Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

Congratulations to the Blue Devils, the 2017 Drums Along the Waterfront-Tour of Champions Gold Medalist!

1Blue Devils95.900
2Santa Clara Vanguard95.275
3Carolina Crown94.575
5The Cadets89.975
6Blue Knights88.150
7Phantom Regiment84.200
8Blue Stars86.700


There are two entry points for DATW parking:

·         From 20A/Big Tree Rd to Fieldhouse Drive/Lot 1

·         From Abbott Rd. to 1 Bills Drive

*To alleviate traffic congestion on Abbott we suggest: approaching from the south, 20A/Big Tree Rd to the Fieldhouse Drive/Lot 1 entry ….and arriving early!

Parking Lots open at 4:00PM as does the Bills Box Office for ticket purchase.

 New Era Field Permitted and Prohibited Items

 New Era Field – NFL Bag Policy

The 2017 Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions
Housing and Rehearsal Information

Official Hotel Sponsor of DATW – Tour of Champions

DATW is pleased to announce Ellicott Hospitality as the “Official Hotel Sponsor of 2017 DATW Tour of Champions!” Ellicott Hospitality is the official team hotel of the Buffalo Bills, as well as a proud sponsor of the Bills. For DATW guests, offering a special discount rate along with Free Parking, Hot Breakfast Buffet & Internet will be five Ellicott Hospitality properties:

Located in West Seneca, just minutes from New Era Field:

The Hampton Inn

Staybridge Suites

Country Inn & Suites

Located across from the  airport:

Days Hotel

Located in Ellicottville:

The Wingate

For special rate reservations on line or by phone (mention “Drums Along the Waterfront”).

We thank you for patronizing those who support the drum corps activity!


Witness music in motion! Presented by Drums Along the Waterfront and sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), the top 8 drum corps in the world will compete for the ‘Tour of Champions’ title.

Having an amazing 41 DCI World Championship titles among them, the line-up includes

Blue DevilsConcord, CA….17 DCI World Championship titles
Blue KnightsDenver, CO.. ..a DCI World Championship finalist more than 20 times
Blue StarsLa Crosse, WI…. 4 DCI Open Class World Champion titles
BluecoatsCanton, OH….the reigning DCI World Champion & Drums Along the Waterfront title holder.
The CadetsAllentown, PA …10 DCI World Championship titles
Carolina CrownFt. Mill, SC.. 1 DCI World Championship title
Phantom RegimentRockford, IL…2 DCI World Championship titles
Santa Clara VanguardSanta Clara, CA…6 DCI World Championship titles

Drums Along the Waterfront appreciates the support of other local media such as The Bee Group  Newspapers and WBBZ.

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