MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) - The University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting the the Louisiana Stars and Bugle Corps at the university from July 17-22.
The Louisiana Stars are in their third year of existence and include local band director Robbie Freeman in their permanent staff.
ULM Trumpet Professor Aaron Witek will serve as a brass consultant for the Stars during their residency at ULM.
The mission of the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps is to provide a superior educational performing arts program, representing Louisiana throughout the United States, to give youth an opportunity to develop musical skills, social skills, and partnership skills.
Students will develop a greater sense of responsibility, teamwork, work ethic, sacrifice, dedication, respect, and loyalty.
The Stars are a member of Drum Corps International (DCI). DCI is composed of member corps who have earned their membership through competition.
The drum corps will be performing on ULM's campus Thursday July 21 at 8:00 p.m. at Malone Stadium, followed by the DCI Regional Championships in San Antonio, Texas July 22-24.
For more information about the Louisiana Stars, visit their website a link is posted in the "related links" section www.louisianastars.org