More Than Just Marching Band

Every summer, hundreds, ages 15–21, join to compete in a unique activity that combines musical, mental, and physical skill, in an activity that usually isn’t considered a sport—drum corps.

For those who have marched in a corps or are veteran fans of the activity, trying to explain exactly what drum corps is isn’t an easy task. For those who are unfamiliar with the competition, it’s best described as professional marching band.

From May to August each year, band and color guard members from across the country come together to form bands, or corps.Each corps then learns a unique show and travels from coast to coast performing it at competitions for judges and crowded stadiums full of Drum Corps International fans.

Read full article (from Austin Fit Magazine, October 1, 2014)


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