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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SoundSport International Music & Food Festival


Program description

The SoundSport International Music & Food Festival will return to downtown Indianapolis, offering a family-focused community gathering as part of Drum Corps International World Championships festivities.

Building upon the wildly popular SoundSport® and DrumLine Battle™ events now in their 7th year, the event will feature more than 35 ensembles from the U.S., Canada and around the globe


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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip, Student Showcase Opportunities
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Multi-Discipline, Music, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Fine Arts: Music
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 12, Adults, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Saturday, August 10th

Available times:

10am – 5pm

Space / technical requirements:

SoundSport® and DrumLine Battle™ events showcase instrumental ensembles of any instrumentation and any skill level year-round, spotlighting their unique talents and creativity like never before:

  • Participating teams can be colleges, high schools, middle schools, independent, alumni corps, small drum corps or whatever you can dream up
  • Teams consist of five or more members
  • There are no age restrictions and all instruments are legal

It is a goal of SoundSport® and DrumLine Battle™ to be local, low cost and entertaining for both the participants and the audience


Pan Am Plaza, Georgia Street and the Pan Am Pavilion in Downtown Indianapolis.

Fees / Ticketing:

This is an outdoor celebration of the arts that is free and open to the public.  All are welcome.


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 3 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and history and culture.
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.
Anchor Standard 9 - Create a varied repertoire of music by improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.


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



  • INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 2018 SoundSport International Music & Food Festival kicked off the day of the DCI World Championship Finals with performances by teams and drum lines from around the globe

Cancellation Policy

Public component has no cancellation requirements.  Participating ensembles will be given information regarding cancellation upon contacting the DCI office.


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