Drum Corps International Competition Coming Tuesday, August 3

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Drum Corps International Competition will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon. The competition will be hosted by the Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Canton’s Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. The stadium will open at 5:30 p.m., with a pre-show at 6:30 p.m. and the first corps stepping off at 7 p.m.

The Drum Corps Competition will feature eight corps, including five of the top twelve in the nation, and is truly a family event filled with pageantry, precision and extraordinary musical talent. The Bluecoats will compete against some of the nation’s top-ranked corps. They include Blue Knights from Denver, Colo.; The Cadets from Allentown, Pa.; Madison Scouts from Madison, Wis.; Pioneer from Milwaukee, Wis.; Santa Clara Vanguard from Santa Clara, Calif.; Spirit from Jacksonville, Ala.; and Troopers from Casper, Wyo. These corps will be at the peak of their performance just one week away from the international championships to be held in Indianapolis, Ind.

For more information about this year’s competitors, download the 2010 competitor biography.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce, Canton and Massillon AAA offices, Dumont’s Seed Company on 30th St. NW, Gulia’s Music, R & H Music and Zampino’s Drum Shop. Premium reserved seats are $24 in advance and $26 at the gate. Reserved seats are $19 in advance and $21 at the gate. General admission is $15 and $17 at the gate for adults and $8 and $10 at the gate for children 12 and under. The stadium’s box office will open at noon the day of the competition.

Ticket information can be obtained by calling the Canton Regional Chamber at (330) 458-2088. VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express are accepted. For more information on the event visit www.profootballhofef.com.

Kathy Gray

Kathy Gray is a Social Media Strategist for Pole Position Marketing in Canton, Ohio. Originally from the rural flat lands of Northwest Ohio, she enjoys exploring the rolling hills of Stark County with her husband Aaron and two kids, Andy and Marybeth. They’re always on the lookout for their next big Stark County adventure!

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