ROME, N.Y. - Spectators filled the stands of RFA stadium Thursday evening for an intense showcase of Drum Corp.
The performers range in age from 16 to 22 years-old. Organizers said they spend their entire summer traveling and perfecting their craft.
"They might liken it to a Broadway show on a football field or something like that,” Claudette Wire, Director of Drums Along the Mohawk said. “They’re going to be amazed. I think the thing that they’re going to feel the most is amazement.”
Eight Drum Corp from all over the country competed.
The Academy - Tempe, Arizona
Blue Starts - LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Jersey Surf - Camden County, New Jersey
Madison Scouts – Madison, Wisconsin
Oregon Crusaders – Portland, Oregon
Pioneer – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Spirit of Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia
Troopers – Casper, Wyoming