Wichita, KS -

Drums Across Kansas will be donating 50 percent of admission proceeds to the Starkey Foundation this year at the Drum Corps International tour show. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Wichita State University's Cessna Stadium. This will be the 17th year for the show.

The Starkey Foundation serves individuals with intellectual disabilities, through its business services, employment, recycling, residential, life enrichment and case management programs. More than 470 people with disabilities are helped through Starkey. Their mission is to nurture development and promote independence of people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1930, it is the oldest community-based nonprofit organization in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Please help the Starkey Foundation this year by joining us for this exciting event. You can purchase your tickets at http://www.starkey.org/ or by calling 316-512-4173.

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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