The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps will be at Tusculum College for a practice session on Sunday, August 1, for a stopover and rehearsal session, according to David Price, director of special events and music programs for the college.
The Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps is a world-renowned, world champion drum and bugle corps that travels between six and eight weeks each summer throughout the United States and Canada performing in competitive field shows and parades.
The Vanguard provides instruction for the experienced through the advanced member in the areas of brass, percussion and color guard.
The rehearsal sessions planned for Tusculum is set for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The session will be held at the practice fields on the hill above Pioneer Field. The sessions are not a performance; however, interested members of the public are welcome to observe the rehearsals.
The Corps will be giving a full performance at 5 p.m.
“We are very excited to have the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps on our campus,” said Price. “We have excellent facilities for their use and it offers the community a chance to see the internationally-acclaimed group at work.”
The Vanguard has won six Drum Corps International world championship titles (73, 74, 78, 81, 89 and 99), along with many other regional championships titles. Membership in the Vanguard is primarily between the ages of 16 through a maximum age of 22.
For more information on the Vanguard or for information on Tusculum facility use, contact Price at 423-636-7303.