Drum Corps International Eastern Classic in Allentown

Drum Corps InternationalThere is no better way to spend the months of summer than by visiting the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. Come stay with us at Sayre Mansion and enjoy all the fantastic festivities in the area! Pennsylvania offers a wide variety of things to do and see, from the interesting history to all the exciting events. The charming town of Allentown offers one of the best events of the year. The Drum Corps International is an exciting and thrilling event that you don’t want to miss! Here is all you need to know about this year Drum Corps International!


With a three-decade history of hosting the Drum Corps international Eastern Classic, Allentown will be holding the event again this year at the J. Birney Crum Stadium for two exciting days of World Class competition! The Drum Corps international is a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far reaching artistic, educational, and organizational influence. The Crum Corps International is a marching music’s major league, which offers events in more than 35 World Championships in 17 North American cities. One just happens to be right next door to the Sayre Mansion!


Each year, more than 8,000 students audition for the fewer than 3,500 positions available in top-tier Drum Corps International. Each summer some 400,000 fans attend one of the numerous Drum Corps International events!


On August 4, Allentown, PA will be hosting Drum Corps International. Spend the evening enjoying all the wonderful performances giving by students from Ohio, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, California, Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa, Washington, Organ, and Wyoming. This is a great way to spend your time in the area.


The event will hold World Class corps, Open World corps, and International Class. These three competitive classes are each unique in how they are managed. The World Class corps can have up to 150 members. Most of the members are college students. The corps’ from this class have an intensive tour schedule, traveling more than 10,000 miles over the course of the summer while performing at more than 35 events. The Open Class corps has a minimum of 30 members and follows an abbreviated tour schedule compared to World Class corps. The international Class is comprised of corps’ from outside North America. The members often travel long distances to perform in the Drum Corps International Tour! Get ready to be blown away by the amazing talent of all the participants in this wonderful event!


Less than 20 minutes away from the Sayre Mansion, the Drum Corps International is an event filled with culture and fun! When planning your Drum Corps international Eastern Classic itinerary, don’t forget to book your stay at the Sayre Mansion. Our timeless rooms combine the elegance of the past with the modern conveniences of today, making our Bethlehem bed and breakfast the perfect home away from home. Luxurious amenities combine with historic charm to create an unforgettable experience. And your stay includes a hearty breakfast so you’ll be ready to enjoy all the festivities! We look forward to seeing you soon!


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