Blue Knights Announce 2018 Show: The Fall and Rise

DENVER, CO – The Blue Knights are pleased to present their show program for the 2018 Drum Corps International summer national tour: “The Fall and Rise”.

The Egyptian pantheon is known for its beautiful and evocative stories explaining the mysteries of the universe. The Blue Knights are using the most famous of these myths as the inspiration for their 2018 program “The Fall and Rise”. In keeping with their flair for the unexpected, Blue Knights’ program alludes to the journey of the sun god Ra as a springboard to go deeper and explore the invincible human spirit. When faced with the terrifying unknown it is ritual that connects us. When we are in our darkest hours it is hope that keeps us moving forward and above all it is our connection to each other that sustains us until the light returns

Musical Selections

“Sun King” – by Beatles

“The Rite of Spring” – by Igor Stravinsky

“Exit Music for a Film” – by Radiohead

∴ “Welcome to the Machine” – by Pink Floyd

“Time After Time” – by Cyndi Lauper/Robert Hyman


The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to partner with Jupiter Band Instruments and Majestic Percussion. Working under a philosophy to support music education and community since 1930, Jupiter’s parent company, KHS Musical Instruments Co., Ltd., has become one of the largest musical instrument producers in the world today. Vic Firth, Remo and Zildjian will also play a role with the Blue Knights with the percussion section.

The ensemble will also continue its partnership with Winter Guard Tarps that provides quality digital printing for digital flags, backdrops, floor tarps, and uniforms as the official digital print partner for the Blue Knights. In addition, the Blue Knights utilizes The Band Hall for their uniform needs. Directors Showcase International (DSI) will be a key partner with their support of shoes, color guard equipment, gloves and band supplies for the Blue Knights. Pageantry Innovations is a proud sponsor of the Blue Knights with their support of props, pit carts and more. The horn line will utilize Pickett Brass mouthpieces for the the inaugural season.


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Get the Fall and Rise merchandise which will be available in our online store for pre-order. These shirts will ship in June.

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See the Blue Knights this Summer!

Watch the Blue Knights perform “The Fall and Rise” this summer at the following venues:

∴ July 11th Corps Encore

∴ July 14th Drums Along the Rockies

∴ July 21st DCI Southwestern Championships

∴ August 10th – 11th DCI World Championships

About the Blue Knights

Since 1958, the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps has established itself as one of the elite groups of its kind in the world. A perennial Drum Corps International finalist, the Blue Knights are renowned in the activity for excellence in symphonic music, intricate visual choreography, and an unwavering commitment to innovation.

The Blue Knights are an integral part of Ascend Performing Arts’ educational outreach programs such as the BKXperience clinics, Spark! Ideas Conference, Mile High Drum & Percussion Festival, and the Mile High Guard Festival. Ascend Performing Arts elevates life performance through the Blue Knights Ensembles, Show Events, Entertainment Performances, and Education Clinics.

The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization sponsored by Ascend Performing Arts.


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