!!!! The EXCITEMENT Returns !!!!
Starting in 1988 the Alumni Association sponsored the Tournament of Drums and then the Bean Pot Invitational. The only break was in 2020-2021 because of the pandemic. In this time, about 25,000 young adults performed at Manning Bowl and Manning Field entertaining us with amazing musical scores and intricate drills taking thousands of hours of practice to perfect.
Through the efforts of the Cardinals Alumni Association, your generous donations go to scholarships awarded to Beverly and Lynn graduating seniors pursuing higher education in music. Since its inception the association has awarded close to $200,000 in scholarships for college and continued education in music.
“Thank You” to all the generous people in the drum corps world that have supported our mission by purchasing seats and donating time over the years.