August 6, 2018
Following strong performances at the 2018 Tour of Champions - Drums Along The Waterfront in Buffalo, New York for the Colts and the 2018 Metamora Music in Motion in East Peoria, Illinois for the Colt Cadets, both corps are heading into the last days of their season. Both corps will cap off their competitive season with one more show before competing in the 2018 Drum Corps International World Championships. The Colt Cadets will perform tonight in the DCI Open Class World Championships Prelims at Ames Field in Michigan City, Indiana. The Colt Cadets will perform at 4:34 p.m. The Colts will head towards Erie, Pennsylvania, for the Lake Erie Fanfare. The Colts will perform at 8:42 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday will find the Colt Cadets in Michigan City, Indiana, for the Open Class Championships. Colt Cadets will be staying at Michigan City High School. Colt Cadets will perform Monday night, and Tuesday's performance time will be based on the results from Monday night. Be sure to check colts.org for the most up to date performance times. Following Open Class Finals on Tuesday, August 7, the Colt Cadets will head to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana to prep for their final performance of the year.
Tuesday through Saturday, the Colts will be housing at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Tuesday will be a full rehearsal day for the corps, with evening ensemble in Scheumann Stadium. Wednesday will also be a rehearsal day, with the 2018 Annual Banquet in the evening. On Wednesday morning, you can catch the Colts Cymbal Line in downtown Indianapolis at the DCI Performers Showcase. The #CCL will perform their original composition at 12:16 p.m. in the Indiana Convention Center.
Thursday through Saturday will be the "loudest nights of the summer" as the drum corps activity descends on Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Colt Cadets will perform Thursday morning between 9:00 a.m and 10:30 a.m. The Colts will perform Thursday evening at 6:39 p.m. Thursday evening will also feature the 15th annual Big, Loud, and Live cinecast in theaters around the country. Purchase your tickets today to see the top 15 corps live! Colts will be the first corps to perform in Big, Loud, and Live.
On Friday, the Colts will perform between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday evening will also feature the annual age out ceremony on the field of Lucas Oil Stadium at 11:04 p.m.
Saturday's schedule is to be determind based on the Colts placement on Friday night. All details will be released as soon as they become available.
Fully detailed itineraries of Finals Week can be found on the website. You can click here for the Colts itinerary. A Colt Cadets itinerary will be availabe soon!
To read more about all the events organized by Drum Corps Internatioanl during Finals Week, you can click here.
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