Drum Corps Returns To Harrisburg

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After a one year absence, live drum and bugle corps competition returns to Central PA. Longtime promoter Five Star Brass Productions, in conjunction with the Central Dauphin East High School Band Boosters, Drum Corps Associates, and the A. J. Wright Stores will bring live drum corps competition to Landis Field on Saturday, July 8th. This year’s show marks a return after a one year absence. In 2005, the long time show site became unavailable just weeks before the performance, leavings fans, the corps and the promoters without a local show for the first time in over 50 years. Despite the pleas of many local drum corps fans, the 2005 show had to be cancelled due to no other options available at that late date. However, events fell into motion in early April to bring back drum corps, to the delight of thousands of local fans.

This year’s competition, called ‘The Review of The Corps”, will feature Drum Corps Associates competitors, as well as an exhibition by an old area favorite. In competition will be the defending DCA 2005 World Champion Buccaneers from Reading, PA; the 5 time DCA champion and 2005 3rd place finisher Bushwackers from Harrison, NJ; the ever popular, world famous 10 time champion Caballeros, from Hawthorne, NJ; the Hurricanes from Ansonia, CT; and the famous New York City Skyliners, from Edgewood NJ. In Exhibition will be the Yankee Rebels Alumni corps, from Baltimore, MD.

Tickets will be priced at $14 for the event, and all seats will be reserved. Starting June 5th, tickets can be ordered by calling 717-652-4138 or by sending a check to:

Five Star Brass Productions
P.O. Box 60930
Harrisburg, PA 17106

For more information on tickets, please visit www.fivestarbrass.com.

Fred Windish, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Drum Corps Associates, expressed his excitement over the return of a DCA-sanctioned event to the Harrisburg area. “Our corps and fans were a little lost and confused last year in not having the ability to continue with the Central PA event”, he said. “That region has strongly supported DCA since our inception more than 40 years ago. To be able to return now at Central Dauphin East High School is terrific news”!

“Five Star Brass Productions is a joy to work with”, he added. “We also want to thank A.J. Wright Stores, DCA’s national presenting sponsor, for their assistance in making this opportunity possible.” For more information DCA and the corps, please visit www.dcacorps.org.

Posted by on Wednesday, May 24th, 2006. Filed under DCA News.