By Ruth Ann Replogle
Don’t let the heat get you down. Let Southwind coolly impress you.
Southwind returns to Enid along with The Cadets, Phantom Regiment, Esperanza, Blue Stars and Colt Cadets in the fifth annual Bob Costello Festival of Drum Corps.
The festival, which is part of Drum Corps International’s Summer Music Games, is 7 p.m. Monday at D. Bruce Selby Stadium, 725 W. Iowa. Gates open at 6, and parking is on the southeast corner of Enid High School, near the old tennis courts.
The Cadets, of Allentown, Pa.; Phantom Regiment, of Rockford, Ill.; Esperanza, of San Diego; Blue Stars, of LaCrosse, Wis.; and Southwind, of Lexington, Ky., are all Division I corps, while Colt Cadets, of Dubuque, Iowa, are Division II. The distinction is based on stability and strength.
The audience can expect a brilliant show of snazzy bugle players and well-dressed drum lines, many of which are coming to town following southwest regional championships in San Antonio.
“We’re going to be the first show out of San Antonio,” said spokesman Glenn Watson. “They’re primed up. End of July they’re marching 20 points better. It’s a polished show.”
General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children. They can be purchased at Brook Mays Music, 2013 W. Garriott, or at the gate, starting at noon Monday. For reserved seating, which is $20, call (580) 554-2352 or go online at www.bigblue-band.net.
Bob Costello Festival of Drum Corps is sponsored by Enid High’s Big Blue Band as the band’s foremost fundraiser.
“Net proceeds go to the band. The cost of the program varies from year to year. After all the bills are paid, we make enough to make it worth it. It’s a good fundraiser,” Watson said. He said the festival also is a great way to teach and reach band students.
By Ruth Ann Replogle
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