In The News – Marching Goes Extreme As Nation’s Top Drum And Bugle Corps Compete Saturday At TCF Stadium In Minneapolis
Megan Quamme just graduated from the University of Minnesota with a biology degree. But her plans to become a physician’s assistant one day are on hold while she spends the summer dancing like a movie star and spinning flags across the football fields of America.
Quamme, 21, performs each night in a different city as part of the color guard for Phantom Regiment, a drum and bugle corps from Rockford, Ill. She’ll be among the more than 2,000 musicians and performers who will descend Saturday on TCF Bank Stadium to compete in DCI Minnesota, one of the big stops on Drum Corps International’s summer tour, which returns to Minneapolis after a two-year absence. It’s one of the nation’s largest drum and bugle corps competitions, featuring 10 World Class finalists from the 2014 DCI World Championships plus 10 other corps from the United States and Canada.
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