Show Corps`, our Sunday name remains Queensbury Scout Band. 

The Corps has worked hard since then, and this paid off, when in 2008 we were promoted mid-season from Division 3. We made Finals in 2008 which catapulted us into 2009 with our new show `Pirates`. We also gained a new corps director, Oliver Richardson which really pulled us together as a unit. 

In 2009 in the first full season in Division 2 the Corps became undefeated BYBA Division 2 league and finals champions. From this came the desire to progress and in 2010 the corps moved back into BYBA Division 1 with a very strong unit, marching over 35 and playing the new Jupiter Quantum Brass and Majestic drums (of which we are the only corps in the UK to be endorsed by them). 2011 sees the Corps be a much more balanced unit, with the drumline coming on leaps and bounds since last season thanks to new caption head Clive Burd. 

With an even stronger Corps and a more committed membership the decision was taken to join DCUK. The Corps has taken on new Visual staff, which helped put together this years show `Eye Spy` which plays music from Mission Impossible, Stormbreaker, Back In Black and James Bond. Whilst busy learning the new show, the Corps also attends paid engagements to swell the coffers. 

This year we are gearing up to host our first ever BYBA Show on Sunday 5th June in Bradford . We are all excited for the coming season in both DCUK and BYBA. Revolution would like to wish all other competing units the best of luck for this season ahead. Our First show is on the 5th June in BYBA and our first DCUK show is 17th July. 

30th May 2011



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