To maintain the feeling of drum corps rehearsals in a high school, the administration has creatively labeled their Zoom links “Gym,” “Auditorium,” “Dance Studio,” and “Cafeteria.” So, the full corps met in the Gym before breaking off into sectionals in their respective rooms.
With many Cadets now back on colleges campuses, Director Denise Bonfiglio and other staff encouraged the members to stay connected with one another and maintain their own physical and mental health. The corps reviewed safety recommendations to apply in their classrooms, ensembles or jobs, and discussed ways to manage stress, from getting enough exercise, to spending time outdoors, to making time for virtual hangouts with friends.
After a positive half-hour corps meeting at 5 p.m., The Cadets broke off into sections. Each caption supervisor had created an assignment schedule for the month, which they reviewed and assessed the performers’ progress. They then set their goals and assignments for the following month.