Brass and Belugas

Drum major Leslie Abreu directs members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as they play in front of the Alaska Coast exhibit and Juno, one of the two Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, Thursday, July 5, 2018 as part of the group's Brass and Belugas exhibition.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Drum major Leslie Abreu directs members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as they play in front of the Alaska Coast exhibit and Juno, one of the two Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, Thursday, July 5, 2018 as part of the group's Brass and Belugas exhibition. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Musicians with the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps play for the animals at Mystic Aquarium, Thursday, July 5, 2018 as part of the group's Brass and Belugas exhibition. Various sections of the corps played at different outdoor locations at the aquarium over the course of the day. This is the second year the corps had performed at the aquarium as an outreach event to raise their profile in the community. The 7th Regiment, founded in 2002 as a revival of the defunct Surfers Drum and Bugle Corps, and is made up of musicians ages 13-22 and competes in the Open class of the Drum Corps International (DCI) competition circuit. The corps in currently in the middle of their summer tour schedule around the east and midwest. Their annual friends and family performance is next weekend, July 15th, at Plainfield High School.

Members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps play as Astro, one of the California sea lions at Mystic Aquarium, swims by Thursday, July 5, 2018 as part of the group's Brass and Belugas exhibition. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps play as Astro, one of the California sea lions at Mystic Aquarium, swims by Thursday, July 5, 2018 as part of the group's Brass and Belugas exhibition. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Drum major Leslie Abreu directs members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as they play in front of the Alaska Coast exhibit and Juno, one of the two Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, Thursday, July 5, 2018.    (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Drum major Leslie Abreu directs members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as they play in front of the Alaska Coast exhibit and Juno, one of the two Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, Thursday, July 5, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Drum major Leslie Abreu reacts to the looming presence of Juno, one of the Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, as she directs members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as they play in front of the Alaska Coast exhibit Thursday, July 5, 2018.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Drum major Leslie Abreu reacts to the looming presence of Juno, one of the Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, as she directs members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as they play in front of the Alaska Coast exhibit Thursday, July 5, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps pose for a photo after playing in front of the Alaska Coast exhibit and Juno, one of the two Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, Thursday, July 5, 2018.    (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps pose for a photo after playing in front of the Alaska Coast exhibit and Juno, one of the two Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, Thursday, July 5, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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