Six of the top drum and bugle corps in the country will premiere their 2019 shows tonight (June 20) — and fans across the country can enjoy them on the big screen.
“Drum Corps at the Cinema: DCI Tour Premiere” begins at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Area theaters showing the event are the Marcus Renaissance Cinema, 10411 Renaissance Blvd. in Sturtevant, and Gurnee Cinemas 20, 6144 Grand Ave. in Gurnee, Ill.
The event will feature the Blue Stars, Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, Cadets, Carolina Crown and Phantom Regiment, performing live at Ford Field in Detroit.
The broadcast of the season-opening competitive performances of the 2019 DCI Tour is through Fathom Events’ Digital Broadcast Network.
Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online via FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.
The shows include:
Blue Stars: “Call of the Wild” will feature “Winter” by Antonio Vivaldi, Symphony No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “Dance Panels” by Aaron Copland, “Sora” by Yora Kanno, and “Avalanche” by Jim Wunderlich, Rick Barclay, and Matthew Hernandez.
Boston Crusaders: “Goliath,” based on the story of David and Goliath. Music includes “Enough of Our Machines” by Son Lux, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears, “On the Shoulders of Giants” by Peter Graham, “Giant Steps” by John Coltrane, “My Shot” from “Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Fanfare for Rocky” by Bill Conti.
The Cadets: “Behold,” featuring “Fanfare for the Women” by Libby Larson, “Just” by David Lang, “Blueprint” by Caroline Shaw, “Dance 1” from the “Estancia Orchestral Suite” by Alberto Ginastera and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Paul Simon.
Carolina Crown: “Beneath the Surface,” featuring “Temen Oblak (Dark Clouds)” by Christopher Tin and “Frolic” from “Rabbit and Rogue” by Danny Elfman.
Phantom Regiment: “I Am Joan,” based on the story of Joan of Arc. Music includes “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff, “Audivi Media Nocte” by Oliver Waespi, “Zohar” by Jonathan Leshoff, “Fire of Eternal Glory” and “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” by Dmitri Shostakovich, “Vox Populi” by 30 Seconds to Mars and “Unleashed” by 2 Steps From Hell.
Note: The Bluecoats have not released their show title or repertoire.
The DCI Tour Premiere will be the first of two 2019 DCI events on the big screen this summer.
“Big, Loud & Live,” featuring the top 15 corps performing at the DCI World Championship Prelims, will be screened in select movie theaters across the country on Aug. 8.