A unique form of summer family entertainment hits Stillwater Sunday night, when the Drum Beauty show brings the

The Cavaliers speed across the field during a recent competition in Chesapeake, Va. (Photo: Bob Cannon)

The Cavaliers horn line speeds across the field during a recent competition in Chesapeake, Va. (Photo: Bob Cannon)

music, motion and pageantry of elite drum and bugle corps to the Twin Cities. The annual event features several of the top-notch World Class corps from the Drum Corps International summer tour, including the historically popular Madison Scouts and Cavaliers, as well as award-winning regional corps the Govenaires and Minnesota Brass. The event, which will feature more than 1,000 performers -- brass, percussion and color guard -- in nine corps, serves as a great preview of the July 17 DCI Minnesota show at the University of Minnesota's TCF Stadium -- or a smaller-scale subsitute for those who might be overwhelmed by the two dozen corps at that 8+-hour regional event. 

 

Corps appearing at Drum Beauty are (in alphabetical order):

Blue Stars* (LaCrosse, Wis.)
Cadets* (Allentown, Pa.)
Cavaliers (Rosemont, Ill.)
Colt Cadets (Dubuque, Iowa)
Colts* (Dubuque)
Govenaires (St. Peter)
Madison Scouts* (Madison, Wis.)
Minnesota Brass (St. Paul)
Racine Scouts (Racine, Wis.)
* DCI World Class corps

Drum Beauty starts at 6 p.m. Sunday at Stillwater High School's beautiful stadium. Tickets ($18-$33) can be bought at the Lumberjack Days website or by calling 651-430-2306. Buy tickets for DCI MInnesota at the same time, and you can get them for only $18 each, $9 off the usual $27 price.

By the way, this is drum corps: