In The News: UMass Sisters March To Beat Of Different Drum
For the average student, summer is a season to sit out by the pool, soak up the sun and hang out with friends. However, for a select few, this is far from a typical summer. While their peers spend their days sleeping in and laying on sandy beaches, more than 5,000 college and high school musicians participate in the competitive Drum Corps International summer programs.
These students spend their summers traveling throughout the country, devoting up to 16 hours a day rehearsing and performing marching shows and living on tour buses and gymnasium floors. Many members of the UMass community may not realize it, but two of their fellow Minutemen spent their summers traveling from state to state while performing with DCI?s oldest active corps.
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