Kalamazoo, MI United States
Founded: 2006

Active Junior
Open Class
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Results from final championship competition of the year
  • Position: 26
  • Score: 74.400
Repertoire for 2018
Along Came a Spider
The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
Itsy Bitsy Spider by Traditional
Symphony #8, Mvt. 3 by Dmitry Shostakovich
Aha! by Imogen Heap
Spiderman Theme by Web< Paul Francis | Robert Harris
Water Night by Eric Whitacre
Metropolis Symphony, Mvt. 1 (Lex) by Michael Daugherty

The Legends Drum & Bugle Corps is an Open Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Legends began as an indoor winter brass and percussion ensemble at Portage Central High School in Portage, Michigan in 2001. In 2006, a color guard was added and the group performed in exhibition at several Drum Corps International (DCI) shows that summer and the next.

The corps first entered DCI competition in 2008 and made semifinals with a 15th place finish among the 23 corps at the DCI Open Class Championships at Michigan City, Indiana. The following year, the corpsfinished 10th in Open Class Finals and earned the awards for Most Improved Open Class Corps, the Jim Jones Leadership Award for Most Outstanding Open Class Drum Major, and the Dr. David Kampschroer Leadership Award for Open Class Director of the Year Ibe Sodawalla. The corps has since remained as an Open Class finalist and has won additional Open Class awards for Most Improved Corps, Most Outstanding Drum Major, and the Director of the Year.

In 2015--- their 10th Anniversary season as a drum and bugle corps--- Legends placed 5th at the DCI Open Class Championships and 25th overall at the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, earning the corps' first World Class semifinals spot.

In 2017, several simultaneous episodes of bad luck struck, necessitating major unexpected expenditures and threatening the corps' existrnce.  An online plea was put out to the drum corps community for immediate major financial help in order to keep the corps on the road for the rest of the summer. Drum corps fans responded and the corps was saved, finishing Open Class Finals in third place and moving up to 22nd in World Class.

[Legends Performing Arts Association; Drum Corps International]

Members (5)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Clay, T'Kal Tuba 2013
Hayward, Ben French horn 2006 to 2008
Jensen, Michael Trumpet 2006
Miller, Jeremy Trumpet 2013 to 2016
Reid, Keelin Trumpet 2014
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