Drum Corps International
DCI kickoff weekend begins June 18

DCI kickoff weekend begins June 18

by Drum Corps International

Beginning on Friday, June 18, in venues around the country, drum corps fans can start heading out to Wisconsin, Minnesota, California and all points in between to enjoy the 2004 season. Calder Field in Menasha, Wis., plays host to the "Flag Day Fiesta." A little further south on Friday, in Oswego, Ill., the venerable "Festival of Brass" event will also be held at 7:30 p.m., at Oswego High School. Saturday, June 19 marks the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Glassmen "All-Star Review" in Toledo, Ohio. This event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Toledo's Glass Bowl Stadium. Saturday, June 19, 2004 also marks the 20th anniversary of the Moonlight Classic at UOP's Memorial Stadium in Stockton, Calif. This show begins at 6:30 p.m. If you're in or around Mankato, Minn, on June 19, the "Thunder of Drums" event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. And on Sunday, June 20, DCI DeKalb returns to Northern Illinois' Huskie Stadium. This evening will also feature the 2004 debut of DCI.org's comprehensive online event coverage. The June 20 evening in Hayward, Calif., the Pacific Procession & Precision West contest (part of the Weekend of Champions) gets under way in Hayward, Calif., at Hayward's CSU Hayward Stadium. Back in the Midwest on June 20, "Drums along the Red Cedar" begins at 6 p.m. in Menomonie, Wis., at Don and Nona Williams Stadium. Stay tuned to DCI.org for more details.