In just over two weeks, the 40th Anniversary and final edition of the Lake Erie Fanfare will take place! It will be held on Monday August 7, 2023 at Sox Harrison Field of Pennwest Edinboro starting at 7 PM. Tickets are $30 and are ONLY available through If you plan on buying at the stadium day of show, please know that they will only accept credit cards and NO CASH.

For any patrons who were upset over the cancellation of our 2022 event due to the severe weather that stormed into the area, we reiterate that the situation was beyond anyone's control. Each of the groups was paid that night and we ended up losing money as well. If you kept your ticket stubs in hopes of getting something, we can offer you a free program book at this year's event. Beyond that, we have nothing left to give!

Right after tonight's retreat, this event will be gifted over to the Cadets as their new home show here in Erie and we hope they can make a success of it as we did for the last 40 years! We thank all our loyal understanding patrons and hope you will join us for this last hurrah as we hand over the show! Hope to see you there!

Join us at Sox Harrison Stadium in Edinboro on Monday, August 7th for an exciting evening of Drum Corps!  Tickets are now on sale via DCI's website at


The Cadets - Allentown Erie, PA
Genesis - Austin, TX
Jersey Surf - Camden County, NJ
Pacific Crest - Diamond Bar, CA
Seattle Cascades - Seattle, WA
Spirit of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA



The 2023 Lake Erie Fanfare will be on Monday, August 7th. Tickets can be purchased through the DCI Website.

Scheduled Corps:
The Cadets - Allentown, PA
Genesis - Austin, TX
Jersey Surf - Camden County, NJ
Pacific Crest - Diamond Bar, CA
Seattle Cascades - Seattle, WA
Spirit of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA


Congratulations to 2019 Lake Erie Fanfare Champions, The Cadets with their show "Behold!"

The Cadets - 89.400
Colts - 84.450
Pacific Crest - 83.600
Madison Scouts - 81.100
Jersey Surf - 77.100
Music City - 76.050
Seattle Cascades - 71.400

Congratulations to 2018 Lake Erie Fanfare Champions, The Cadets with their show "The Unity Project"

The Cadets - 91.300
Phantom Regiment - 87.750
Colts - 83.150
Music City - 75.400
Oregon Crusaders - 75.300
Genesis - 73.625
Seattle Cascades - 71.550
Jersey Surf - 70.300

Congratulations to the 2017 Lake Erie Fanfare Champions, the Blue Knights with their show "i".

Blue Knights - 90.600
Blue Stars - 88.775
Madison Scouts - 85.850
The Academy - 83.175
Colts - 81.800
Troopers - 80.850
Spirit of Atlanta - 78.350
Jersey Surf - 71.350

The Blue Stars are the 2016 Lake Erie Fanfare Champions, with their show "Le Reve"

Blue Stars - 88.350
Crossmen - 87.000
Boston Crusaders - 83.600
Troopers - 82.700
Mandarins - 78.850
Oregon Crusaders - 78.400
Pacific Crest - 75.550
Jersey Surf - 70.800

Congratulations to the 2015 Blue Knights for their repeat win at the Lake Erie Fanfare competition.

Blue Knights - 87.550
Blue Stars - 84.050
Crossmen - 83.450
Colts - 81.150
Troopers - 80.850
Pacific Crest - 74.500
Oregon Crusaders - 74.200
Pioneer - 66.900

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Lake Erie Fanfare - Blue Knights (World Class) and Les Stentors (Open Class).