Tournament of Drums 2024: Friday, Aug. 2 at 7 pm at Prairie High School Stadium!
During the previous 6+ years, a small group of passionate and dedicated alumni of the Emerald Knights and Nite Express Drum & Bugle Corps have happily worked to resurrect the Tournament of Drums and form a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and perpetuating drum corps in the community.
They have now published an informative and entertaining book called Marking Time: A History of Drum & Bugle Corps in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The history of drum & bugle corps in Cedar Rapids dates back to 1928, when a French immigrant bugler organized what was known as the Playground Drum & Bugle Corps.
Learn about the earliest days of the city's drum corps through the present time in this professionally written and designed hardcover book, featuring personal stories of alumni, past staff, volunteers, drum majors and directors.
Reminisce about your own experiences and see photos of the Musketeers, Boys YMCA Corps, Moose Girls, Cadets, Grenadiers, Emerald Knights, Nite Express, Grant Wood All-City Drum Corps and more, as well as memorabilia through the years in this specially created book.
Get your 100-page book now!
Or you can order one and have it mailed to you for $45.00, which includes shipping and handling.
To order online, click the "Order A Book" button. To mail in an order, see the information below.
If you want a book in time for Christmas, please order by December 15!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See some of the wonderful interviews for the book, as well as rehearsal and performance video clips of past Cedar Rapids drums corps!