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2014 Troopers corps will pay tribute to Lincoln
First Published Dec 24 2013 06:09 pm • Last Updated Dec 24 2013 06:09 pm

Casper, Wyo. » The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps was founded on the Civil War principles of the 11th Ohio Cavalry, whose soldiers protected what is now Fort Caspar. Since its inception in 1957, the corps has worn uniforms with strong Cavalry touches, down to the "11" on the gold buttons.

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In 2014, the Troopers are going all out to remind their fans from coast to coast and judges in Drum Corps International of that heritage with a show that pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln.

"A People’s House" moved corps director Fred Morris to tears the first time he heard it — and that was on a computer.

"Staff was all crouching over this computer, and every one there teared up," Morris recalled. "I tear up just thinking about that."

Morris said the show is "very crowd-responsive, very interactive."


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The season begins for the Troopers with the official Indianapolis 500 parade followed by the opening show in a competitive season of 30 in Indianapolis on June 18.

"We have 30 shows and we could have had more," Morris said. "Everybody wants us. Places we haven’t been in more than 20 years want us."

The return to national popularity of the Troopers is based on the corps’ bittersweet 13th-place finish at the DCI World Championships in August — just out of the top 12 corps that qualify for the final round.

The 2013 finish was meteoric in DCI terms from the Troopers’ 18th-place finish in 2012. Morris believes that the judge panels just could not fathom a jump that large in one season.

"This is a top-10 show," Morris said of the 2014 Lincoln show.

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