For the first time in DCI history, drum corps fans in the West can experience the world's best drum corps at the absolute peak of their season! ^Drum Corps International is excited to announce "TOUR OF CHAMPIONS-2004," an unprecedented celebration of drum corps scheduled for August 9-14, the week following the 2004 Drum Corps International Championships in Denver! Featuring SIX Drum Corps International champions, The Blue Devils, The Cadets, Santa Clara Vanguard, The Cavaliers, Madison Scouts and Phantom Regiment, TOUR OF CHAMPIONS begins in Southern California with two days of top-caliber clinics and spectacular field performances. The tour then moves north to the San Francisco Bay Area with an additional field performance and a history-making theatre presentation. Make no mistake -- this is not your run-of-the-mill drum corps tour! Produced in world-class facilities, each field event will feature all six corps' full competitive programs refined to their maximum potential, PLUS special encore presentations, unique massed-corps performances and a custom-crafted competitive system never before used by Drum Corps International! Why not extend your visit to the West after the Drum Corps International Championships in Denver? Continue the fun by joining the fans in California for this once-in-a-lifetime drum corps feast! Tickets go on sale early in the new year, so keep your eyes on for drum corps at its best!