2007
It's showtime at the sports complex

It's showtime at the sports complex
June 8, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The second major Drum Corps International competition of the 2007 season returns to the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex for the third consecutive year at 7:30 p.m. on June 24. Each of the previous two performances drew more than 2,500 people. Among the corps that will perform on June 24 are: the Bluecoats from Canton, Ohio; the Madison Scouts from Madison, Wis.; Pioneer from Milwaukee, Wis.; Phantom Regiment from Rockford; Southwind from Lexington, Ky.; Capital Sound from Madison, Wis.; and Kilties from Oshkosh, Wis. Competitive drum and bugle corps is an intense, choreographed musical experience staged on football stadium fields by students achieving high levels of excellence in performance. Through the drum and bugle corps experience, young people develop life skills including self-discipline, teamwork and leadership. Drum Corps International competition is organized into three divisions based on the size of the corps. Tickets for the Drum Corps International are $25 and $18. Tickets are on sale online at www.dci.org.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.