The Freelancers of Sacramento, Calif., perform at the DCI East Prelims, Saturday, Aug. 9, 1980. Holding off the Sky Ryders during the Prelims by a score of 70.30 to 69.65, the Freelancers earned the 12th and final spot in the evening competition, in what was just their second trip ever to Pennsylvania's Allentown High School Stadium (now J. Birney Crum).

Drum corps will return to the fan-favorite Allentown venue in 2013, as the DCI Eastern Classic takes place Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3. Stay for Sunday, and catch the second to last Tour of Champions Series event of the summer also at J. Birney Crum Stadium.

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