2015 Tour of Champions Poster


The DATW 2015 Tour of Champions poster (11” x 17”) and flyer (8.5” x 11”) are now available. You can download a pdf copy from the Tour of Champions page.

Free Musical Concert to benefit Crossroads House

Attica High School Auditorium
Sunday, March 15, 2015
1:30 P.M.

Performances by:

  • Attica High School Marching Band
  • Alexander Fireman’s Band
  • Batavia High School Jazz Ensemble
  • Hamburg Kingsmen Alumni Drum Corps
  • St. Joe’s Brass Ensemble of Batavia

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A FREE will offering will graciously be accepted.

All proceeds benefit Crossroads House, A Comfort Home for the Dying, serving residents from Genesee & Wyoming Counties.

Official Hotel of DATW for 2015

comfort-inn-logo-2Comfort Suites Downtown is the Official Hotel of DATW for 2015.

‘Your adrenalin will still be pumping from the show, but eventually you’ll need a place to sleep..’ ..and dream about next year’s DATW show… view more.

A Clinic for Band Directors

A clinic for band directors, Richard Saucedo, Clinician
Sponsored by the New York State Band Directors Association
Assisted by “Directors Band” & the WSW Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, March 25th 7-9PM

West Seneca West High School

Free of charge! For band directors of all levels!

All attendees are required to bring an instrument to participate in the workshop. Please RSVP to John Blickwedehl jblickwedehl@wscschools.org with a message that includes what instrument(s) you would be willing to bring and play.

Each participant will be given a certificate of attendance for participating in this workshop.

Ticket Sales Start Monday 3/2

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Tickets go on-sale Monday, March 2nd at 9:00 am via Ticketmaster! For complete ticketing information visit the Drums Along the Waterfront tickets page.

Witness Music in Motion! Presented by Drums Along the Waterfront and sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI). Having an amazing 42 DCI World Championship titles among them, 8 of the top drum corps in the world will compete for the “Tour of Champions,” title.

2015 DATW Tour of Champions will be held at Ralph Wilson Stadium!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ralph Wilson StadiumDrum roll please…….It’s Official…..the 2015 Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions will be held at Ralph Wilson Stadium!

After a one year hiatus  from “The Ralph” due to stadium renovations, we are pleased to be back!

The stadium has a “Rich” history not only in name, but for hosting drum corps, as 3 DCI World Championships and 4 Drums Along the Waterfront’s have taken place at the Orchard Park, N.Y. facility.

Corps & fans alike will appreciate the recent stadium renovations. Fans will find the stadium entry to their liking with expanded gates and easier access to the concourse, just several of the new amenities.

The Bills have been gracious hosts over the years, and we are looking forward to opening the eyes of new Bill’s owners Terry & Kim Pegula to the world of drum corps!  The Pegulas are in quest of their 1st world title, so in the meantime we can  give them 42 world championship titles, the number achieved by the participating corps in this year’s event!

Stay tuned as we will be announcing our “on sale” date shortly.


Buglers Hall of Fame Buffalo Regional Musical Event

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sikora Post #1322, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda NY

Please join the Ghost Riders support this fun event.

“The excitement of Drum Corps” is again returning to North Tonawanda, NY. This is the 2nd annual “Bugler’s Hall of Fame Buffalo Regional”. Music will take center stage for “An Afternoon of Drum Corps Music” on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at the Sikora Post. Tickets for the show are $10.00 and will be available at the door. There will be food and refreshments served all day. The doors open at 12:00 pm. The individual and ensemble performances start at 1:00 pm and the show will continue with mini corps plus alumni corps for an all-day affair.

The Drum Corps performing include:

  • The Niagara Militaries
  • The Hamburg Kingsmen
  • Toronto Optimists Canada
  • Cadre Blue & Cadre Red Percussion Ensembles
  • St Joe’s Brass Ensemble of Batavia NY
  • The Hitmen
  • Prime Time Brass
  • Mighty St Joes Alumni Corps of Leroy, NY
  • The Ghost Riders from Parts Unknown (a suburb of Batavia, NY)

For additional information check out the event listing or download a pdf flyer.

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