These are not your Father’s Marching Bands

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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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Posted by on Monday, June 25th, 2007. Filed under DCI World.