A world-class drum corps show is an event you will not want to miss. These highly trained and talented performers bring the stage to life with powerful bass, driving percussion, vibrant colors and spectacular visual movement. It is America's youth at their finest. On July 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. the Boston Crusaders will be coming to Wichita State University's Cessna Stadium as they benefit the Starkey Foundation. Please help us welcome Boston to our community, in light of their events this year. We're so excited they can join us!
The corps features players ages 14 to 21 with a maximum size of 150 members. Each corps travels with its own kitchen truck, the cook's crew prepares 4 meals every day. A typical day for them looks like this: wake up at 7 a.m., practice until 4 p.m., shower, dress, eat dinner, load the bus, perform for thousands of people during an 11-12; minute show, have their last meal, travel to the next city (anywhere from a four to eight hour drive), arrive and unload baggage in gym, get at least 4 hours of sleep, wake up and do it again- and love every minute.
Tickets are available for purchase at Senseney Music, located at 2300 E Lincoln St, Wichita, KS 67211, (316) 262-1487 and online at drumsacrosskansas.com.
Participating corps of The Drums Corps International Tour include:
-Boston Crusaders - Boston, MA - One of America's oldest drum corps, who participated in the presidential inaugural parade this past January. This year, the family aspect of the Boston Crusaders is particularly poignant as they all deal with the tragic events of their home city this spring. They support each other every step of the way, and while not taking away the depth of their loss, the drum corps helps them cope and show the resilience that is the city of Boston and the Boston Crusaders.
-2012 DCI Champion Blue Devils - Concord, CA - 15 time world champion.
-Madison Scouts - Madison, WI - All male corps, former world champion, known for its powerful brass line.
-Spirit of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Southern Charm with a big brass sound and high energy celebration of entertainment.
-Pioneer - Milwaukee, WI - An Irish themed show that brings a new twist to traditional songs.
-Cascades - Seattle, WA - Founded in the fall of 1958, the Cascades is the oldest nationally touring world-class drum and bugle corps in the Pacific Northwest.
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