Members of the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, display their talents at the Salem Football Stadium.
Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps from Camden County, New Jersey, perform in unison.

Attendees were treated to eight world-class corps: Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA, Carolina Crown – Ft. Mill, SC, Crossmen – San Antonio, TX, Genesis – Austin, TX, Jersey Surf – Camden County, NJ, Mandarins – Sacramento, CA, Pacific Crest – Diamond Bar, CA, and Pioneer – Milwaukee, WI.

Robin Reed, a WDBJ7 anchorman, served as event emcee.

According to Steve Belanger, the mission of Drum Corps International is “to bring the life-enriching benefits and enjoyment of marching music performing arts to as many people as possible worldwide.”

“This is accomplished by creating a stage for participating organizations to engage in education, competition, entertainment and the promotion of individual growth,” Belanger, a coordinator for the Summer Music Games, said. “This event brings the best of the best high school and college students from all over the world as they compete against other top corps to sharpen their skills and…

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