With plans for the 2017 summer tour coming into focus, the Blue Devils are excited to announce a very special Anniversary Weekend in Northern California which will feature an Anniversary Gala, DCI West at Stanford Stadium, a golf outing and many more exciting events. The headquarters for this amazing weekend will be the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA.
The Anniversary Gala will recognize the 60th anniversary of the Blue Devils in 2017. Alumni, supporters, fans are welcome to join in on a once-in-a-lifetime celebration on Saturday, June 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
The Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard have created a rich history together – as neighbors and competitors. The two organizations share a mutual respect. They both raise the bar year after year, decade after decade and continue to inspire one another to reach greater heights of creative excellence.
Because of this close relationship, the Anniversary Gala will be produced in collaboration with the Santa Clara Vanguard as they celebrate a milestone 50th Anniversary in 2017! Both organizations are thrilled to combine efforts for a memorable weekend of drum corps festivities and performances in the Bay Area.
The Anniversary Gala will include two simultaneous dinner receptions and recognition ceremonies in adjacent ballrooms, where both organizations can celebrate their rich and unique histories. After dinner the walls will literally disappear, the two parties will converge, and an unprecedented evening of drum corps celebration will ensue.
A highlight of the evening will include performances by nearly 700 current performers from the Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard. To continue the remarkable evening, the Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy will take the stage and get everyone on the dance floor with its high-energy arrangements and incredibly talented performers.
Additional features to the Anniversary Gala include:
- On-site history museum
- Silent auction
- Live auction
- Discounted room rates at the Hyatt Regency (Thursday - Sunday)
- Discounts on 2017 DCI West tickets at Stanford Stadium
- Discounts on 2017 merchandise from the Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard
- And more!
After a memorable Saturday of events, this incredible drum corps weekend will relocate to Stanford University on Sunday, June 25. The afternoon will have several events to cap off an amazing weekend, including the traditional afternoon barbeque with special performances by several participating corps. The evening will feature some of the best drum corps in the world performing at the beautiful Stanford Stadium.
Tables and Seats go on sale Monday, December 5, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Stay tuned for additional details on event pricing and benefits.
In the meantime, mark your calendars and make your plans to be in Northern California during the weekend of June 24, 2017 -- this is one you do not want to miss!