An evening of music at Drums Along the Rockies

Posted 7/18/17

Thousands of spectators flocked to Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on July 15 to watch colorful performers put on a musical spectacle for the 54th Drums Along the Rockies. The annual marching event is hosted by Ascend Performing Arts, …

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An evening of music at Drums Along the Rockies

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Thousands of spectators flocked to Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on July 15 to watch colorful performers put on a musical spectacle for the 54th Drums Along the Rockies. The annual marching event is hosted by Ascend Performing Arts, a youth performing arts organization based in Denver.

The evening featured performances by 10 elite drum and bugle corps — made up of 150 people ages 15 to 21 — from across the country, including the Denver metro area’s Blue Knights.

Performers spend hundreds of hours practicing for the competition, which draws national and international guests. Sanctioned by Drum Corps International, featured corps are some of the best in the world, said George Lindstrom, operations manager of the event.

Events, such as Drums Along the Rockies, are in preparation for the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis in August.

“The grind in this — it’s not casual,” Lindstrom said. “It is absolute precision and uniformity.”

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