Revolution

San Antonio, TX United States
Founded: 1999

Inactive Junior
Open Class
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Revolution Drum and Bugles Corps, founded in 1999, is a junior marching and maneuvering drum corps based in San Antonio, Texas. The corps' purpose is to serve the musical youth in San Antonio and surrounding areas with a summer activity filled with positive reinforcement, musical instruction, and leadership building skills. John Rodriguez, a native San Antonian, founded this non-profit organization.

In their inaugural competitive season, Revolution traveled throughout the Southwest to many regional competitions, finishing the year ninth in Division III competition at the DCI World Championships.

The corps was sponsored by Vic Firth, Sticktape.Com, Jiwi Drums, and Sterling Stitches. An alliance with the San Antonio Stampede professional football team has also paid benefits in the form of performance opportunities and financial support.

Revolution's 2002 show, 'Celestial Mysticisms,' took them to the top of Division III at DCI Madison, earning them a trip back for a proud exhibition performance on Saturday night. The corps' victory was the first world championship ever won by a drum corps from Texas.

In 2003, the corps finished seventh in combined Division II/III Finals. After the season, new uniforms appeared, designed to stress the corps' ties to the Lone Star State.

Revolution did not compete in 2004. The corps was reorganized in 2005 with a new educational staff, new uniforms designed specifically for the drum corps and the goal to make a successful return to DCI. Due to an increase in Division III maximum size limits to 79, Revolution fielded one of the largest drum corps (78) in its short history.

Despite being inactive the previous year, the drum corps membership (90% rookies) came from Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio and all over the state of Texas. The 2005 production was titled Expressions of Emotion which illustrated a wide range of moods and feelings through five movements; Contemplation, Trepidation, Confrontation, Resolution, and Hope. This banner year was topped with a 4th place finish as a Division III Finalist

[http://www.revolution-corps.org/; DCW, 4/02, p.19; DCW, 12/03, p.22; DCW, 6/18/04, p.10; GM Kuzma]

Members (68)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Abernathy, Sarah-Elizabeth contra 2003
Bailey, William Trumpet 2007
Beavers, Robert Baritone 2000 to 2001
Benford, Cathy Administration 2003 to 2004
Borden, Kris Soprano 2005
Bowsher, Creighton Drill Design 2001 to 2003
Brooker-Key, Bruce Front Ensemble 2001
Buxton, James staff 2005 to 2006
Cano, Jesse Soprano 2004
Castaneda, Adam Baritone 2008 to 2009
Caudle, Sarah Mellophone 2005
Eby, Joseph Mellophone 2010
Edel, Jake tuba 2005 to 2008
Espinosa, Bryan colorguard 2002
Ewing, Janelle staff 2002 to 2003
Fisk, Travis Soprano 2001
Flores, Robert Lead Soprano 2003
Flynn, Philip Contrabass 2002
Garber, Ken Tenors 2005
Garza, Jose Colorguard 2010
Glasscock, Andrew Mellophone 2004
Haak, Daniel Baritone 2004
Haffner, Arnold Drumline (Bassline) 2000 to 2002
Highlander, Tammy colorguard 2002
Holland, Raymond baritone 2001
Honn, Brad Soprano 2007
Janicek, Chad Drumline (snare) 2002
Jungmann, John Drumline ( Tenors ) 2002
Kuzma, GM Administrative Staff 2002
Kuzma, GM Director 2005 to 2006
Lane, Bobby Buick 2002
Manchac, Marshall cymbals 2001
Manchac, Marshall cymbal line 2001
Mandes, Katie colorguard 2001 to 2002
Martinez, Adrian Contrabass 2001
Martinez, Jose Soprano 2002
Martinez, Sonny Drum Major 2002 to 2003
Mata, Clarissa Mellophone 2002 to 2003
Matta, Christina Mellophone 2005; 2007
McAdams, Ronald Color Guard 2001
Mooney, Clif Soprano 2003
Morgan, Evan Percussion Viz Tech 2002
Morgan, Evan Tour Manager 2003
PLUMBLEY*, *NEIL Color Guard 2002
Parker, Katie mellophone 2001
Patlan, Charles Lead Baritone 2003
Phillips, Einar Sopranos 2002
Rangel, Denise (Kneci) Colorguard 2001 to 2002
Reyes, Daniel Adrian Snare 2005 to 2006
Richard, Kristen “KK” Mellophone 2003
Robertson, John Mellophone 2000
Robertson, John Drum Major 2001
Rodriguez, Jacob Baritone 2012
Sanchez, Matthew snareline 2004
Serna, Jonathan Mellophone 2007
Shasteen, Brandon Euphonium 2001 to 2005
Silva, Carrington soprano 2002
Trevino, Marissa guard 2001
Vallejo, Juan Marimba 2012
Vega, Sebastian Drum Major 2012
Wiethorn, Tyler Front Ensemble 2002
Wilson, Shauna Colorguard 2001
Wilson, Shauna Mae Colorguard 2001
guerra, eloy colorguard 2005
hunt, mike flugelhorn 1985 to 2000
manchac, marshall drumline 2001
soliz, justin Euphonium 2002 to 2003
wigley, shane bugle/trumpet 2006 to 2007
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