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New Song for DCI Shows

DCI has provided us with an arrangement of "Champions Fanfare/Simple Gifts", which will be played at the closing of DCI shows this year. Check out the parts and sound files in the Chorale and Warm-Ups section of the Members Only Area.

Col. Truman Crawford Honored.

As part of the restoration of the Marine Barracks in Washington D.C., the old John Philip Sousa band hall will be re-constructed and rededicated as the Col. Truman Crawford Band Hall, named after the director of the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps from 1973 to 1998. Click Here to read all about it.
Matilda LoGalbo
Matilda LoGalbo, Mother of Carm LoGalbo, died Monday, February 13th.

Hours of visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-9 pm at:

Modell Funeral Home
7710 S Cass Ave
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 852-3595

Cross Street:
Near intersection of Plainfield Rd and S Cass Ave

Funeral is Thursday 9:30 am at Our Lady of Peace Church.
The burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

The entire Royal Airs family expresses it's sorrow to Carm and his family for thier loss.
Delores Szadowski, 84, died early Wednesday, February 8th. Delores was one of the founding parents of the Chicago Royal Airs. She was the chaperone for the majorette corps for the Alamo Rangers and the Royal Airs - this unit became the color guard for the corps. She held the office of secretary for the corps' board of directors and was the first president of the Parents Club.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 10th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at:
Miller Funeral Home
504 W. Main Street (IL Route 72, three blocks east of IL Route 31)
West Dundee. IL
A Catholic Funeral Mass will be said on Saturday, February 11th at 1130 AM at:
St. Mary's Church
10307 Dundee Road
Huntley, IL
Interment will follow at:
St. Micheal The Archangel Cemetary
Algonquin Rd and Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg, IL

Our New Camp Facilities
Maine West High School in Des Plaines has become a great friend to the Royal Airs, allowing us to use their facilities for our weekend Camps. We enjoy the use of spacious ensemble rooms, separate section breakout rooms and gym facilities. We have been able to secure these wonderful comforts thanks to Bill Baur, Joe Boyle and Keith Harper working with Maine West's Creative Arts Department. And of course, Big Blue's Brass Review, the Royal Airs Home Show, will once again be held at Maine West on July 1, 2006. In order to secure these facilities some camps have been moved from the normal third weekend of the month. Check the event calendar for the new dates for the upcoming Camps.