Drum Corps International (DCI) will present 2019 DCI Drums Along the Waterfront beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at New Era Stadium in Orchard Park. The show is part of the 2019 summer tour that includes more than 100 shows in 37 states with 45 drum corps on the road to World Championship Finals in Indianapolis on Aug. 10.
DCI Drums Along the Waterfront will be a jam-packed show of fierce competition among nine of the highest-ranking corps. Those participating will be Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio; Blue Knights of Denver; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Boston Crusaders of Boston; The Cavaliers of Rosemont, Illinois; Carolina Crown of Ft. Mill, South Carolina; Colts of Dubuque, Iowa; Mandarins of Sacramento; and Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois.
Each competing group features musical ensembles of up to 150 brass musicians, percussionists and dance performers ranging in age from 14-22. Staged on the football field, these corps' performances feature spellbinding visual formations and stunning choreography set to musical arrangements in a diverse array of classical, jazz, pop and rock music.
During the summer touring season, many of these elite groups will travel more than 10,000 miles and rehearse an average of 10 hours a day to compete at the highest levels of musical and performance excellence.
Advance tickets are available at www.dci.org/events or by calling 317.275.1212. Tickets will also be sold at the gate.