In The News: 11 Drum Corps To Put On Show At Competition

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Eleven elite drum corps will perform this evening at Vista High School’s “Corps at the Crest,” a competition that showcases and blends music, dance and marching into art.

The performance and competition is part of the Drum Corps International’s Summer Tour. The group calls itself “marching music’s major league.” Last year’s world championship drew 50,000 spectators to the Rose Bowl.

Drum corps, also known as drum and bugle corps, is a marching band that employs only brass instruments, percussion and dancers with flags – also known as a pageantry corps or color guard. These three elements are historically associated with military standard-bearing, which is why each band calls itself a “corps.”

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Posted by on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008. Filed under DCI World.