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 Corps International collective in 1971 to organize and unify leadership for youth-focused competitive drum corps events throughout North America. Directors of those competing groups sought to unite their corps by providing opportunities to perform together—in the end building a foundation for future success.
A non-profit entity was officially established in 1972, and today DCI supports numerous programs around the globe while sanctioning participating recognized drum corps, SoundSport® performance ensembles and DrumLine Battle™ teams performing in more than 100 competitive events that make up the annual Drum Corps International Tour.
With a vast reach online at DCI.org, through corporate sponsorship, annual broadcast initiatives, and outreach to high school music programs, Drum Corps International delivers the message of “excellence in performance and in life” to more than 7.2 million young people, ages 13-22 involved in the performing arts across the United States.
110 W. Washington St, Suite C, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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 competing in downtown Indy the morning and afternoon of Saturday, August 10.
The exciting day of performances will mark the culmination of the summer portion of the year-round performance opportunities for the global SoundSport and DrumLine Battle programs, all taking part in a festival-like atmosphere with some of Indianapolis’ best food vendors onsite and entertainment aplenty.
Saturday, August 10th
10am – 5pm
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:
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.
This is an outdoor celebration of the arts that is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Public component has no cancellation requirements. Participating ensembles will be given information regarding cancellation upon contacting the DCI office.