Americans celebrate the day our fledgling country declared its independence in 1776 with fireworks, family gatherings, plenty of food and good fun. At the Rose Bowl in Pasadena they have been doing it consistently since 1926. This year Drum Corps International (DCI) Marching Music's Major LeaguesTM, presents five of the country's best Drum and Bugle Corps, and a world-class fireworks show that will thrill and delight families from throughout Southern California.
Performing their precision music and field shows will be The Academy from Tempe, AZ, Blue Devils from Concord, CA, Pacific Crest from Diamond Bar, CA, Phantom Regiment from Rockford, IL, and Santa Clara Vanguard from Santa Clara, CA. Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, non-profit, global youth activity with far reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Their message of “excellence in performance and in life” has been delivered to more than 7.2 million young people from more than 15 countries, ages 13-22 involved in performing arts in the United States. Each summer some 400,000 people attend live Drum Corps events.
Fireworks show producers, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, has become known as the “Fireworks Ambassadors to the World” by developing revolutionary choreography methods and precisely firing fireworks to music at the biggest events around the globe.
Official Website: http://www.rosebowlstadium.com/RoseBowl_Americafest.htm
Added by folkie on May 20, 2008