Drum Corps Returns To Pittsburg State University

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Seven of the nation’s top drum and bugle corps will go head to head in competition at 7 p.m. on July 18 at Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium. Brass Spectacular! is one stop on the Drum Corps International (DCI) Summer Music Games tour road to the world championships later this summer in Madison, Wis.

According to Doug Whitten, director of athletics bands at PSU and organizer of the event in Pittsburg, the DCI corps are made up of musicians between the ages of 14 and 22 from the U.S., Canada and throughout the world. Whitten said that drum corps are similar to marching bands in that they march on a football field and play music. Beyond that, however, there are some big differences.

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Posted by on Thursday, June 15th, 2006. Filed under DCI World.