Photos and video: Drum corps tour brings the show

Drums and hats were ready.
Drums and hats belonging to the Legends Drum Corps from Kalamazoo, Mich., sat ready backstage.
Judy Griesedieck for MPR News

The Drum Corps International Tour arrived in Minnesota on Saturday at TCF Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. Twenty drum corps teams from around the U.S., including three from Minnesota, featured elite brass musicians, percussionists and color guard performers.

While most performers are college-age students, two local All-Age Class corps performed: St. Peter's Govenaires and St. Paul's Minnesota Brass.

The annual Drum Corps International Tour includes performances all summer throughout North America and finishes with a week-long competition for the overall championship in August in Indianapolis.

Editor's note: An earlier version of the story included a video that mislabeled the La Crosse Blue Stars.

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