June 20, 2013

DrumLine Battle begins in San Antonio!

Chris Weber

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Genesis San Antonio DrumLine Battle
The first-ever DrumLine Battle in the United States successfully roared through San Antonio, Texas on Friday, June 14!

Texas drum lines representing DCI Open Class corps Genesis from Edinburg, and the Guardians, an up-and-coming drum and bugle corps operating out of San Marcos, presented impressive performances; with the G-Unit, Genesis’ battery percussion line, ultimately winning the day with its “Got Milk?” themed routine.

The Crossmen, who hosted the event as part of their Marching Music Extravaganza, performed in exhibition, kicking off their 2013 summer season.

DrumLine Battle is Drum Corps International’s new and exciting competitive performance opportunity, which allows drum lines of any age, size and makeup to face off, each group putting together a 90-120 second performance in a confined “battleground” environment.

Camera crews captured the event’s action, which will be part of the 2013 “DCI Tour Premiere,” coming to movie theaters nationwide on Monday, June 24.

Another DrumLine Battle event will come San Antonio on July 20, and others are planned for Dallas (6/16), , Boston (6/29), Denver (7/6), Murfreesboro, Tenn. (7/26), Huntsville, Ala (7/27), Atlanta (7/28), Dublin, Ohio (7/30),  and Indianapolis (8/10), among other cities throughout the summer.

Interested in getting your drum line involved in any of this summer’s battles? E-mail dlb@dci.org for additional info!