Corps Encore, Utah’s premier marching music event, is an exciting spectacle of sight and sound. Every summer, a variety of competitive junior drum and bugle corps from all over North America stop in Utah on their national tours in preparation for the DCI World Championships.
Held at Weber State University’s beautiful Stewart Stadium, Corps Encore is a great night of affordable family fun and a Utah tradition. The day starts out at 9:00am with the BKXperience-Perform! Clinic at Weber State University open to middle school, high school and college band students interested in learning performance techniques and make friends. Also, the Spark! Ideas Conference will return for a 2nd year also at Weber State University. More details on these exciting events are coming soon. Come out to see the Blue Knights clinic as they rehearse in the stadium at 3:30 pm to 5:00pm. All these pre-show events are free to the public!
Join us on July 11, 2018 as the world’s top drum corps entertain an enthusiastic crowd and battle for top honors at Corps Encore. Learn more about Corps Encore below or click “Buy Tickets” button.
July 11, 2018 – 7:00 PM
(Stadium box office opens at 2:00 PM, gates open at 5:30 PM)
(Confirmed units listed in alphabetical order)
The Academy – Tempe, AZ
The Battalion – Salt Lake City, UT
Blue Knights – Denver, CO
The Cadets – Allentown, PA
Columbians – Pasco, WA
Oregon Crusaders – Portland, OR
Pacific Crest – Diamond Bar, CA
Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA
Seattle Cascades – Seattle, WA
Troopers – Casper, WY
9:00am – BKXperience-Perform! Clinic for band students of all skill levels (register here!)
12:00pm – Spark! Ideas Conference for music educators
3:30pm – Open rehearsal in stadium: Blue Knights (FREE to the public!)
5:00pm – Run-through of show in stadium: Blue Knights
5:15pm – Stadium cleared
5:30pm – Stadium doors open
7:00pm – Opening Ceremonies
11:00pm – Scores announced
Frequently Asked Questions
Information on where each drum corps will be staying while in Denver is coming soon!
Ascend Performing Arts will present a marching band clinic entitled BKXperience-Perform! as part of its Ascend Education program. This clinic will be held at Stewart Stadium on the day of Corps Encore show at Weber State University from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Students will learn performance techniques from the world class Blue Knights staff!
Would you like to have an exhibitor booth to promote your company or organization at the big show that would get exposure to nearly 10,000 people? The Exhibitor Fee will get you a 10’x10′ space that you can set up a pop-up tent or trailer, be recognized in the event program book, mentioned by show announcer during in-stadium announcements and recognized on the stadium jumbotron. There are special rates for nonprofits, performing arts circuits, and Blue Knights alumni. Please note that space is limited!
» Click to become an exhibitor Vendor Booth Request.
Support the drum corps and purchase new apparel and souvenirs from the touring corps along the main concourse before and during the event. An extensive selection of collectables are available, ranging from t-shirts to audio/video products.
» Purchase Blue Knights & Drums Along the Rockies merchandise online here.
We are seeking volunteers to assist with this event. Those who are involved in supporting the event will get free access to the show (gate entry only and access to the stands – not a ticketed seat) and the Marketplace. See this online volunteer signup form for volunteer opportunity details and to sign up. Volunteer related questions can be sent to Keith at Volunteer@AscendPerformingArts.org.