The Sonoraville Phoenix Marching band will host the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps of Dubuque, Iowa, overnight at the school on July 31.
In the agreement approved by the county board of education, Matthew Loyd, SHS band director, will remain on campus during the corps’s overnight stay at the school. The group’s arrival time is set for 2 a.m., and they will stay until around lunchtime, Loyd said.
“The (SHS) band won’t be performing with them, but several of the band members will come over to the school and watch. We are just hosting them,” Loyd said.
According to the Colts press release:
The group, led by Matthew Burns, Colts tour director, consists of 150 performers. Members are between the ages of 16-21 and 30-45 adult teachers, drivers and staff. The main purpose of the corps is to “provide a life changing experience for youth through a marching performance.”
Corps members stay in about 40 schools each summer, and have built a reputation on providing a “high level of marching and music as well as color guard experience.”