Saturday, February 8, 2014

Drum Corps at the Olympics recently posted an article about the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps performing at the 1980 Winter Olympics. That year, the Olympics were being held in Lake Placid, NY and the corps was playing for the opening ceremonies. This was an extremely large stage for the Lancers and the world of drum corps. The article also makes mention of how the group of brass players were able to overcome the cold weather for a successful performance; including using car antifreeze on their valves. It's a great read and gives us a glimpse into the past of DCI history.

Original Article

27th Lancers at DCI Finals in 1980


  1. I didn't know all that. Its fun to see some dci!

  2. Very cool! I think it's great that we could share something like that in front of the world.

    Not sure if you knew but the University of Florida Marching Band(my Alma mater) traveled to London a couple of summers ago for the 2012 Olympic Games.