Lightning Strikes At Cavalcade Of Brass
As the excitement built for the 27th Annual Cavalcade of Brass in Naperville, Ill. on Sunday, July 11, unfortunately, so did a strong storm system moving through the area. We initially had a 15 minute delay, followed closely by a one hour rain delay. The show finally got started at 7:30PM, with the intention of running straight through without intermission. Colt Cadets and Racine Scouts were able to perform on the field, then Pioneer was interrupted by nearby lightning.
The safety and security officer constantly monitored the weather throughout the evening, and the individual corps directors, DCI contest coordinator and show sponsors agreed in advance that a third interruption to the competition (due to lightning) would force the corps into the new field house for a standstill performance.
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