While you're waiting to watch your favorite corps take the stage at Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend, be sure to stop by the Drum Corps Collectors and Historical Society Exhibition. Located in Meeting Room 1 adjacent to the Grand Marketplace lower level, the exhibit showcases a multitude of artifacts preserving drum corps' long and vibrant history.
As part of the exhibit, don't miss the Drum Corps World (DCW) giveaway, where an entire inventory of back issues of the publication will be available for free! This special giveaway is part of the first-ever historical display that also includes a massive collection of vintage uniforms, cases filled with collectible drum corps buttons, DVDs, books, and more. You'll be able to choose from 377 different DCW issues (some in very limited quantities) spanning from 1988 to the present day. More than 4,000 copies will be spread out over 20 tables in chronological order, accounting for more than half of the issues since the newspaper began publishing in October 1971!
DCI Hall of Fame members Steve Vickers of Drum Corps World and Cavaliers founder Don Warren will be on hand to sign copies of their books. Warren's book, "Building the Green Machine," will also be available for purchase as part of the exhibition. Also don't miss grabbing a copy of the recently released "Drum Corps International: The First Decade, 1972-1981" a 212-page book chronicling DCI's early years with narrative and more than 400 photographs.
Ready to soak up some drum corps history and score some free stuff? The Historical Society exhibit will be open from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, 3-4 p.m. Friday, and 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. You can enter for free with your ticket to the evening drum corps events.
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