Next on the list of show announcements comes Blue Stars with their 2019 production "Call of the Wild." The corps announced the name midday Wednesday, May 29, after Phantom Regiment most recently took over conversations with their show title "I Am Joan."
Over the last couple of seasons, Blue Stars have stood out from most corps as a corps that will play accessible music and tell an easy-to-understand story as the show progresses from start to finish. It will be intriguing to watch the corps take a concept like being in the wilderness with a pack of wolves—as the show graphic depicts.
The corps' website does nothing more than list the show's repertoire plus a few high-quality images like the one in the tweet above. The list includes:
- "Winter" by Antonio Vivaldi
- "Symphony No. 1" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- "Dance Panels" by Aaron Copland
- "Sora" by Yoko Kanno
- "Avalanche" by Jim Wunderlich, Rick Barclay, Matthew Hernandez
- "The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise)" by Frode Fjellheim, Christophe Beck
Coincidentally, or not, Tchaikovsky's first symphony is appropriately named "Winter Daydreams." Another interesting note from the list is that the Blue Stars will be bringing Yoko Kanno back to the drum corps field, a Japanese artist that the corps last used in 2004 in their show "Reloaded." Finally, the corps seems to be closing out their show with a piece called "The Great Thaw" from the movie "Frozen."
Time will tell if they tie in the "Do You Want To Build A Snowman" motif into the 2019 show.