Drum and bugle
Visit the Drum & Bugle Corps Spectacular Saturday at Musselman Stadium in Gettysburg, Pa., as part of the eighth annual Gettysburg Brass Band Festival. There will be performances by eight-time Drum Corps International World Champions The Cadets, of New Jersey, The Crossmen of Newark, Del., and Philadelphia, and local group Lancers Senior Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps of Hanover, Pa. The Drum & Bugle Corps Spectacular is just one of many concert events taking place today through Sunday. All other events are free, and guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
The Drum & Bugle Corps Spectacular takes place Saturday at Musselman Stadium at Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg. The event starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the gate. Call 717-337-3491 or visit www.gettysburgbrassbandfestival.org .
Sand castles in O.C.
Show off your sand-castle-making skills Saturday at the OceanCity.com and Parrothead Club fourth annual Sandcastle Contest. The contest will be held on the beach in front of the Carousel Hotel on 118th Street in Ocean City. Prizes will be awarded for creativity in the categories of children, families and teams.
There will be music and food for participants. Medieval Times will perform hand-to-hand combat, and the Kite Loft will have a display. All proceeds from the competition will be donated to the "Play It Safe" program that sponsors alcohol-free and drug-free events for students celebrating their high school graduation in Ocean City.
The Sandcastle Contest runs Saturday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and judging is from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the beach in front of the Carousel Hotel, 11700 Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Rain date is Sunday. The registration fee is $10 for adults, $5 for students, free for children under 12. There is a team minimum of $25. Call 866-653-5463 or visit www.oceancity.com/sandcastle.