EDMONTON, Ky. (September 5, 2019) - Metcalfe County High School senior Cody Hart traveled to Knoxville in November 2018 to try out for the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps. More than 600 musicians competed for a spot, with just 154 selected to join the professional marching band. Cody was one of just 20 mellophone players to join the group.
Spring training began in May 2019 with 12-hour day practices - rain or shine. Then on June 23, the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps took off on a 12,000-mile, 24 show bus trip across the country. Cody performed in several major sports stadiums from Pittsburgh to San Antonio.
The MCDBC was one of 35 competitive marching bands that qualified for the finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The group finished 23rd and were voted fan-favorite.