In The News: They Adhere To Corps Principles
THE event takes place at the Rose Bowl, but the break is called "intermission," not halftime. But what performing arts audience ever encounters an intermission that starts precisely on time? At 3:12 p.m.?
The reason for that, explains red-haired event publicist Diane Peasel, shielding her eyes from the baking afternoon sun, is that the groups performing can lose points for varying on either end of the 10 1/2 to 11 1/2 minutes allotted to present their show. No time for a curtain call. Besides, there’s no curtain.
Precision counts at the Drum Corps International World Championships 2007, which began Tuesday and will end today at the Rose Bowl with the main event, the Division I World Championship, at 5 p.m. This is the first time the 35-year-old organization — traveling with more than 50 drum and bugle corps made up of close to 5,000 high school and college students from 22 U.S. states, Canada and Japan — has brought the championships, the crowning glory of an eight-week tour, to California.
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