Drums Across the Desert features 8 of the country's finest marching band ensembles in competition at Mesa Community College Monday July 2, hosted by The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps from Tempe. Some of the country's most elite groups will compete. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at
https://www.arizonaacademy.org/ Take a look at the video of the award-winning Academy performance at the 2016 World Championships
I had a chance to talk with Event Chairman Mike Ripley, who is also the Board Chairman for the
Academy, about the Drums Across the Desert event and about The Academy itself and the level
of performance that people will witness July 2. Here is the interview ...