What You'll Get
Sometimes breaks from action outshine the main event, like when commercials make people laugh harder than sitcoms do or intermissions result in more clown-committed murders than operas do. Catch the halftime show without the football game with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get one reserved-section ticket to Drums Across Kansas (a $15 value in advance, or a $20 value the day of the show). The show takes place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. Groupon holders will be seated in Sections C & E, and each attendee may bring one sealed water bottle with them.
Now entering its 15th year, Drums Across Kansas is a marching-arts competition benefiting the Starkey Foundation, which aids those with intellectual disabilities, and is sanctioned by Drum Corps International. During the show, eight high-caliber drum-and-bugle corps—including nine-time world champions The Cadets—take the field in competition to mesmerize with crowd with thunderous rhythms. Each major-league marching band delights spectators with the distinctly American sound of wailing brass punctuated by snappy snares, crash-happy cymbals, and loudly chewed apple pies. Aesthetic athleticism and bright bursts of color accompany the tunes thanks to each corps’s auxiliary dance team, who spin and hurl high-flying flags and mock weaponry skyward in boy-band-like unison. Competitive drum-and-bugle corps trace their roots to the traditions of the VFW and American Legion, but today’s DCI corps members are 22 years old or younger.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple as gifts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.