From the Blue Devils Web site:

A select ensemble of Blue Devils members will travel to Japan in October to participate in the 20th annual Marching in Okayama Festival.

A contingent consisting of 24 brass players, 12 percussionists and a drum major will depart San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 3 and return on Oct. 9. Upon arrival at Osaka's Kansai airport, the group will motor coach to the city of Okayama, where they will be based.