On Friday June 20, 2014, the Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps had the honor of performing for thousands of athletes, coaches, supporters, and a worldwide online audience as the opening act for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Closing Ceremonies.
The Corps was tasked with pumping the crowd up as the Bush Drumline entered the arena with a rocking cadence that brought cheers and excitement as the Hornline and Front Ensemble took their places. The Corps was then privileged to perform a custom arrangement of “Heart of a Champion”, the theme anthem composed for the 2014 USA games. As Drum Major Alex Siwa conducted the first notes, the crowd instantly recognized the song and cheered the Corps on to a huge finish. The Corps then had the opportunity to perform the National Anthem with the incomparable Dr. Jesse McGuire from the band Tower of Power on solo trumpet. This was truly a special moment for the crowd and performers alike as the Corps honored America with this hauntingly beautiful arrangement.
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