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Tickets now available for annual Drums Along the Waterfront event

Tickets for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champion event, taking place  on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, are now available online at www.drumsalongthewaterfront.org.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront will feature the top seven drum corps in the world competing for the Tour of Champions title. Having an amazing 37 titles among them, the event lineup will include the reigning world champion Blue Devils (Concord, CA), Bluecoats (Canton, OH), The Cadets (Allentown, PA), Carolina Crown (Fort Mill, SC), The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL), Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL) and Boston Crusaders (Boston, MA).

Advance tickets range in price from $25 to $45, with discounts available for children 12 and under, seniors, members of the military and groups. Drums Along the Waterfront is a rain or shine event, and plenty of free parking is available at the stadium.

Drums Along the Waterfront would also like to announce that WGRZ has joined the event as a new media partner. Other event sponsors include The Buffalo News, Townsquare Media and the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in downtown Buffalo. For sponsorship information, please contact event director Jack Gaylord Jr. at (716) 867-1618.

For more information about the event, please visit www.drumsalongthewaterfront.org or follow Drums Along the Waterfront on Facebook for frequent updates.


 

Drums Along the Waterfront announces partnership with Seneca Nation of Indians – Cattaraugus Community Center

Drums Along the Waterfront (DATW) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI) – Cattaraugus Community Center (CCC) for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

“The SNI-CCC is a multipurpose state-of-the-art facility that has been expanding to bring a wide variety of events to Western New York,” said DATW Director Jack Gaylord Jr. “Not only has the SNI-CCC come on board as a corps sponsor for the Tour of Champions event, but they are also opening their facility to the Legends Drum & Bugle Corps from Kalamazoo, Michigan, from July 25 through July 27 for rehearsals and a ‘Prelude to DATW’ performance and educational program at 3:45 p.m. July 26. This event will give spectators a glimpse of the performances to come on Aug. 7 when the top seven drum corps in the world come to Western New York to compete.”

“I have spoken with directors of the Legends Drum & Bugle Corps and they are very excited for this unique opportunity to learn more about the Seneca culture,” Gaylord added. “It will also be a great educational experience for the Seneca youth as they will have an opportunity to meet with these drum corps performers who come from all over the country.”

In addition to the July 26 performance on Wolf’s Run Field adjacent to the CCC, the Legends will hold a rehearsal from 1 to 9 p.m. July 25 at Gowanda’s Hillis Field. Both events are open to the public. On July 27, the Legends will conclude their Western New York visit with a trip to Niagara Falls.

For more information on the CCC, please visit http://cattarauguscommunitycenter.com. For information on the Legends Drum & Bugle Corps, visit http://www.legendspaa.org/working.html. And for information on Drums Along the Waterfront, please visit www.drumsalongthwwaterfront.org or follow the organization on Facebook for frequent updates.


 

On-Air

  • 8-18-16, 8:00 PM, Team Drums Along the Waterfront participates on WBBZ’s game show “Bragging Rights!”
  • 7-30-16  10:00- 11:00 AM, WGRZ TV “WNY Living” Program,  Host Janet Snyder interviews DATW Producer Jack Gaylord Jr.
  • 8-3-16 Listen for WJE’s Laura Daniels & Gordon Scherer interview Jack Gaylord Jr.
  • 8-3-16 Listen for WYRK’s Clay Moden, Dale Mussen & Liz Mantel interview with Jack Gaylord Jr.
  • 8-4-16 Listen for MIX 96’s Laura Daniels & Rob Banks interview Jack Gaylord Jr.
  •  8-4-16 Listen for WYRK’s Clay Moden, Dale Mussen & Liz Mantel interview with Jack Gaylord Jr. at 8:10 AM
  •  8-7-16 Listen for WBLK’s Todd Anderson interview with Jack Gaylord Jr.
  • 8-5-16, 5:00-7:00 AM WGRZ TV “Daybreak” Program, Prime Time Brass represents Drums Along the Waterfront. (PTB is to be shown throughout the day on WGRZ’s newscasts)
  • 1 minute radio spots are now running on Townsquare:
    • WYRK
    • MIX 96
    • JACK
    • WBLK

30 second  television spots are now running on WGRZ-TV
30 second  television spots are now running on WBBZ-TV

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