Drum Corps International

Drum Corps International

For nearly a half century, Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League™, has been the leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers.

Thirteen original founding member organizations formed the Drum

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DCI BANDtastic / INpact Honor Band Programs


Program description

BANDtastic! is a program of Drum Corps International designed to celebrate the commitment to excellence made by middle school music programs all across the United States.

Participation in this program motivates middle school students to consider the arts as they make important skills development decisions for their high school years and beyond, and impact lifelong arts behaviors.

Students who


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Program Detail

Program type: Camp, Field Trip, Professional Development, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshop/Class (Out-of-School)
Artistic Discipline: Multi-Discipline, Music
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Fine Arts: Music
Population served: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Aug 9-10th

Available times:

Friday, Aug 9th – 9am – 8 pm (includes celebratory dinner and show)

Saturday, Aug 10th – 9am – 11pm (includes tickets to DCI World Championship Finals)

Space / technical requirements:

1) Band directors nominate* students they feel have demonstrated a high level of commitment to their music departments. Criteria is at the discretion of the director and can be based on a variety of factors from musical talent, to merit, to involvement, to need.

2) Students are selected and accepted to the band based on their nominations. Every school that nominates will have at least two students accepted. Once registered, students will receive the music to rehearse in advance.

3) Accepted students get to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rehearse, perform and connect with other outstanding local musicians!

4) Teachers willing to participate may sign up as well – just inquire to DCI regarding current needs of the program


Indianapolis, IN

INpact Band utilizes several venues: Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, Military Park, Georgia Street & Pan Am Plaza, and the Pavilion at Pan Am

Fees / Ticketing:

Included in this once-in-a-lifetime experience is DCI swag, super premium seats to DCI World Championships Finals, celebratory “Dinner and a Show” and lunches all for the amazing cost of just $129 (not including housing).  Participating teachers receive package plus hotel accommodations.


Anchor Standard 1 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and personal experience:
Anchor Standard 2 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Anchor Standard 6 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by interpreting and expressing music through movement.
Anchor Standard 8 - Perform a varied repertoire of music by playing instruments, alone and with others, from rote memory and written notation.

Supporting Materials

2018 INpact Band student schedule


2018 INpact Band student nomination and director participation interest form



Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes



  • Overview of the BANDtastic/INpact program.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy and dates are all posted at the registration site.


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