Band students at George Rogers Clark High School are always encouraged to strive for greatness.
The best way to become the best, director Chris Yoo said, is to learn from the best.
This weekend, the community is invited to watch the best in action at a free performance by the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque, Iowa.
“I’d like my students to kind of model how they do things, performance based and rehearsal based,” Yoo said. “I think it will be a very good experience for them to watch how they practice, and the effort they put into fixing something.”
The Colts will perform at GRC Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
According to the organization’s website, the professional drum corps consists of 150 members ages 16-21. Rehearsals and auditions begin in December, then the group tours from Memorial Day until the middle of August.
“They’re starting their competition season, touring around the nation and competing in different contests. They’re traveling through the area, and were looking for a place to practice,” Yoo said.