Drum Corps International to Perform in Muscatine 7:00p Thursday, July 11, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Heid   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 08:23
What: Percussion on the Pearl – A Drum Corps International extravaganza
Where: 2705 Cedar St., Muscatine, Iowa (Muscatine High School Football Stadium)
When: 7:00p Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Why: To experience the DCI phenomenon
How: Buy tickets at dci.org/tickets
Tickets: Range from $15-$20 in advance (lowest price in the area!), $15-25 day of the show
Promo: http://youtu.be/GR1Zn5EBX3o

MUSCATINE, Iowa - They are athletes, artists and performers and guaranteed to present a spellbinding performance. Drum Corps International, known as the Major League of Marching Music, will perform in Muscatine, Iowa, at 7:00p on Thursday, July 11th.

Drum Corps is sometimes described as marching band but there’s no real comparison. Each drum corps performance is an intense, highly competitive, choreographed musical that is rehearsed and developed daily throughout the summer months. Drum Corps is composed of students age 13 to 22 playing brass, percussion or color guard - no woodwinds.

“It will be the second time Muscatine will host a major Drum Corps International event,” said Muscatine High School Director of Bands Jeff Heid, who is organizing the event. “It will be an outstanding competition among seven great drum corps from around the country.”

The eight corps performing are: The Colt Cadets from Dubuque, IA; Legends from Kalamazoo, Mi; Pioneer from Milwaukee, WI; Colts from Dubuque, IA; Spirit of Atlanta from Atlanta, GA; Crossmen from San Antonio, TX; and Madison Scouts from Madison, WI!

Active participants in U.S. Drum Corps hail from more than 15 countries, and the annual DCI tour consists of more than 100 events throughout North America. Each summer more than 400,000 fans attend live events, and more than 8000 students audition for 3500 marching spots.

Tickets range in price from $15 to $25 and can be purchased online at dci.org/tickets for a discount if purchased in advance.

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