The 40th Downbeat!
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Time: 7:00PM. Gates will open at 5:00PM.
Place: Rome Free Academy Stadium, 500 Turin Street (Route 26N), Rome, NY.
Shuttle Bus: Parking is extremely limited around the stadium. Drums Along the Mohawk and our sponsor, Hale Transportation, are providing a free shuttle bus service from both St. John's Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church. The buses will begin running at 5:30PM and will continue until the last person has returned to their car after the show. Please utilize the shuttle bus service.
Blue Stars - New Hartford High School, 33 Oxford Road, New Hartford, NY
Madison Scouts - Westmoreland High School, Route 233, Westmoreland, NY
The Academy - Rome Free Academy, 95 Dart Circle, Rome, NY
Troopers - New York State School for the Deaf, 401 Turin Street, Rome, NY
Spirit of Atlanta - New York Mills High School, 1 Marauder Blvd, New York Mills, NY Oregon Crusaders Camden High School, 55 Oswego Street, Camden, NY
Jersey Surf - Westmoreland Middle School, Route 233, Westmoreland, NY
Pioneer - Herkimer Elementary School, 255 Gros Boulevard, Herkimer, NY
Box Office: Rome Free Academy Stadium Box Office will open at 9:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased and "Will Call" tickets will be available for pick-up at this time.
Coolers, Umbrellas, Stadium Seats: Please do not bring coolers, stadium seats, or umbrellas of any kind into the stadium.
Remember: Law prohibits the use of audio and/or visual recording devices.
Most important... Have a wonderful evening and let the corps members know how much you've enjoyed yourself and their performances!!
From the West: Take I-90 to Exit 33 (Verona). From toll booth bear to the right onto Route 365E. Go about 11 miles to the Downtown Rome Exit which bears to the left. Entering Rome on a divided highway, follow signs for Route 46N.
From the East: Take I-90 to Exit 32 (Westmoreland). From toll booth turn to the right and proceed to the intersection of Route 233. Turn right and follow Route 233 to Rome (about 7 miles). Go under the overpass to the blinking yellow light. Turn left which takes you on to Route 365W. You should then immediately take the Downtown Rome Exit to the right. Entering Rome on a divided highway, follow signs for Route 46N.
Both directions: Following the map and Route 46N, proceed to our Hale Transportation shuttle bus parking lot at either St. John's Lutheran Church or St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church.