The Madison Scouts are excited to announce that over 600 Wisconsin area high school band students will be attending The Whitewater Classic with free tickets provided by a grant program through Forward Performing Arts.
“One of our clearly stated mission objectives is service to the marching arts community in the state of Wisconsin,” stated Programs Director David Lofy. “This is the second year we are running this free ticket program and the number of participants has grown. The chance to see a DCI event with some of the highest caliber groups is an incredibly valuable experience for these young musicians and performers. We hope it provides them some inspiration to take back to their own local band programs."
“We are again excited to provide Wisconsin high school band students the opportunity to see a Drum Corps International event live and in person,” said Executive Director Chris Komnick. “We reached out to all the band directors within a 100 mile radius of Whitewater and provided them access to free tickets. We are expecting over 600 band students and educators to attend The Whitewater Classic as our guests!”
The Whitewater Classic will be held at Perkins Stadium on the University of Wisconsin Whitewater campus on Saturday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. The lineup includes local SoundSport group Sound of Sun Prairie and Open Class corps Colt Cadets (Dubuque, IA) and River City Rhythm (Anoka, MN). The World Class lineup of corps includes Genesis (Austin, TX), Crossmen (San Antonio, TX), Colts (Dubque, IA), Troopers (Casper, WY), The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL), Blue Stars (La Crosse, WI), Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL), Boston Crusaders (Boston, MA), and the Madison Scouts (Madison, WI).
Tickets can be purchased at www.DCI.org