SoundSport Scholastic Division: Expanded, Reimagined, Reintroduced
Jan21

SoundSport Scholastic Division: Expanded, Reimagined, Reintroduced

01-21-2021 12:00 by Drum Corps International EXPANDED, REIMAGINED, REINTRODUCED. “Now is the time to do something different!”– Jim Kirkpatrick, Director of Bands, T.C. Roberson High School Drum Corps International and Varsity Performing Arts have joined forces to launch SoundSport as a Scholastic Performance Event Series this Fall. SoundSport Scholastic’s inaugural season will feature a wide-range of divisions—Marching Band,...

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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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