SDCA July 18th Show Information

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SDCA’s Arena drum corps has had great support from drum corps fans internationally. SDCA knows that we have come up with a winner with Arena drum corps. Communities as well are excited about our venue and have asked to have arena shows to add to their annual community festivals. McHenry, Illinois is one of those communities. In July, McHenry has their annual Fiesta Days. This has been an annual event since 1952. Although McHenry has been a drum corps community in past years, on July 18, McHenry will have its first arena drum corps show as part of the entertainment for Fiesta Days. The show will be located in the McHenry West High School gym. The Arena show will feature the Chicago Royal Airs; the Rosemont Classic Cavaliers; the LakeShoremen from Troy, Michigan; the Northernaires from Menominee, Michigan; the Southshore drill team from Chicago and the Strikers from Crystal lake, Illinois. The SHOW will start at 7:00 PM.

The McHenry show will be SDCA’s third show. The first two shows were in Menominee, Michigan and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Both shows were well received and now SDCA may sponsor an Arena show in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on November 14. Invitations are currently going out. If your corps would like to be a participant in this show, please contact us via our website,

Right now, the Northernaires are continuing to polish their full arena show. At their show in Menominee, Michigan, their horns rocked the house. Although it was early in the season, their performance was exciting. We know that they will be a favorite in McHenry.

I haven’t seen the LakeShoremen this year, but I know they always have an exciting show.

I saw the Southshore drill team in Harvard, Illinois. They looked like a well tuned machine. Their flags whip sharply together while the rifles flip unison at equal heights.. They are an awesome spectacle.

The Strikers drum line was also in Harvard. Their sticking routine is sharp and exciting to watch. They will be a real treat in the McHenry show..

The Classic Cavaliers continue to wow the fans playing their classic drum corps music. I can feel myself swaying to their music. They are the tops!

Finally, the Royal Airs are working on a full field show. They cover the arena well as they maneuver old style and new style combined. Their music is tight and loud. They will be a crowd favorite.

All in all, the McHenry show will be a real treat for drum corps fans.

The date is July 18, at 7:00PM; located in the McHenry West High School; 4724 Crystal Lake Road. Tickets are $8.00

See you there.

SDCA staff

Posted by on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009. Filed under DCI World.