Portland, ME — Community Musical Arts is pleased to invite all interested parties to an open house for Atlantic Guardian Drum and Bugle Corps to be on Friday, October 29, at 5:30 PM in the band room of Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Avenue, next to the Portland Public Market.
Parents, students and other corps supporters are invited to hear about the new group. Performers will then break into brass, percussion and color guard sections for an open rehearsal.
Specific information can be found on the corps” Web site at
by Brian Tolzmann, DCW staff
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