To our Corps Encore Fans:
After several weeks of closely monitoring the situation–in coordination with Drum Corps International (DCI) and other drum corps (read more)–Ascend Performing Arts has made the difficult decision to cancel our planning for the 2020 Corps Encore show due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.
While we recognize the hard work and preparation already put into this amazing show event by our staff, this decision allows everyone involved–our show staff, stadium host, volunteers, show sponsors and our fans–to focus on their individual safety and well-being, and help their community get through this crisis. We have made a commitment to our members, staff, alumni, fans, and supporters to prioritize their health & safety first.
What if I already purchased tickets to a canceled DCI show?
We are working through the logistics of this situation with Drums Along the Rockies-Boise, Drums Along the Rockies-Denver and Corps Encore ticket holders. We will reach out to those ticket holders with an update soon. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented global public health crisis. You may email us here for questions.
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. 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!
Friday, July 10, 2020
(Stadium box office opens at 2:00 PM, gates open at 5:30 PM)
(Confirmed units listed in alphabetical order)
Academy – Tempe, AZ
The Battalion – Salt Lake City, UT
Blue Knights – Denver, CO
Columbians – Pasco, WA
Genesis – Austin, TX
Mandarins – Sacramento, CA
Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA
Seattle Cascades – Seattle, WA
9:00am – BKXperience-Perform! Clinic for band students of all skill levels (register here!)
3:30pm – Open rehearsal in stadium: Blue Knights (FREE to the public!)
4:00pm – Main ticket office open
5:00pm – Run-through of show in stadium: Blue Knights
5:15pm – Stadium cleared
5:30pm – Stadium doors open
6:30pm – Opening Ceremonies
11:00pm – Scores announced
Frequently Asked Questions
Host list for the DCI Drum Corps attending 2020 Corps Encore (as of July 14, 2019):
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.
Yes! 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 Merchandise Marketplace. See this online volunteer signup form for volunteer opportunity details and to sign up. Volunteer related questions can be sent to Laura at Volunteer@AscendPerformingArts.org.
We do not offer refunds in the event of a weather cancellation. All ticket sales are final.
Have a question? Email email@example.com or call 888-306-DRUM.