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EMERALD CITY MUSIC GAMES IN DUBLIN

A Drum Corps International Tour Event

FACT SHEET

 
 

The EMERALD CITY MUSIC GAMES in Dublin is a Drum Corps International tour event where drum and bugle corps from all over the United States come to compete.  A large number of drum corps fans are expected to attend the EMERALD CITY MUSIC GAMES in Dublin for an evening of fun, entertainment and education. They will hear the POWER, see the PRECISION, and feel the PASSION that only drum corps can offer.

While in the Dublin area, each corps will be housed in a high school or middle school. A gym floor never felt so good after a long day of rehearsal, followed by a demanding 10 minute performance.

Most corps travel with a tractor-trailer that has been converted into a kitchen. A typical breakfast includes 6 gallons of milk, 4 gallons of juice, 14 boxes of cereal 50 pounds of hash browns, 30 dozen eggs (scrambled) and 300 pancakes. A kitchen crew of six or more will accompany the corps all summer long.

Each of the competing corps will be critiqued by eight judges in various categories (General Effect, Visual, and Music). Each corps is striving for a perfect score of 100.

The drum corps activity spawned from VFW and American Legion posts in the late 40 and 50s.

There are more than 50+ junior drum and bugle corps in the United States, Canada and around the world.

150 youth, ages 14 to 22, make up a full corps. The corps is made up of three performing ensembles: Brass, Percussion and Color Guard.

The drum corps activity provides youth with a unique education that cannot be experienced in any other organization. Youth gain valuable skills in discipline, teamwork and time management. They also gain pride in themselves and other corps members. Youth participating in drum corps go on to be leaders in their communities, engineers, business professionals; in short, successful at most anything they do.

The first DCI Championships were held August 18, 1972 at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater. The Anaheim Kingsmen were the first champions.

For more information about Drum Corps International, visit their web site at http://dci.org.

 

 


 

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