The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps, a world class, nationwide touring group affiliated with Drum Corps International has selected the Treasure Valley as its Spring Training location for the coming summer, and will be visiting the Fruitland School District Saturday through June 18.
In addition, the Troopers will treat the community to a free debut performance of their 2019 program at 7 p.m. on Father’s Day, June 16 at Fruitland High School.
The Troopers arrived in the Treasure Valley on May 18, where they have been housed by the Northwest Nazarene University and will stay through Friday. For their final day there, the Troopers will host a free educational experience to all area band and colorguard students and their band directors/staff throughout the District III region. The experience will give local students the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a professional drum corps and will include an evening performance for their families.
The corps, made up of professional teens and young adults from around the world is training in the Treasure Valley as it prepares for its national tour, beginning at the end of June. This is the first time in Idaho history that a drum and bugle corps has trained for a DCI tour in the Gem State.
The Troopers, founded in Casper, Wyoming in 1958 will enter their sixty-first year in existence and will include three Treasure Valley students who made the cut for 2019. The group has a landmark history that has influenced marching bands throughout America for over a half century.