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Drum Corps Competition Marches into Lacey Recreation Complex


Anticipation and excitement has filled the air since William Penn University’s Athletic Bands program announced a competitive marching and music event will be returning to Oskaloosa.

Drum Corps Mid-America is a competition between eight of the best Open Class Drum & Bugle Corps from across the U.S. This unique experience will be held in the stadium at the Lacey Recreation Complex in Oskaloosa on Sunday, July 29, 2018. There are 108 DCI events this year in cities and towns across the country, in 37 states. These Drum Corps tour for a total of 52 days—taking only two days off during the three-month tour.

William Penn University Athletic Bands is the host of this regional event and will include performances by Blue Devils “B” of Concord, CA; Colts Cadets of Dubuque, IA; Gold of Oceanside, CA; Guardians of Seguin, TX; Louisiana Stars of Lafayette, LA; River City Rhythm of Anoka, MN; Southwind of Mobile, AL; and Vanguard Cadets of Santa Clara, CA.

The competition is slated for 7:00 p.m. at the Lacey Complex Stadium. Tickets for the event will be $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the gate on July 29. Premium seating tickets are sold at $30.00 each, which puts you front and center of the performance. The box office will be open on July 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., while gates to the stadium will open for entry at 5:00 p.m. This event is geared towards an all-ages audience.

These corps performances are similar to high school marching band programs in respect that they play and march. Each corps consists of a horn line (all brass instruments), color guard, drum line, and front line pit, however, they reach a much higher level of precision and performance in comparison to a high school program. These top-notch performances serve as an inspiration to many other programs across the nation.

Each full-size drum corps consists of 150 members and 50–60 staff and crew whom essentially live on the road during the months of June, July, and August—as they move toward the World Championships in Indiana.

For more information on Drum Corps Mid-America or to purchase your tickets today, visit


For more information, contact:

Miranda Keeler
Communications/Event Coordinator
William Penn University
(641) 673-1078 |

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