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Emmaus Drum and Bugle Corps Needs Place to Practice

The Emmaus Sentinels Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps needs a place to practice. Can you help?

Brad Fogel, the business manager of the Emmaus Sentinels Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps contacted Emmaus Patch this week to see if Patch readers can help the corps out with a problem – the group needs a place to practice.

The Sentinels Alumni was started back up in 2009, Fogel explains, to march in the Emmaus 250th anniversary parade, and has been in together ever since.

Recently, he explains in an email message to Patch, “we have run into a slight roadblock as we are running out of places to practice.”

Normally, he says, the group practices on the third Sunday of the month at two different locations – the Emmaus VFW and Unami Fish and Game.

“What happens,” he writes, “is the drums go to the VFW from 2 to 5 p.m. and the horns to Unami from 2 to 4 p.m. and then the horns go down to the VFW with the drums till 5 p.m. so we can play together.”

Unami is not available for the months of February through April according to Fogel because there are events planned.

Fogel is looking for an Emmaus location that would allow the drum and bugle corps to practice at little or no cost.

“We are a non-profit and really don't have the money to rent anywhere,” he writes. “Any help would be great!”

EMMAUS FOREVER February 07, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Why don't you just practice together at the same place. Switch off songs then practice as a group.
Jessica G. February 08, 2013 at 02:03 AM
How many musicians are you talking about. I know that many churches offer space to non-profit and humanitarian groups, even Zumba, for small donations. Have you looked into that?
Bradley Fogel February 08, 2013 at 09:15 PM
that is easy when we are playing the same song together but when each section is trying to polish a part of the music its impossible to hear each section . Come to a practice and see for yourself sometime....we need more people to get involved in the corps
Bradley Fogel February 08, 2013 at 09:16 PM
we are talking about about 30 horns if everyone is there and maybe 20 drummers .....plus a working guard that needs space to twirl their flags

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