The Columbus Saints traveled to Whitewater, WI to compete at DCI SoundSport Whitewater at historic Perkins Stadium.
In our first long distance trip in many years, the Columbus Saints traveled to Whitewater with an overnight stop in Chicago, IL. The Saints visited Navy Pier, and spent the night and early morning at the Major Adams Community Center.
More photos can be found on our Facebook page here : Columbus Saints Whitewater 2016
Earlier this year, Major John Adams ; founder of the St. Andrews Hornet’s Drum & Bugle Corps passed away at the age of 94 leaving behind a legacy of community engagement, youth outreach, professionalism, and inspiring others to be successful as Marcus and Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire, and Mr. Marshall Cheatham; our founder and executive director. Being able to visit Chicago and Mr. Cheatham’s hometown and neighborhood was a unique experience for many of our members, and a chance to interact with residents of the West Side of Chicago.
In competition at Perkins Stadium, the Columbus Saints and Lakeshoremen competed in the first US SoundSport event of the season.With other marching bands, and new Open Class Corps Shadow in attendance, the Saints won a Silver Medal and Best in Show Rating DCI SoundSport presenting their 2016 production “The Elements of Funk – Music of Earth Wind and Fire.” What an exciting start to the Saints season on the corps’ road to DCI Finals in August.