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Monday, July 21, 2008

PSU hosts Brass Spectacular, drum and flag corp camp

The campus of Pittsburg State University is awash in color and filled with the sound of beating drums this week as middle and high schools students converge for the 15th annual Cutting Edge Auxiliary Camp.

The camp runs July 21-24. Designed for 7th-12th graders, it features training for flag corps, drum majors, percussionists, and section leaders. More than 300 students from schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri are signed up this year.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day, and is organized in conjunction with the annual Brass Spectacular show.

Part of the Drum Corps International Summer Music Games Tour, the 4th annual Brass Spectacular show at PSU features bands from throughout the United States. This year’s show includes performances from The Academy from Tempe, Ariz.; the Boston Crusaders; the Colt Cadets from Dubuque, Iowa; the Colts from Dubuque, Iowa; the Crossmen from San Antonio, Texas; the Santa Clara Vanguard from Santa Clara, Calif.; and the Troopers from Casper, Wyo.

Each band consists of youths ages 14-21 from the U.S. and Canada. The bands are staying and rehearsing at locations throughout the area, including Pittsburg Middle School and High School, Neosho (Mo.) Middle School, Miami (Okla.) Junior High, Missouri Southern State University, and Fort Scott High School.

Each world-champion level group consists of approximately 150 members. They compete in about 30 competitions throughout the U.S. during the month of July.

Tickets range from $10 for groups and economy seats to $25 for super premium seats. Discounts are available for children and PSU students and employees. For ticket information, call 620-235-4796, or visit http://www.pittstate.edu/union/tickets/.

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