DeKalb, IL: The sounds of brass and drums will once again fill Huskie Stadium as nine World Class Drum and Bugle Corps visit Northern Illinois University to make an early season appearance. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the contest starts at 7:30 PM.
“The show this year moves to Friday Night, July 7th, to allow more of the national touring corps to compete to establish prominence on the competition side of their performances”, comments Michael Embrey, local Drum Corps promoter.
World and Open Class corps alike will ramp up their tours with very busy schedules including a stop in DeKalb, Illinois, as they make their way toward the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis (LATE AUGUST).
Corps in the competition include: Genesis – Austin, TX, Madison Scouts – Madison, WI, Crossmen – San Antonio, TX, Troopers – Casper, WY, Colts – Dubuque, IA, The Cavaliers – Rosemont, IL, Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI, Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA, and Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL.
The DeKalb Show is hosted in part by DCI and the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. This will be a special year as The Cavaliers will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary. New this year will be the new co-ed Madison Scouts, having girls in the corps for the first time.
“This show means a lot to the economy of DeKalb”, according to Jeff Dobie, owner of Fatty’s Pub. “This will be one of our best weekends of the summer.””We started having Drum Corps shows in DeKalb almost 40 years ago”, said Michael Embrey. “The first years the show was hosted by the NIU Marching Band and DCM”. Embrey has been involved in drum corps for many years, including being a member of the Chicago Cavaliers and then the US Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps.
Tickets are available online to purchase from Phantom Regiment and DCI.org. Local tickets are available from FunME Events by calling 815-756-1263. Local DeKalb information is available by contacting email@example.com, or logging into www.dekalbcountycvb.com. (info about food and lodging).
To Volunteer to help with the show, please email: FunMEevents@aol.com.
For additional information about the Drum Corps show and local tickets please contact Michael Embrey at M.Embrey@FunMEevents.com or by calling 815-756-1263.
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