LPNN sat down for an interview with Lauren Ripley a member of The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps from Tempe, Arizona, part of the Drum Corps International or DCI. Tonight they will be performing their last show in Page. This show will be a full dress rehearsal for their competition on the road.
The 150 member Corps ranges in age from 16 to 21 years old, at which time they are required to leave due to age restrictions.
Starting on Friday night, through mid August, where they end up in Indianapolis, they will begin their official competition.
LPNN will add to this article within the next day to highlight some of the rigors endured by these amazing individuals.