Blue Ridge Brigade Season XXII Announcement

To stand atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in the hometown we know so well is to be filled with love, passion, and glory. We sing with pride and shout with joy into the sky so that only proud ears may hear us. The joyful shout rebounds against the trees and back into our spirits. We lift each other up with the power of the mountains. This season, the Blue Ridge Brigade invites you to take pride in this shout, as well, as you hear the beautiful, unmistakeable Echoes of the Valley.

With variations on such selections as The Promise of Living, Appalachian Spring and Simple Gifts, this Aaron Copland tribute show amplifies the very sound of the Blue Ridge Mountain people. This season, the show’s purpose is to shout loud the sound of the mountain ranges of Western North Carolina, and the rebound the echoes of their valleys.

Midnight Vanguard Season XXII Announcement

From Asheville, North Carolina, Midnight Vanguard presents…

“Millennial Guardians: We are Tomorrow!”

We are always told that the future is bright. However, there is no sure way to know what must happen next. Is there a paradise in the unknown? Are we heading towards imminent destruction? The future is entirely unknown…but yet, we refuse to be defeated by mystery itself. To defend our future, and the sake of others, that is the purpose here. To guard those who can not guard themselves, and to ensure the safety and well-being of our loved ones. This is what it means to be a Guardian…putting others before ourselves, and putting our lives on the line to make life better. Taking the field with our Season 22 show, the Midnight Vanguard is proud to present, “Millennial Guardians: We are Tomorrow!”

After the corps’ entire overhaul this season, the Midnight Vanguard is ready and willing to put everything on the line to become champions! With a new visual and musical style, the corps is hoping to catch the attention of many new fans and all the old friends. Playing such selections from Hymn of Axciom by Vienna Tang to Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex, the corps will definitely be an eye-opener. Keep a good watch on the Midnight Vanguard this season, for you too can become a Millennial Guardian. You, too, can be the future.

Visit the website for photos of this year’s uniforms, the corps’ tour schedule and the latest scores from the Midnight Vanguard. Visit the stars at

Mountain Sound of Asheville’s Open Class Debut Program (Season XX)

2013 (Season XX) Repertoire

“Galaxies Beyond”

Mountain Sound of Asheville Drum and Bugle Corps is making their Open Class debut with their show entitled, “Galaxies Beyond.” We are so comfortable with life on Earth, and the things we know…but what about what we don’t know? What lies beyond our horizons? In the galaxies beyond the one we know, what is life like?

With familiar music such as “Earth Song”, “Also Sprach Zarathustra”, “Duel of the Fates”, and “The Imperial March”, the Rocketeers explore realms deep in the void yonder.

Take the journey with the Mountain Sound as we take you to Galaxies Beyond.


Movement 1: Earth Song

Movement 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Movement 3: Duel of the Fates

Movement 4: The Imperial March

Midnight Vanguard’s World Class Debut Program (Season XX)

2013 (Season XX) Repertoire

“Journey Through the Night”

The Midnight Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps is making their World Class debut with their show entitled “Journey Through the Night.”

“Sun setting, darkness breaking. Silver shadows descend all around. Spirits rise under the moonlight. The dead awaken in silence and walk among us. The twilight stirs within you, as you begin your journey through the night. Though, in the darkness, when one ventures far enough, they will find it: their spirit, their very own soul, searching, reaching out. They will find something to believe in. And, when all breaks down, and all about you is a blur, remember: Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”

Come on a magnificent journey through the night with Western North Carolina’s newest world class corps, Midnight Vanguard.


Movement 1: Fear of the Night

(Music includes Black Granite by James L. Hosay)

Movement 2: Finding the Light

(Music includes Sleep by Eric Whitacre)

Movement 3: Daybreak

(Music includes Invicta by James Swearingen)

Midnight Vanguard

  • DCPI Division: World Class
  • Director: Taylyn Anastasia
  • Location: Asheville, NC
  • Founded: June 19th, 2013
  • Webpage: (under construction)
  • Show Announcement: (link coming soon)

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Blue Ridge Brigade

  • DCPI Division: Open Class
  • Director: Taylyn Anastasia
  • Location: Fairview, NC
  • Revamped: June 1st, 2014
  • Webpage: (in production)
  • Show Announcement: Coming Soon

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