Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

Drums Along the Waterfront is proud to announce the 2017 edition of the Tour of Champions!
Mark your calendars for Sunday August 6 at 7PM
at New Era Field!



When the top 8 corps in the world arrive here on August 6th, we can all sing “Welcome to West Herr N.Y!”

 Drums Along the Waterfront is proud to announce the West Herr Auto Group’s sponsoring of the 2017 Drums Along the Waterfront-Tour of Champions event!

Stated Drums Along the Waterfront President Jack Gaylord, Jr“ Since 1950 West Herr has built their reputation on excellence, customer satisfaction and understanding their roots, Since 1997 Drums Along the Waterfront has built our reputation on the excellence of our programming, customer satisfaction and an understanding of the roots of our activity. We are excited our high standards that have earned honors and our customer’s trust have come together!”

 Gaylord added : “Drums Along the Waterfront patrons are extremely loyal to sponsors & those who support the activity; they may “march” to West Herr, but you’ll find them driving away satisfied customers! 

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

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!

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