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Local high schools to host visiting Drums Along  the Waterfront drum corps

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is  excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to  Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30  p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6,  and all of the corps will be staying at local high  schools as they prepare for the big event.

“Upon their arrival in Western New York the teams will very likely be spread out on  gym floors trying to catch a few hours of sleep before  getting up to rehearse all day,” said Drums Along the  Waterfront Director Jack Gaylord Jr. “Corps are known to  practice for up to 10 hours a day in preparation for a big  show like the one in Buffalo.”

Following are the eight participating corps and  where they will be staying in preparation for the event:

Blue Devils of Concord, Calif. —TBA
Bluecoats of Canton,  Ohio —TBA
Blue Knights of Denver, Co. – TBA
Blue Stars of La Crosse, WI – TBA
Carolina Crown of Ft. Mill,  S.C. —TBA
Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Il. —TBA
The Cadets of Allentown, Pa. —TBA
Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, CA. – TBA