The 2020 DCI season is cancelled, so look for Tournament of Drums in 2021!
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.
YOU now have an opportunity to support their most recent endeavor: publishing the book 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.
Orders are now being accepted for the 100-page book, which will be ready soon.
The price of the book is $35.00 if picked up in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, August 15 from 10am-2pm at Red Oak Pavilion in Bever Park. Masks are required to protect our volunteers. If you'd like to buy a book that day, instead of ordering in advance, please bring a check or exact amount of cash.
If you would like the book shipped to you, the price is $45.00, which includes shipping and handling.
(Note: If you donated $100 or more towards this project, we have already accounted for the book(s) that will be given to you and we will be contacting you soon. No need to place an order.)
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