Drum Corps International (DCI) will present DCI Broken Arrow on Tuesday, July 16 where several top-tier World Class corps will take the field in competition at the Broken Arrow Memorial Stadium. The show is part of the DCI 2019 Summer Tour that includes more than 100 shows in 37 states with 45 drum corps on the road to World Championship Finals in Indianapolis August 10.
The show will present an incredible line up of performing ensembles including DCI SoundSport® team Zephyrus Drum & Bugle Corps of Tulsa, Oklahoma, followed by DCI World Class competition with The Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio; Blue Devils of Concord, California; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Boston Crusaders of Boston, Massachusetts; The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Carolina Crown of Ft. Mill, South Carolina; The Cavaliers of Rosemont, Illinois; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois; and the 2018 DCI World Champions, the Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, California.
Each competing group features musical ensembles of up to 150 brass musicians, percussionists, and dance performers ranging in age from 14 to 22. Staged on the football field, these corps' performances feature spellbinding visual formations and stunning choreography set to musical arrangements in a diverse array of classical, jazz, pop and rock music. During the summer touring season, many of these elite groups will travel more than 10,000 miles and rehearse many hours a day to compete at the highest levels of musical and performance excellence.
The first performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at www.dci.org/events or by calling 317.275.1212. Tickets will also be available at the gate.
About DCI 2019
Founded in 1972, Drum Corps International (DCI) is entering its 47th year of setting the standard for producing programs for the most elite marching and musical performance ensembles in the world. The non-profit organization focuses on Education, Excellence, and Experience – providing exceptional opportunities for achievement that inspire students and audiences around the world. The creativity, artistry, and commitment shared by members of the dynamic worldwide community are beyond compare.
• Represents more than four decades of education, excellence, and experience
o Sets the pace in marching music education programs
o Promotes the highest level of excellence in performance
• Provides program participants with first-class experiences to develop life skills through discipline, teamwork, and leadership
• Sponsors three international programs
o Traditional Drum & Bugle Corps activities
o DrumLine BattleTM
• Fosters global partnerships through international cultural outreach
2019 Summer Tour
• 45 World and Open Class Corps
o Each ensemble featured up to 150 members
o 5,500+ total performers – brass musicians, percussionists, color guard members, and dancers
• International corps represent Canada, The Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and a growing number of other countries
• Participants hail from all over the United States and more than a dozen foreign countries
o Range in age from 14 to 22
o More than 70% are full-time college students, many pursuing degrees in music education
o 10,000+ students auditioned for available spots in competing corps and performance ensembles
• World Class corps travel more than 10,000 miles during the competition season for 106 shows in 37 states
• Breath-taking performances showcase a variety of styles
o Pop, rock, jazz, classical, modern music
o Flags, rifles, sabers, dance, and color guard staging
o 410,000+ fans attended live summer events in 2017 with more than 48,000 at World Championships
• SoundSportTM – www.soundsport.org
o 150+ teams worldwide
o SoundSport International Music & Food Festival 2018 featured ensembles from the U.S. and Canada as well as from Colombia, Costa Rica, and Ireland competing in Indianapolis
• DrumLine BattleTM – www.drumlinebattle.org
o 140+ DrumLine Battle Units worldwide
o Live, head-to-head competitions o Multiple percussion styles