Nine Performances in Fourteen Days for Crown
When the 150 members of the Crown Drum Corps exit the field at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato, MN, Wednesday night they will have completed a stretch of six performances in six days. That's five shows and a July 4th parade. Include the DCI Tour Premiere back on Thursday, June 23rd, the Massillon, OH, show on Saturday the 25th and the Hamilton, OH, show on Monday the 27th and Crown will have performed in eight shows and one parade in just 14 days.
After the first weekend of three shows, Crown spent the week as the Drum Corps in Residence at the Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. This week is always a highlight for the corps as they get to work with several hundred high school students as they participate in the symposium marching band track. The week was capped off On Friday, July 1st, as Crown performed at the Muncie, IN, show to an enthusiastic crowd filled with Music for All campers. After the show, Crown took the field again to perform with the campers.
Saturday and Sunday of this past weekend saw Crown continue their trek west to Lisle, IL, and then Cedarburg, WI. On Monday they performed in the New Berlin, WI, 4th of July Parade.
This evening, Tuesday night July 5th, Crown will perform in LaCrosse, WI, at the River City Rhapsody show. Wednesday night they will perform their last show before the weekend in Mankato, WI, at The Thunder of Drums.
You can read all about the Crown show and spring training in the July edition of Drum Corps World. Crown Advisory Board Member and longtime Drum Corps Worlds Contributor, Gary Dickelman, wrote a feature article about Crown that you can read here.
Remember you can see Crown perform live in just a few weeks at NightBEAT Presents the Tour of Champions. Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets. Also so see where Crown will be performing or rehearsing next Click Here for the Crown Calendar.