‘DCI St. Louis’ Drum Corps Show Returns to McKendree on July 14

Lebanon, Ill. — Drum Corps International competition returns to the McKendree University campus on July 14, with four of the six corps making their “DCI St. Louis” debut. Tickets are available online at www.dci.org/tickets.

For the first time, McKendree will host the Boston Crusaders, from Massachusetts; the Colts, from Dubuque, Iowa; Jersey Surf, from Camden County, N.J.; and Spirit of Atlanta, from Georgia. Returning are Music City, from Nashville, Tenn., and Pioneer, from Milwaukee, Wisc.

“We are very excited about hosting our fourth annual DCI St. Louis show on the McKendree campus,” said David Boggs, director of athletic bands at McKendree University and corps director for Music City Drum and Bugle Corps. “The Lebanon community and the St. Louis area have fully embraced drum corps activity here through great attendance and enthusiastic support."

The fourth annual “DCI St. Louis” is a Premier Event on “Marching Music’s Major League’s” 42nd annual summer tour, which culminates at the world championships in early August. The show will take place at Leemon Athletic Field on campus, adjacent to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at 400 N. Alton St. in Lebanon, Ill., 25 miles east of downtown St. Louis.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $45 for reserved premium seating. Groups of 20 or more qualify for a $5 discount in select sections; call (317) 275-1212 for details. Advance orders will end approximately one week before the event. The show is expected to sell out, however any remaining tickets may be purchased from the box office on the afternoon of the show.

Proceeds from “DCI St. Louis” support the McKendree University Music Department’s interactive, hands-on “Music in Our Schools” program for pre-K through 12th grade students.




McKendree University is a College of Distinction, among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” and recognized as a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media for 2014. Founded in 1828, the historic Lebanon, Ill., campus is 25 miles from downtown St. Louis.