Drum corps event returning to Ogden

Feb 26 2012 - 11:31pm

OGDEN -- The summer music extravaganza Corps Encore will return to Weber State University's Stewart Stadium on July 3.

The Drum Corps International competition will feature a seven-star lineup, including the 12-time titleist Blue Devils of Concord, Calif., and six-time world champion Vanguard, from Santa Clara, Calif.

Other groups to be featured include the Blue Knights, of Denver, Colo.; Crusaders, of Boston, Mass.; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Ill; Spokane Thunder, of Spokane, Wash.; and the Cascades, of Seattle, Wash.

Corps Encore will include a 7 p.m. contest and a 2 p.m. open rehearsal conducted by the Blue Knights.

Open to all high school and college music students and instructors, the open rehearsal will offer an inside look into the drum corps activity as well as feature members of the Blue Knights in demonstrations of sections of the corps.

Each corps consists of up to 150 young men and women between ages 14 and 22 who have undergone rigorous auditions and training.

Tickets for the July 3 Corps Encore are available at the WSU box office or online at CorpsEncore.com or WeberStateTickets.com. For more information or tickets call 888-306-DRUM (3786).

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