Folks around Denair and east Turlock have been hearing drums and horns this week, and Thursday night, people can go see where it originates.
For the fifth year, the Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps has been using fields and other facilities in Denair to practice for its upcoming summer season.
The relationship between Denair and Vanguard has been positive and has generated interest to the degree that folks will stop by to watch and inquire, Aaron Rosander, superintendent of the Denair Unified School District, said in a news release.
Vanguards group includes 64 musicians in the brass section, 40 in percussion, 40 in the color guard and two drum majors, plus about 20 adult instructors. The caravan of three buses, a semi-trailer full of instruments, flags, uniforms and equipment, and a mobile kitchen arrived Saturday.
A dress rehearsal Thursday night is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7 p.m. at Denair High School, 3431 Lester Ave.