After a five year hiatus Drums On The Ohio is back and 14News is a proud media sponsor of the event. You can see this event one night only June 26th at the Retiz Bowl. Drums On The Ohio is a drum & bugle corps show featuring some of the most talented young musicians and color guard members in the world. It's an experience like no other. Bring friends, bring family, and see music in motion. For tickets go to www.dci.org or call 317.275.1212
Madison Scouts - Madison, WI
Spirit of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Crossmen - San Antonio, TX
Blue Stars - La Crosse, WI
Troopers - Casper, WY
Colts - Dubuque, IA
Members of Drum Corps from the Tri-State.
MICHAEL GOLD, a 2012 Castle HS graduate already marching his second year with theBlue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. Michael is a music education major and trombonist at Murray State University, where he is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Luckily for Michael, the Lacrosse, WI based Blue Stars hold many of their rehearsal camps close by in Indianapolis, but in two short weeks he'll be headed to spring training in...Forest City Iowa. (somewhere near the Minnesota-Iowa border)
Michael is SUPER excited to be marching at his first home show in Evansville (hey, who wouldn't?)
He'll have the added bonus of being "near" home for an extra day as the Blue Stars will be staying at Reitz HS for rehearsal days both Wednesday AND Thursday June 26 & 27th, before they head out to their next stop on the DCI tour.
DAVID WANTLAND of Newburgh. David graduated from Castle HS in 2011, and is a horn & music education major at University of Evansville. He's active in Phi Mu Alpha and currently serves as the fraternity education officer. David also worked on the visual staff for the Castle Marching Knights the past two seasons.
David will be marching his second summer in the Madison Scoutsmellophone line, having previously marched in 2011. Remember that show "New York Morning" with the unbelievable ending "Empire State of Mind?" Yeah...he was in THAT show.
LESLIE GOAD of Henderson, KY is another local DCI veteran! She fell in love with the activity in her high school color guard, and started out in DCI as a member of Nashville's Music City Drum and Bugle Corps in 2011. Next month, we'll see her at Drums on the Ohio as a returning member of Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps!
Leslie currently studies communication disorders @ Murray State University, where she is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity. She has "never been so excited about a show concept than I am for Spirit's this summer. It will be entertaining to say the least!" As 2013 is her final (age-out) season, we're thrilled that Leslie's friends & family will get to see her perform at her home show. Best of luck this summer, Leslie, and we can't wait to see what Spirit of Atlanta has in store for us!
Evansville's KEVIN MANLEY has been experiencing life with a totally new meaning the past two weeks, as he's a new mellophone member with the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps! Kevin is a 2011 graduate of North HS in Evansville, and has spent the past two years studying Media Production/Arts & Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He's also a staff member with the popular marching site IndianaMarching.com.