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Musical sport descends on Folsom

Thursday last chance to see Boston-based buglers rehearse
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This month Folsom High School has hosted one of the world?s elite marching music organizations, the Boston Crusaders. The Crusaders came west for the first time in their 72-year history, and have spent three weeks in Folsom putting together their routine for their summer tour with Drum Corps International. The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, founded in 1940, is the third-oldest junior drum and bugle corps in the nation. The corps is composed entirely of brass players, percussionists and color guard members under the age of 22. They travel more than 10,000 miles each summer, performing in more than 40 competitions and exhibitions. The Crusaders devote their entire summer to creating a highly polished, precise, musical production, according to organizers. The Crusaders will rehearse from sunrise to sunset through Thursday at Folsom High School. All rehearsals are open to the public. For more information, visit bostoncrusaders.com. ~ Laura Newell