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Vanguard Cadets Secure Victory During ‘Drum Corps Mid-America’


Last Saturday, William Penn University’s Athletic Bands Program hosted “Drum Corps Mid-America,” a competitive marching and music contest held at the Lacey Complex Stadium. Like last year, there was another great turnout of supporters and the competition hosted a total of 7 highly skilled drum and bugle corps for the evening.

“We’d like to take a moment to congratulate the Vanguard Cadets of Santa Clara, California on their first place finish with 74.5 points, the Blue Devils B of Concord, California, finishing just behind the Vanguard in second place with 73.3 points, and Gold of Oceanside, California, since they secured the third place with a score of 66.7,” said Hailey Brown, Communications/Event Coordinator for William Penn University.

This event was made possible by Musco Sports Lighting, LLC, Mahaska Health Partnership, MidWestOne Bank, Clow Valve Co., Fred’s Muffler Shop, DeMoulin Uniforms, Hawkeye Real Estate, Signatures Salon, CL Barnhouse, Central Iowa Colorguard, Robert Auld Investments, and Tom and Jan Palmer.

“We are appreciative of the community support we received to bring this event to Oskaloosa again,” said Brown. “We’d also like to thank the area media for helping us to share this event with the community and the following individuals for donating sweet corn to the corps: Kevin DenHartog, Jeff and Lori Fowler, R.D. Keep, Brian McCrea, and Glenda Hall Simmons, in memory of her brother, Brett Hall.”

William Penn University has been bringing various drum corps to Oskaloosa during the last seven years for mid-season rehearsal camps, and each year they have performed an exhibition for the Oskaloosa community. For more information about William Penn University or the Athletic Bands Program, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-779-7366.


For more information, contact:

Hailey Brown
Communications/Event Coordinator
William Penn University
Penn Hall 209  |  641-673-1078

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