Full Speed Into Finals Week

August 5, 2017

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Following strong performances at the 2017 DCI Eastern Classic in Allentown, Pennsylvania for the Colts and the 2017 Shadow Showcase in Oregon, Wisconsin, for the Colt Cadets, both corps are heading in to the last days of their season. Both corps will cap off their competitive season with one more show before competing in the 45th anniversary edition of the Drum Corps International World Championships. The Colt Cadets will be in the final Colts-sponsored show of the season, Tourament Of Drums, on Saturday, August 5 at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Colt Cadets are the last corps on at 9:06PM and will perform an encore following their performance. Still looking to attend? You can purchase tickets for this event here. The Colts will travel north to Erie, Pennsylvania, for the Lake Erie Fanfare. The Colts will perform at 7:49PM.

Monday and Tuesday will find the Colt Cadets in Michigan City, Indiana, for the 10th annual Open Class Championships. Colt Cadets will be staying at Michigan City High School. Performance times for both days are to be determined. Monday's performance time will be based on the results from Saturday's show in Cedar Rapids 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 8, 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 Munice, 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 2017 Annual Banquet in the evening. On Wednesday morning, you can catch the Colts Cymbal Line in downtown Indianapolis at the DCI Performers Showcase presented by System Blue. The #CCL will perform their original composition at 12:00PM in the Indiana Convention Center.

Big, Loud, and Live 2017

Thursday through Saturday will be the "loudest nights of the summer" as the drum corps activity descends on to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Colt Cadets will perform Thursday morning between 9AM and 10:30AM. The Colts will perform Thursday evening betwen 4:30PM and 7:30PM. Check colts.org for confirmed performance times the day of! Thursday evening will also feature the 14th annual Big, Loud, and Live cinecast in theaters around the country. Purchase your tickets today to see the top 15 corps live!

On Friday, the Colts will perform between 4:30PM and 6:30PM. Friday evening will also feature the annual age out ceremony on the field of Lucas Oil at 11:02PM. Immediately prior, at 10:23PM, will be the DCI Volunteer Of The Year Recognition Ceremony. Bill Symoniak, Colts board member and long-time volunteer coordinator, will be recognized for his contributions to both the Colts Youth Organization and the drum corps activity.

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. You can click here for the Colt Cadets itinerary.

To read more about all the events organized by Drum Corps Internatioanl during Finals Week, you can click here.

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