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Drum and Bugle Corps Competition Returns to North Iowa

March 12 - August 1

Drum and Bugle Corps Competition Returns to North Iowa


  North Iowa will once again enjoy the thunder of drums, the power of brass, and the pageantry of the color guard as North Iowa’s Festival of Brass comes to Forest City on Friday, August 1, at 7 pm. The competition happens under the lights at the Forest City High School Stadium.

Tickets go on sale beginning March 14 at www.northiowamusicarts.org. They may also be purchased at the gate on the date of the show. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children 6 and under are admitted free.

“These groups will be at their performing best coming into our competition. Five days later they will compete for the Open-Class World Championship in Indiana.” said Dr. John Aslakson, event Chairman.

The action packed line-up includes 10 drum and bugle corps featuring Gold and Blue Devils B (CA), the Blue Saints (Canada), Colt Cadets (IA), Governaires and Minnesota Brass (MN), Racine Scouts (WI), Spartans (NH), and Thunder (WA).

“The Festival of Brass is an exciting opportunity to introduce local bands to the thrill of Drum and Bugle Corps,” said Dr. Josh Thompson, Assistant Professor of Music, Waldorf College.

This night of music and visual pageantry on the football field is perfect for all ages. Bring the family and be inspired by what these young people do. Join us on Friday, August 1st, for North Iowa’s Festival of Brass.



March 12
August 1
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