The 2015 edition of Drums Across Nebraska is Monday, July 13th at Heedum Field on the Midland University Campus in Fremont.
Wade Kellett is the executive director of the Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps of Omaha and says participating corps include the Blue Knights from Denver, the Cascades from Seattle, the Mandarins from Sacramento, the Pacific Crest from Diamond Bar, California, the Spirit of Atlanta from Atlanta, The Academy from Tempe, Arizona and the Troopers from Casper, Wyoming.
Kellett says, “Drum and bugle corps is kind of special. It dates back to Boy Scout troops. It is made up of horns, so brass instruments. A color guard that dance and perform on the field. And then the percussion session that includes the battery drum line and then the foot ensemble made up of an assortment of instruments from keyboards to electronic instruments.”
Kellett says many of the participants are college music majors and they spend up to 15 hours a day rehearsing. The audience can expect to hear great music, pageantry and precision.
Advance tickets are available by logging on to “dci.org”. The stadium box office will open at noon on Monday and the gates will open at 5 pm.