Black Knights 2012 celebrated their 20th anniversary in the Marching Arts and portrayed this well-known but ultimately unspoken fear “Trapped”.
Our dedicated design team was complimented by Chris Law and Andrew Markworth, Director Paul Richards commented “Having seen what Andrew has been writing for the UK corps over the past few years, I know we will be receiving a fantastic score that will really bring the percussion book together as a whole to allow us to continue our rapid development over the past 3 seasons. The group is very excited to hear the arrangements Andrew and Joe Rodwell create for us”, “Chris Law has been a great addition to the Visual team in 2011, having also written for a number of UK corps, we are excited to give him the opportunity to write for a Top European Corps” After a difficult opening to the season, being on the other side of member migration this time, the successes for 2012 were even more special. The corps established itself as a top 3 drum corps in Europe and underwent further changes to maintain the corps development and cement its place in the local community. Thanks to the work of Chris Law, Barry Davis and Becky Buckley, Black Knights took the Visual Effect Caption, a first for the Corps.
Current and former members of Black Knights are enjoying success with No Limit Street Band, who have performed at a number of corporate events and as a regular act during the Paralympic events, closing their year by performing at the Arsenal FC Christmas Party at the Emirates Stadium. Another exciting season presents itself and news of a major theme attraction opening only a few miles away also presents the group with an opportunity to help fund the organisation for years to come.
With the Olympic games, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, our own 10th Anniversary since reforming and BK’s 20th Aniversary, the show this year featured music celebrating this and was called ‘2012’. There was also a slight change in the way that the show was constructed, with the visual package being written as a team effort. The music chosen for the four pieces was ‘Celebration’ (to celebrate our 10th anniversary) and Spinin’ for 2012 (the olympic torch procession song) both arranged by G.Wooldridge, the music for the Diamond Jubilee was a medley of patriotic songs arranged by Lucy Richards, finally the closer was ‘So Long’ from the ‘Sound of Music’ our very first show (1995) arranged by Stuart Richards and Gary Wooldridge. The Drum scores were all written by James Easter and Vicky Richards. There was also a reshuffle of the staff, with Charlene Bundock being replaced by Angela Kavenagh as Guard Caption Head, Dan Easter was not able to
attend full time and shared with his brother Jack, also Vicky Richards was appointed Assistant Co-ordinator.