Summer is almost here and school is almost over. If you’re looking for some awesome entertainment that will blow you away, you should check out DCI or Drum Corps International.
From modest beginnings more than three decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and more than 35 World Championships in 17 North American cities, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and nationally-televised events. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League™.
Student’s ages 13-22 travel from all around the world to participate in DCI every summer. Each year more than 8,000 students audition for about 3,500 positions in the top-tier member corps and participate in about 100 events all across North America.
Fortunately for those of us living in Indiana, there are a couple of shows hosted here every year. Including the DCI World Championships hosted by Lucas Oil Stadium on August 6-8. If you get the chance, you should try and make it to one of these shows.
June 15 – DCI Dress Rehearsal – Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis
June 17 – DCI Tour Premiere – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
June 24 – Drums On The Ohio – Reitz Bowl, Evansville
June 26 – DCI Central Indiana – Ball State University, Muncie
June 27 – Pageant of Drums – Ames Field, Michigan City
July 8 – DCI Fort Wayne – Fort Wayne
August 3-4 – DCI Open Class World Championships, Ames Field, Michigan City
August 6-8 – DCI World Championships – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
The 2014 World Champions were the Blue Devils from Concord, CA. You can view a short clip of their winning show below.
For more information about Drum Corps International, please visit their website.
Have a great summer!