In The News: Colts Will Feel Pinch Of Gas Prices
When the Colts trek to Delhi, Iowa, for their June 4 "Cornfield" performance, it will mark the start of busy 2008 summer season, an itinerary that includes 19 states and the District of Columbia.
With fuel prices expected to climb to more than $4 for a gallon of fuel, it will be an expensive season.
Greg Orwoll, executive director of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, points out the Colts use nine vehicles, and the Colts Cadets six. That’s 15 vehicles that transport equipment and members across the country. Orwoll notes that last year, summer fuel prices were at a record and the Drum Corps International finals were held way out in Pasadena, Calif. It added 3,000 miles to the tour over a normal year. This year, the international competition is in Bloomington, Ind., minus the 3,000 miles.
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