Please do not include images or pictures of musical instruments in the logo design.
Liberty Force logo should be fun, but also "awe-inspiring" and slightly intimidating to other teams (not too over the top intimidating though) We want the logo to have a "WOW" factor...for it to BOLD and stand out among other logos. We want people in the Sound Sport community to say, "Woah! Who is this new group?! They look bold and unique!"
I like including the color black in the colors of Liberty Force, but sometimes white or color font against black backgrounds are more difficult to read than color font on white background, though I would welcome both as ideas. [FYI-- I'm thinking our uniforms will be all black or dark blue with hints of silver, red, white and blue...either in the logo or elsewhere.]
I'll include some photos of what drum corps looks like to someone who doesn't know what it is (the pictures of live people are NOT Liberty Force, just general pictures to give you an idea of the intensity of the activity and other inspiration). I'll also include logos I like from other drum corps and teams... for designers' inspiration.
Liberty Force is unique in that it will play music that will be HOPEFUL, INSPIRING, IN YOUR FACE, BOLD, MOVING -- music that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck or make you want to cry. We will not always play patriotic music, but will play more than patriotic music than other Sound Sport teams.
***I welcome images or shapes in the logo that aren't just "stars and stripes" or parts of patriotic shapes. Could be some kind of unique shape that represents a "force." Could be swords or some kind of flag waving image or a shield -- open to new ideas.
Thunder Brigade is a corps in the local area that has a look I like, but we don't want to get too close to it, otherwise we'll look like we are copying them.
******Sorry, one last thing. It doesn't necessarily have to be a "super manly" rugged team logo. I'm open to all ideas...including a more formal, "elegant" design. Thanks!