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      UL - Drums Across Cajun Field will come to Acadiana on Monday, July 20. A local stop on the 2009 Drum Corps International Tour, the event will feature several of the world's top drum and bugle corps in competition.

    This is the third year The University of Louisiana's Pride of Acadiana Marching Band hosts Drums Across Cajun Field.

    Brian Taylor, director of the UL Pride of Acadiana Marching Band and tour event partner, said this Louisiana stop on the tour is set for 6:30 p.m. July 20 at Cajun Field.

    Eight corps will perform at the event including: Phantom Regiment of Illinois, The Cadets of Pennsylvania, Boston Crusaders of Massachusetts, Teal Sound of Florida, Glassmen of Ohio, The Academy of Arizona, Pioneer of Wisconsin and Revolution of Texas.

    Tickets for Drums Across Cajun Field are available at www.DCI.org or by calling 317-275-1212.

    From modest beginnings more than three decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and more than 35 World Championships in 17 North American cities, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and nationally-televised events. Drum Corps International is Marching Music's Major LeagueTM.

    Drum Corps International delivers the message of "excellence in performance and in life" to more than 7.2 million young people, ages 13-22 involved in performing arts in the United States. Active participants in U.S.-based drum and bugle corps hail from more than 15 countries.

    The annual Drum Corps International Tour is made up of more than 100 events throughout North America. Each summer, some 400,000 fans attend live drum corps events.

    For additional information about the tour, go to www.DCI.org or contact Drum Corps International at 630.628.7888.

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    I noticed bus loads of musicians arriving yesterday.

    For them this is almost a week long event.


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    Here's an excerpt from the Boston Crusaders' web site describing a typical day during tour:

    "We have a show just about every night, usually in a different city each night. Typically we arrive to the show around 7pm and perform around 9pm. After a snack at the show (sometimes as big as dinner was), we will "roll" between 11pm and midnight for out next destination. We arrive between 2-6am, bed-down for a few hours and get up for breakfast. We rehearse, eat lunch, rehearse, eat dinner, shower and load for the next show. The next day it starts all over again! "

    That rehearsal, by the way, is about 8 hours each day outdoors. They grab whatever sleep they can in a moving bus or in a sleeping bag on a gym floor.

    There are no week-long events. The reason you are seeing them now is because many of them competed in Mississippi on Tuesday and are on their way to Houston or Dallas today. They will do a Texas swing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio) and then will return for a practice day on Sunday and the Lafayette show on Monday. Because of this schedule it made sense for most of them to make two stops in Lafayette.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ljr3721 View Post
    _ Here's an excerpt from the Boston Crusaders' web site describing a typical day during tour:

    "We have a show just about every night, usually in a different city each night. Typically we arrive to the show around 7pm and perform around 9pm. After a snack at the show (sometimes as big as dinner was), we will "roll" between 11pm and midnight for out next destination. We arrive between 2-6am, bed-down for a few hours and get up for breakfast. We rehearse, eat lunch, rehearse, eat dinner, shower and load for the next show. The next day it starts all over again! "

    That rehearsal, by the way, is about 8 hours each day outdoors. They grab whatever sleep they can in a moving bus or in a sleeping bag on a gym floor.

    There are no week-long events. The reason you are seeing them now is because many of them competed in Mississippi on Tuesday and are on their way to Houston or Dallas today. They will do a Texas swing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio) and then will return for a practice day on Sunday and the Lafayette show on Monday. Because of this schedule it made sense for most of them to make two stops in Lafayette. _
    Wow thanks, I had no idea.

    No wonder they looked so tired and half seemed to be running around in clothing a notch above undies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    No wonder they looked so tired and half seemed to be running around in clothing a notch above undies. _
    Yeah, I've never done it myself, but had several friends that did, and they say that's one of the quickest ways to shed your inhibitions!

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