Tournament of Drums | Marion, IA

Tournament of Drums, hosted by the Colt Cadets and the Iowa Music & Arts Association

Show Information

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Linn-Mar High School Stadium, Marion, IA \ Google Map to the stadium.
Stadium box office opens at 4:00 PM. Gates open to the public at 5:30 PM.


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Linn-Mar Stadium Seating Map

Tournament Of Drums celebrates its eighth year as a Colts-sponsored event in partnership with the Iowa Music & Arts Association. In 2024, Tournament Of Drums is one of the final events leading into the DCI Open Class championships. The results of the show will determine the corps order of performance at the DCI Open Class Prelims in Marion, Indiana.

Tournament Of Drums is a three-time receipient of the Best Drum Corps International Open Class Tour Event award!

Tickets for Tournament Of Drums 2024 are ON SALE NOW. You can purchase a reserved seat in the center section of the stadium. Premium Reserved and Alumni Reserved seats are assigned according to the date/time orders are received. ORDER EARLY TO GET THE BEST SEATS! You can also order General Admission tickets and choose your own seat in those sections on the day of the show.

Tickets will begin mailing on May 1 and then daily through July 24. Order before July 12 and SAVE $3 per ticket. Tickets ordered online after Wednesday, July 24, will be held at Will Call and available for pick up at the Linn-Mar High School Stadium box office on the day of the show. Advance ticket sales close on Wednesday, July 31, so the ticket operation can be prepared for the stadium box office.

Quantity discounts are available for student groups of 20+. Group ticket sales are available through Wednesday, July 24. Tickets are $15 in the General Admission section and can be ordered by sending an email to:

Due to the strict travel schedule of the corps, no rain date or refund is available. However, the corps respect the importance of giving their fans a show and will do everything possible to reach that goal.

Tickets Available Online Through July 31

Order before July 12 and SAVE $3 per ticket.

Premium Reserved | $25

Purchase a reserved seat in the center section of the stadium. Premium Reserved seats are assigned according to the date/time orders are received. Order early to get the best seats! (green)

Alumni Reserved | $25

Alumni Reserved are a group of seats within the reserved section for alumni of the Emerald Knights or other Iowa drum corps. The Alumni Reserved section will be released to the public after Friday, July 12. (green)

General Admission | $20

General admission seating in all other sections (yellow) is available first-come, first-served on the day of the show. Wheelchair accessible seating is available at the top of the lower sections of the stadium and all are General Admission. Small benches are adjoining for guests of wheelchair patrons.

A processing fee of $4.75 is applied to each order.