From a Drum Corps Tigers press release: The Drum Corps Tigers of Texas invite everyone to our 11th Annual Drum Corps BBQ Bash in Houston on Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the beautiful Doss Community Center in Northwest Houston. Along with a huge meal of the best barbecue in the world, guests will once again enjoy big-screen, surround-sound DCI World Championship videos. But that's not all! This year's bash also includes "live" entertainment, contests and dozens of raffle prizes with chances to win DCI DVDs, drum corps souvies, movie tickets to the DCI theater broadcast on April 21, and more. The contests will determine the junior (21 and under) and senior champions for:
  • The Fastest drummer
  • Longest note held (on any wind instrument)
  • Color guard obstacle course Contest details are available at Special guests appearing this year will be:
  • Pat Fitz-Gibbon, former Madison Scout and three-time DCI I&E World Champion on solo snare drum
  • Revolution, Texas' only active junior drum corps
  • Percussion One, the world-renowned Houston area drum line led by Lamar Burkhalter
  • Houston's own DCA corps, Gulf Coast Sound As always, ALL proceeds of the Bash go to help Texas youths participating in drum corps. Advance tickets are just $10for adults and $5 ages 12 and under; at the door, $5 more per person. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 877.880.8124 toll-free; Houston area can call 281.397.8124. We still need volunteers to help with this year's Bash—if you can help, admission is FREE! Contact us at If you don't go, here's what you'll miss:
  • Big servings of BBQ beef, ham, sausage links, sauce, beans, potato salad, cole slaw, pickles, peppers, onions, bread, cookies, iced tea, lemonade, courtesy of Lenox Catering
  • Dozens of current, former and future drum corps members and staff
  • Superb "live" entertainment
  • Multiple chances to win more than 70 prizes generously donated by various corps and Houston-area businesses
  • Opportunity to network with members of the Drum Corps Tigers and others who sponsor corps members each year Get your tickets now for you, your family and a dozen of your friends. Get that drum corps fever going again before Summer Tour 2005 begins! The Tigers thank you for your continued support of drum corps and the incredible musical athletes who participate in it. Hank Wahrmund
    Dennis LaCaze
    Craig Bales, M.D.
    Board of Directors
    Drum Corps Tigers of Texas