DCI partnering with Varsity Performing Arts to launch “SoundSport Scholastic” events
Aug26

DCI partnering with Varsity Performing Arts to launch “SoundSport Scholastic” events

MEMPHIS — Varsity Performing Arts, a division of Varsity Spirit—the global leader in apparel, camps and competitions for cheerleading teams, dance teams, and bands—and Drum Corps International (DCI) announced today that they are joining forces to expand, reimagine, and reintroduce SoundSport® as a Scholastic Performance Event Series in Fall 2021. Launched in 2013 as a part of the DCI Summer Tour, SoundSport® empowers musicians and...

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Digital DCI “Together As One” performance debut
Aug24

Digital DCI “Together As One” performance debut

Debuted during Drum Corps International’s MarchOn! Telethon on August 8, 2020, this “Digital DCI” ensemble made up of more than 200 current, former and aspiring drum corps performers combined to play “Hope For America.” The piece, arranged by DCI Hall of Fame members Jay Bocook and Paul Rennick, is part of Varsity Spirit’s “Together As One – One Nation” initiative. Created in part as a...

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Arsenal caps off four-week mini-tour at San Antonio regional
Jul29

Arsenal caps off four-week mini-tour at San Antonio regional

 Human nature is to look ahead. On to the next chapter. On where we might end up, where we could advance to. Be it a better car, a job promotion or another new experience acting as the shiny new toy ready to be played with. The young performers of Arsenal, a SoundSport team from Albuquerque, could easily get caught looking into the future, where they may hope to one day take part in a World or Open Class drum corps. Instead, they’ve...

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Phenom providing accessible marching music opportunities to young Arizona musicians
Jun12

Phenom providing accessible marching music opportunities to young Arizona musicians

By Jeff Griffith Rachael C., a rising high school junior from Phoenix, Arizona, was invited by a friend to attend an audition camp for The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. By all measures, it was the drum corps experience at its peak — all-day practices, multi-hour rehearsal blocks, and an unprecedented level of demand. “It was a bit too much for me at that point,” she said. Enter Phenom, the perfect opportunity for young musicians from...

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Pliagas steps into new administrative role
Jun12

Pliagas steps into new administrative role

At the end of May, Tina Pliagas joined Drum Corps International and the SoundSport administrative staff in the position of Business Development Programs Coordinator. A graduate of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Pliagas previously served as an intern within DCI’s business development department. Over the next three months she will begin to take over the day-to-day administration of the SoundSport program and...

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