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Music on the Mountain returning to Sheffield bigger than ever

According to chairperson Art Lane, Music On The Mountain will return in 2017, and larger than ever.

“This is going to be the largest show in the region,” Lane said on Monday.

In previous years, the Music On The Mountain program has hosted five to six drum and bugle corps.

Coming for the Aug. 4, 2017, program are 7th Regiment from New London, Conn.; Blue Devils B from Concord, Calif.; Impulse from Buena Park, Calif.; Legends from Kalamazoo, Mich.; Louisiana Stars from Lafayette, La.; Music City from Nashville Tenn.; Raiders from Burlington, N.J.; and Southwind from Mobile, Ala.

Among them, there is a corps that placed first in the U.S. open class last year – Blue Devils B – and four to five have been in the top six, said Lane.

This show will be a bit different in another way as well. While previous years have seen the program start at 6 p.m., Lane said that the addition of lights to the field will allow the program to start at 7 p.m., giving people more time to get to the field at Sheffield Middle/Senior High School.

“We expect to sell out this year,” said Lane, because the added corps. “I’m more excited about this show than I was about it the first year.”

Lane said they’re working on getting the Erie Thunderbirds to play a preshow as well. But even with the increase in the number of corps playing, he said, “we don’t look for any increase” in the price of admission.

“Mark your calendars,” Lane said. “It’s gonna be a big show. He said that those interested in following Music On The Mountain’s 2017 progress can do so by finding them on Facebook. He said they’re looking at having tickets available starting in June.

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