Drum & Bugle Corps Competition

Summer Music Preview


The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is proud to present the 28th Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, the Summer Music Preview. The Competition is one of the highlights of the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration. It has grown to become one of the finest competitions, featuring top Drum and Bugle Corps from the United States and Canada.


Monday, July 3, 2017
6:00 p.m.
(Rain or Shine)

Cranston Stebbins Stadium
9 Flint Avenue
Cranston, RI

7th Regiment – New London, CT
The Cadets – Allentown, PA
Carolina Crown – Ft. Mill, SC
Colts – Dubuque, IA
Crossmen – San Antonio, TX
Genesis – Austin, TX
Jersey Surf – Camden County, NJ
Spartans – Nashua, NH
Spirit of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA


“Come on and Take a Free Ride” Promotion

to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition

For a limited time only, purchase tickets to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, Sumer Music Preview, sponsored by the Bristol Fourth of July Committee and ride to and from the show for FREE!!!! Reservations are required.

Read the Press Release »

Summer Music Preview Committee

Chairman – John Noble

For all inquiries regarding the competition, placing a program ad or you wish to become a sponsor, please contact John.


Chairman – Frank Fales

For all inquiries regarding ticket sales, please contact Frank.

Ticket Information

For tickets, please call:
Frank Fales @ 401-644-9583

Reserved Bleachers – $40.00
(Section D)
Reserved Bleachers – $35.00
(Section C/E)
Reserved Bleachers – $30.00
(Section B/F)
General Admission
Bleacher – $20.00

Children 12 and Under – $10.00
(Section A)

Box Office opens at 3:00 p.m. and gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Ticket Information

Seating chart

Area map for directions

The Patriot Express Bus

For a limited time only, purchase tickets to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition (Summer Music Preview) sponsored by the Bristol 4th of July Committee and ride to and from the show for free! Reservations are required.

The bus will leave from the Bristol Recreation Center parking lot, 101 Asylum Road, Bristol, at 4:00 p.m. You will be dropped off at the stadium entrance and picked up after the show for transport back to Bristol.

Drum Corps Show Etiquette

In order to allow all fans to enjoy the show, Drum Corps International asks that you observe the following:

  • Please refrain from the use of cell phones during a corps performances
  • Please do not Enter or Leave during a corps performance
  • Smoking or Alcohol is not permitted at this event
  • The use of either audio and/or video recording devices is strictly prohibited

About DCI

From modest beginnings more than three decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and more than 35 World Championships in 17 North American cities, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and nationally-televised events. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League™.