Drums Along the Rockies

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Drums along the Rockies returned to Casper Friday and were hosted by the Casper Troopers at Natrona County High School.

"There is no room for error, the first time brasses air,” said Michael Gough the Troopers Marketing Director.

"This is the home show for the Casper Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps.
We have been here based out of Casper since 1958. We're actually almost into our 60th anniversary coming up next year.

Originally the corps was primarily just Casper kids, but as time has gone on the summer heat has almost made an international melting pot of talent.

"We even have kids from japan and 15 states throughout this organization."

About 150 kids assembled from these various areas along with instructors, bus drivers and other staff members; just like any hard working adult, food and sleep are a necessity.

The bands are always on the move. In the food truck, all the food and sustenance they need while they're sleeping in schools and showering in those school locker rooms is available to them on the go.

"We put four meals out a day out of that food truck. You can imagine for 200 people it's like running a restaurant out of that thing. It's pretty impressive."

Saturday night the troopers performed in Denver on Invesco Field before th3ey headed to Indianapolis for the World Finals.