Battle of the Beats

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From Pennsylvania and beyond, some of the best drummers in the northeast are getting ready to duke it out with their drumsticks.

It's all to see who has the best drum corps around as part of a "Parade of Champions."

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey highlighted the drum corps show Tuesday morning.

Organizers say the event this weekend will kick off with a special tradition. "Each corps will present their American Flag/Honor Guard alongside the American Legion for the opening ceremonies. "


  • WHAT: Parade of Champions (Drum Corps Competition)
  • WHEN: Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: Valley View's Stadium, 931 Main Street, Peckville
  • TICKETS: The cost is $15.00 for general admission. $20.00 for reserved seating.
    To purchase tickets ahead of time, call 855-632-8090 or, visit this website.  Money raised benefits several American Legions in Lackawanna County. They use the funds for kids programs in our area.

Drum Corps in Order of Appearance Saturday Night:

  1. Skyliners from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
  2. Sunrisers from Long Island, N.Y.
  3. White Sabers from Dansville, N.Y.
  4. Bushwackers from Princeton, N.J.
  5. Reading Buccaneers from Reading, P.A.
  6. Fusion Core from Morris County, N.J.
  7. Hawthorne Caballeros from Hawthorne, N.J.
  8. And the Defending 2016 DCA World Champions, Cadets 2 from Allentown, P.A.
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