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Michigan City Journal | October 19, 2018

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Drum Corps International Returns to Michigan City for Open Class Championships

Drum Corps International Returns to Michigan City for Open Class Championships
Luis Izquierdo

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Drum Corps International, an organization that brings hundreds of musicians together every year to compete against each other in a marching band sound-off, is headed back to Michigan City to host their annual Open Class World Championship competition at Ames Field on August 6 and 7.

Michigan City has been a regular stop for the organization for decades as they tour across the United States hosting marching band competitions throughout the country.

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This year, 16 bands will compete in the preliminaries on August 6 starting at 4 p.m. at Ames Field located at 2501 Franklin Street to see who goes on to the World Championship Finals on August 7.

The finals will begin at 6 p.m. with 12 out of the 16 bands competing for the glory of being the 2018 Drum Corps International Open Class World Champions.

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The bands that will be competing are: 7th Regiment from New London, Connecticut; Blue Devils B from Concord, California; Colt Cadets from Dubuque, Iowa; Gold from Oceanside, California; Golden Empire from Bakersfield, California; Guardians from Houston, Texas; Heat Wave from Inverness, Florida; Jubal from Dordrecht, Netherlands; Legends from Kalamazoo, Michigan; Louisiana Stars from Lafayette, Louisiana; Raiders from Burlington, New Jersey; River City Rhythm from Anoka, Minnesota; Shadow from Oregon, Wisconsin; Southwind from Mobile, Alabama; Spartans from Nashua, New Hampshire; and Vanguard Cadets from Santa Clara, California.

Tickets for the preliminaries and the finals are currently available for pre-purchase online and at MC Interiors located at 1102 Franklin Street Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at discounted pricing.

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General Admission tickets for the preliminaries on August 6 at 4 p.m. can be pre-purchased for $20 each at www.mcinteriorsin.com or at www.dci.org.

Tickets for the Finals on August 7 can also be pre-purchased at the above-mentioned websites at $25 per person for premium center seating or $20 per person for general admission.

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Ticket prices will go up by $5 per person if purchasing at the gate on the day of the competition.

 

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  1. Jay

    Maybe try to get a picture of an actual Open Class corps next year instead of the World Class Colts? Also they are known as "Corps" not "Bands".

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