Drum Corps Docu-Drama Airing Soon

Full details have emerged on the highly anticipated drum corps television docu-drama “Clash of the Corps.” The eight-part series will air on the Fuse network with half-hour long episodes debuting on Wednesday, October 5 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

“It’s an extremely unique culture with very talented individuals, and we’re excited to partner with Fuse to share the passion and drive behind these kids who are battling it out to win it all,” according to actor Dwayne Johnson, co-founder of one of the show’s production companies, Seven Bucks Productions, in a press release.

The Blue Devils and The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps are cast as the clashing corps. Since May, production crews followed the two corps on their summer-long journey to the Drum Corps International World Championships.

Snare drummer Brandon Olander was one of the youngest-ever Blue Devils members at 16 years old in 2014. This summer he was chosen as one of the featured members in “Clash of the Corps.” “Overall it was an enjoyable experience—just getting to sit and talk about how much fun I was having,” Olander says.

Olander and his fellow corps members have high hopes for the series to expand the reach of drum corps and help the general public understand the activity.

“I’m hoping that people who watch the show will really just see how hard people in drum corps work,” Olander says. “Drum corps is an art form like anything else, and it’s worthwhile for people to get into and for people to develop their musical skills and have a formative life experience.”

For more information, visit http://www.fuse.tv/clash-of-the-corps

Photo courtesy of Fuse TV.

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Elizabeth Geli

Elizabeth Geli is the assistant editor of Halftime Magazine and a journalist/communications professional in Southern California. Her 11 years at the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band included time as a flute player, graduate teaching assistant, and student advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and master's degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.