2016: Dubai, UAE
Spirit of America Band has accepted an invitation from Drum Corps UAE Performing Arts (DCU) to travel to Dubai this January 2017 to assist in starting the first marching field band composed of brass, woodwinds, color guard and percussion in the United Arab Emirates. DCU’s vision is to start marching bands throughout the Middle East to promote teamwork, sportsmanship, and civic pride.
Read more! 2011: South Africa September 3–28 Spirit of America was invited to go to Durban, Johannesburg, and outlying towns to give performances of field show and Instrumental Theater with locals, lead workshops, and do community outreach with South African young people. Click here for more details! 2010: United States June 26–July 11 Spirit of America performed Exploration! This hour-long story of courage, perseverance and hope combined music-in-motion, dance, costumes, and set, on a football field-sized stage. Exploration told the story of a young photographer from the mid-West, who comes to New York City to make her way in life. When she loses her spark of inspiration – her stardust – she is taken on a fantastical journey, and meets famous explorers and historical figures who give her just what she needs to regain her integrity and purpose. Audiences saw the field transformed from the bustling streets of New York City, to the underwater kingdom of Jacques Cousteau, to the explosive workshop of Leonardo DaVinci, and beyond! Chicago July 3 -- Workshops at St. Xavier University July 3 & 4, 8 pm -- Performance at Deaton Stadium, St. Xavier University Grand Rapids July 6 -- Workshops & Performance (8 pm) at Christian High School Eagles Stadium Indianapolis July 7 & 8 -- Workshops at Emmerich Manual High School July 8, 8 pm -- Performance at Emmerich Manual High School Stadium