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Author:  nlewiss [ Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:34 pm ]
Post subject:  DRUM CORPS UNIVERSITY--Press Release

September 20, 2012
Press Release

Contact: Mr. Nathaniel Lewis
Tel: 323-288-7231

*City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps and California State University Dominguez Hills, adds a drum and bugle corps class to their University curriculum.

Executive Director of Los Angeles Youth Arts Organization Nathaniel Lewis, in a collaborative relationship with California State University Dominguez Hills, has recently completed negotiations offering students college credit, for completing one season of marching with City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps (Drum Corps International “DCI” Member and a division of Los Angeles Youth Arts Organization)

This first of its kind of program here in the City of Angels, has been made possible through the hard fought efforts of Executive Director Nathaniel Lewis and Dr. Richard Kravchak, Professor and Chair, Music Department, California State University Dominguez Hills and President, College Music Society Pacific Southwest Chapter. This undertaking is one of the most innovative student music programs to hit Los Angeles in many years. Being a state with the unavailable financial means to have the Arts in every school, this class is targeted at providing a completely new musical opportunity for all students, who enroll at California State University Dominguez Hills, and sign up for the Drum and Bugle Corps class. And with CSUDH’s “Open University” policy this opportunity is extended into the community for all ages of students to take a part of. It has recently been said to be “one of the best new student music programs in the city of Los Angeles for years”.

"With the addition of City Sound, through music class, MUS 195, we'll now have a year round marching program to offer our students and the community," says Dr. Richard Kravchak.

For those who have always wanted to march in a DCI Drum and Bugle Corps, or engulf themselves in the creation of instrumental music and dance, this is the perfect opportunity to thoroughly explore the incredible possibilities, and the long term knowledge of music and marching, all while enhancing every student’s musical abilities and indoctrinating a sense of self-discipline during the corps summer tour and continuing through the fall pursuing their own professional career goals at the university.

Beginning October 2012, the two organizations will work together to provide a high quality musical education for all students enrolled in the class provided by California State University Dominguez Hills. April Radics (City Sounds Member Relations Manager) stated, “The work ethic we have in City Sound combined with the skills that will be learned at CSUDH, will go a long way toward preparing students for life in corporate America.”

*Those interested in auditioning for the City Sound 2013 season and/or learning more about the credited Drum and Bugle Corps Classes at California State University Dominguez Hills, please visit call 323-288-7231 or send an email to

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Author:  confucious [ Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Press Release--IMMEDIATE RELEASE

good for you, but you're wrong, very wrong, when saying this is the first time in LA that this happens.

Impulse used to have this exact program, with Cerritos College, and it worked the same way. What you didn't mention was how much was this going to cost a potential student/member......

Author:  nlewiss [ Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Press Release--IMMEDIATE RELEASE

First of all thanks for writing and allowing us clear that up any misconceptions about our program.

This is the first a program like this has occurred at a major university in the Los Angeles area. If I am correct, Cerritos College is a community college, right? Not taking anything away from Impulse and what they have accomplished, this is a huge step for City Sound. Please be proud of us and continue to give us your support.

In addition, the cost of the course is $25 a semester. You can email us at for enrollment material. Hope to see you there.

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