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
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
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
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
in Whitewater. The Anaheim Kingsmen were the first
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