Blue Devils B

Concord, CA United States
Founded: 1975

Active Junior
Open Class

The Blue Devils B Drum and Bugle Corps is a junior field competition unit based in Concord, California that competes in DCI's Open Class.

The Blue Devils organization started the corps in 1968 as a cadet drum and bell corps to serve as a feeder for the now many-times world-champion Blue Devils when the A corps first converted to being a drum and bugle corps..In 1973, the younger corps also converted to drums and bugles and was split into the current BDB and BDC corps.

Initially, the unit was mostly a stay-close-to-home corps and travelled to DCI Championships only five times between 1977 and 2004. Since 2005, BDB has attended every DCI Championship. The corps is no longer considered to be a "feeder" corps, and it is treated as a stand-alone second corps of the sponsoring BD Performing Arts.

Blue Devils B won the DCI Open Class World Champuionships in 2009-11, 2014, and 2016. The corps has advanced to World Class prelims every year since 2011, and they have moved up to semifinals each year since 2013, finishing as high as 15th in 2014 and 2016. Although the Blue Devils "A" corps have won consecutive DCI World Championships five times through 2017, they have never been able to accomplish a "three-peat" the way the "B" corps did in 2009-'10-'11.

[BD Performing Arts; Dave Strickler; A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, Vol. 2; Steve Vickers; Drum Corps International]

Members (39)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Anderson, Brianna Color Guard 2012 to 2013
Armstrong, Ann Soprano 1996
Burns, Zachary Color Guard 2011
Carl, Julian Mellophone 2000 to 2001
Carr, Calvin Pit 1996 to 1997
Crandall, Matthew Drumline 1976; 1980 to 1981
Crandall, Matthew Hornline 1977
DeMello, Jeff Brass Instructor 1975 to 1976
Earley, Andrew Sapranos 2007
Estrada, Chris Euphonium 2015
Filler, Jessika Mellophone 2003
Graves, Austin Trumpet 2003 to 2005
Jones, Bobby Colorguard 2000 to 2001
Jones, Bobby Colorguard 2000 to 2001
Julian, CJ Alto 2000
Julian, CJ Mellophone 2001
Julian, Carl Mellophone 2000 to 2001
Kehrt, Meghan Trumpet 2002
Kehrt, Meghan Mellophone 2003 to 2004
Kibbe, Eric Drum Line 1978 to 1982
Kind, Christian Trumpet 2005
Lenzi, Gina Color guard 1989 to 1991
Lopez, Courtney Colorguard 2011
Love, Julie Color Guard 1981
Loyd, April Color Guard 2013
Lozaga, Eric Baritone 1996 to 1997
Malabuyo, Patrick Baritone 2004 to 2005
Odello, Andrew Bass Drum Line 2003 to 2006
Peterson, Doug Soprano 1978 to 1981
Peterson, Doug Instructor Visual 1987
Phillips, Chad Battery 1989
Porche, Patrick Baritone 2004
Sandoval, Antonio Tenors 2004 to 2006
Shuieh, Jane color guard 2017 to 2018
Shuman, Corey Drumline- Quads [Q5] 2008
Strong, Chelsea soprano 2003 to 2004
Yee, Rick Drum Line 1987; 1989 to 1990
watson, chris Baritone 2003 to 2004

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Blue Devils B

Blue Devils B from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Pat Sideling