2005 Chicago Royal Airs Senior Exhibition Corps

"We Gotta Right to Play the Blues"

The 2005 season will find the Royal Airs holding fast to their drum corps style jazz and blues formula. Look for Big Blue to come off the traditional starting line playing Truman Crawford's Chicago Fanfare which will "swing" into John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever. The middle of the 2005 presentation will be comprised two concert style numbers, God Bless the Child and Tru's Blues. God Bless the Child is retained from the 2004 season. Tru's Blues is a medley of Birth of the Blues and I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues, which offer tribute to Truman Crawford and his style that made the Royal Airs prominent in the '60s. The Royal Airs will exit the field to the beautiful melody found in the theme song from the film "An Affair to Remember" called Our Love Affair. To top off the show, Big Blue will re-enter the field and attempt to push back the stands playing Alexander's Ragtime Band.

2005 Show Schedule

Friday, June 17 - Oswego, IL Festival of Brass
Sunday, June 19 - Lisle, IL
Sunday, June 26 - Des Plaines, IL Big Blue's Brass Review
Saturday, July 2 - Michigan City, IN Pageant of Drums
Saturday, July 9 - DeKalb, IL DCM Championships
Saturday, July 16 - Hastings, MN
Sunday, July 17 - St. Peter, MN
Sunday, July 31 - Naperville, IL Cavalcade of Brass
Sunday, September 5 - Scranton, PA DCA Alumni Spectacular

2005 Repertoire

Chicago Fanfare
Stars and Stripes Forever
Tru's Blues
God Bless the Child
Our Love Affair
Alexander's Ragtime Band

Additional Songs

Ave Maria
Here's That Rainy Day