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July 6 DCI event moves to Jackson Liberty High School

Central New Jersey school to host Crown, Madison, Boston, Crossmen, Surf and more

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Carolina Crown performs at Jackson Liberty High School in 2009. The July 6 Drum Corps: An American Tradition event returns to the school in 2011! Below, crowds wait to enter the stadium for the sold out show in 2009. 

What’s old is new again in the world of Youth Education in the Arts-sponsored drum corps shows as a change to the Grand Slam of Drum Corps line-up will move the July 6 Drum Corps: An American Tradition event from its originally announced location to Jackson Liberty High School in Jackson, N.J., site of a nearly sold-out YEA! event in 2009. 

“While we were hopeful a resolution could come to a scheduling conflict at The College of New Jersey, ultimately external forces and the calendar forced us to make a decision to relocate the July 6 event to Jackson Liberty High School,” said Sean King, YEA! director of marketing. “The 2010 event at TCNJ was great for fans and performers alike, however we could not overcome issues on the campus for this summer.  We hope to return again in future years, and look forward to working with the team at TCNJ again this fall at the USSBA Central New Jersey Regional.” 


When a return to TCNJ first appeared to be problematic, the YEA! team reached out to good friend Scott Katona, band director at Jackson Liberty High School and partner in the 2009 event, to inquire about availability of the campus which is only a few years old. Crowd at gate.JPG

As many will remember, the 2009 event was a near sell-out for drum corps fans in this Central New Jersey community which is conveniently located just off Interstate 95 and only minutes away from Six Flags amusement park. 

“Scott was gracious to move forward to school administration to secure the stadium and surrounding grounds in a matter of hours,” said King.  “After a few meetings, the necessary logistics were confirmed and the announcement of the change was made possible.” 

“Jackson Liberty is only 30 miles east of TCNJ and provides corps and fans with a relatively brand new campus and stadium plus plenty of grounds for the corps to park and warm-up, with spacious parking lots for the expected audience,” said Larry Harper, events manager for YEA! 

“We’re pleased to say that ticket buyers who have already purchased seats to the July 6 event will have their previous purchases honored, and since the ticket pricing for the event will remain the same, no further action will need to be taken by our fans,” said Larry Harris, ticketing manager for YEA! events. 

The July 6 Drum Corps: An American Tradition contest features Carolina Crown, Boston Crusaders, Madison Scouts, Crossmen, Jersey Surf, Raiders and Platinum in an early season line-up.  Ticket prices are $40 for a limited amount of VIP tickets which include convenient, premium parking space, complimentary program book and more.  Reserved tickets for seats inside the 30 yard lines are $25, Value Reserved seats outside the 30 yard lines are $15.  

Start time for the Wednesday evening competition will be 7:30 p.m. 

To order tickets, CLICK HERE or call the ticket hotline at 877.512.TUBA (8822).


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