Bayou City Blues

Houston, TX United States
Founded: 1991

Active Senior

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The Bayou City Blues was founded in the summer of 1991 by a group of dedicated drum corps fans who wanted to bring the drum corps activity to the Houston area of Texas. Since 1991, the Blues have grown considerably from their original five horn players.

The corps has been very active around Houston, performing in parades and giving standstill performances. Since 1994, the corps has taken a summer tour through the Midwest during the Fourth of July holidays. The Bayou City Blues performs in parades in various Midwestern cities such as Blue Island, Illinois, and Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine, Wisconsin. The corps also performed at the 1995 Freedomfest in Milwaukee before 500,000 spectators.

The corps is known for its small but powerful hornlines and its entertaining performances of Texas-style music. The year 2000 saw their first performance in DCA Class A Finals (also their first year to have a color guard), where they gave a strong, well-received debut, placing third. While that has been their only attendance as a full corps
at DCA Finals so far, the corps brings a highly entertaining minicorps every year to DCA's Individual & Ensemble Competition.

Performing primarily in parades and local events, the Blues are over ten years old, making it the longest lasting drum corps in Texas to date, and until recently it had the distinct honor of being the state's only senior drum and bugle corps.

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Members (17)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Aitken Jr, Charles Instructor 1999 to 2000
Anderson, Dena Mellophone/Program Coord. 1998 to 2001
Briggs, Renae soprano 1992 to 1993
Christian, James tenors/cymbals 1998
Haines, Roque Baritone 1997 to 2002
Jurick, Andrew Soprano 1992 to 2001; 2016
Miller, Scott Contra 1995 to 2002
Nason, Gene Baritone 1992 to 1998
Nauck, Nikki Mellophone/Drum Major 1998 to 2001
Ngo, David Soprano/Mellophone 1994 to 1999
Predmore, Mike Contra 1991 to 2002
Read, Dana Soprano 1991 to 2002
Rose, Jason Baritone\Euphonium 2000 to 2002
Sanders, Marc Mellophone 2002
Sarbeck, James Contra 1996 to 2002
Schlossman, Nick baritone 2002

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