These are not your Father’s Marching Bands
The booming of bass drums and soaring melodies of horns will fill the stadium at Westminster High School Friday. Instead of appearing as half-time entertainment, the musicians in uniform – considered the young superstars of the marching world – will be the main attraction, as they participate in Music in Motion, a drum corps show.
Sponsored by Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!), the show will include seven competing drum corps from Colorado, Illinois and New Hampshire: the Cadets, the Crossmen, the Phantom Regiment, Carolina Crown, the Blue Knights, the Boston Crusaders and the Spartans. They are all members of Drum Corps International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to junior drum and bugle corps.
"You take the athleticism of a sport like football, but you put the instruments in the players’ hands," said Mark Lortz, Westminster High’s marching band director.
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