ON TOUR: SCV – California Tour

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This post originally appeared on the Santa Clara Vanguard blog and has been re-posted as part of Marchingbuzz’s “ON TOUR” series.

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of travel and excitement for SCV as we proudly debuted our 2015 program, “The Spark of Invention,” to eager audiences across our home state of California.

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ON TOUR: SCV 2015 – Week 4

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Our fourth week of spring training came with a nice change in scenery as we left the mountains of Northern California behind and transitioned to Angels Camp, CA, nestled peacefully in the Sierra Foothills between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. We set up camp at Bret Harte High School and got straight down to business, continuing our work on “The Spark of Invention.”

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ON TOUR: SCV – Week Three

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Where has the time gone? We are three weeks into spring training and the Corps is pushing harder than ever to tackle challenging new drill and meticulously detail each musical phrase of the show. Thanks to everyone’s dedication and hard work, our 2015 program, “The Spark of Invention” is taking shape quite nicely.

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ON TOUR: SCV – Week Two

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This post originally appeared on the Santa Clara Vanguard blog and has been re-posted as part of Marchingbuzz’s “ON TOUR” series.

We’ve made it through two bright and sunny action-packed weeks of rehearsal here at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, CA and the Corps continues to make progress on the 2015 program, “The Spark of Invention.”

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ON TOUR: SCV – Welcome to Weed

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This post originally appeared on the Santa Clara Vanguard blog and has been re-posted as part of Marchingbuzz’s “ON TOUR” series.

It’s that time of year again! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the pollen is blowing, and the Santa Clara Vanguard has settled in at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, CA to kick off spring training, 2015.

After getting its start as a lumber milling town back in the 1900s, today Weed has grown to serve as home to just under 3,000 people. It is also home to the College of the Siskiyous, our housing site for the first leg of pre-tour. The rehearsal facilities here are wonderful and include two well-kept fields, one large gymnasium, and a beautiful sprawling campus. We are grateful for all this space as it allows each section of the corps to work on their priorities separately before coming together as a full group in the evening.

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