“Drums on the Ohio” returns to Evansville on July 7


It’s been far too long (2018) since I’ve been able to say the following sentence – “Drums on the Ohio is in a few days!” I’m so happy to say it now – I’m even more excited to go see the show. In fact, I’m going to have one of the best seats in the house because I’ve been MCing the show since the high in the press box. YAY!

Drums on the Ohio will roar through southern Indiana this Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7 p.m. Some of the best drum and bugle corps in the country will take the field at Reitz Bowl on the west side of Evansville.

Drums on the Ohio is part of the Drum Corps International (DCI) tour of events taking place across the country this summer. DCI has more than 20 of the best drum and bugle corps from across the country. Think of it as the major leagues for on-field performance.

Four of these groups come to Evansville. Keep scrolling to learn a bit more about each and to see the performance schedule.

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Music City Drum & Bugle Corps is relatively new, compared to many other touring bodies, having formed in 2012. They take their name from their hometown of Nashville, TN. Their 2022 program is called “Gasoline Rainbows”.




The Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps have been entertaining crowds since 1974. They come to Evansville from San Antonio, TX to present their 2022 program “A Morbius Trip”.

Phantom Regiment

Phantom Regiment 2022


The story of the Phantom Regiment dates back to 1962 in Rockford, IL. Over the past 50 years they have become synonymous with drum & bugle corps and will no doubt put on an incredible show in Evansville.

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Blue Tunics 2022

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Canton, Ohio Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2022. The Bluecoats have won dozens of awards over the years and must be considered one of the favorites whenever they compete. Their 2022 program is called “Riffs and Revelations”.

2022 Battery on Ohio Schedule

  • 7:00 p.m. Welcome and national anthem
  • 7:10 p.m. Music City – Nashville, TN
  • 7:27 p.m. Crossmen – San Antonio, TX
  • 7:44 p.m. Intermission
  • 8:04 p.m. Phantom Regiment – ​​Rockford, Illinois
  • 8:21 p.m. Bluecoats – Canton, OH
  • 8:38 pm Encore – Phantom Regiment – Rockford, Illinois
  • 8:46 p.m. Results announced

Tickets for Drums on the Ohio range from $17 to $40, but that price will increase the day of the show. Save a few dollars and buy your tickets now online.

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