Brits growing drum corps with SoundSport
Mar23

Brits growing drum corps with SoundSport

DCI has formed a strategic partnership with Drum Corps United Kingdom to integrate SoundSport events into the European organization’s annual calendar. This winter DCI.org caught up with Alan Thompson, chairman of Marching & Performing Arts UK, to talk about the growth of SoundSport overseas....

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SoundSport coming to the Brigades Showcase (UK)
Mar06

SoundSport coming to the Brigades Showcase (UK)

On Saturday 3rd June the annual Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade British Marching Band Championships will be taking place at the indoor arena at Northwood Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent. This event has become a popular fixture in the calendar for both The Boys’ Brigade UK & RoI and The Girls’ Brigade England & Wales – Official Page bands and is always very well attended. Organisers, however, have always been conscious...

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Drumming on tables to SoundSport: The story of the Columbus Saints
Mar01

Drumming on tables to SoundSport: The story of the Columbus Saints

By Michael Boo The Columbus Saints SoundSport team is a prime example of making do with what one has. The group got its start with a non-existent budget and six kids drumming on picnic tables at a park in the group’s Ohio hometown in 2003. Founder and director Marshall Cheatham started his marching career in the Chicago Hornets Drum & Bugle Corps during the early 1970s, and then received a football scholarship to Vanderbilt...

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Madison Scouts to Field SoundSport Ensemble
Feb10

Madison Scouts to Field SoundSport Ensemble

Forward Performing Arts and the Madison Scouts are excited to announce a SoundSport performance ensemble for the 2017 season. SoundSport is a league of Drum Corps International (DCI) that takes the excitement and challenge of the drum corps activity and places it into a smaller performance footprint, has fewer restrictions, and simplified adjudication. SoundSport teams focus on performance and development in a fan-friendly...

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DCI & programs in growing position of business strength
Feb10

DCI & programs in growing position of business strength

Directors, organizational representatives and student leaders from more than 50 member and participating ensembles convened the weekend of January 27th as Drum Corps International conducted its annual business meeting at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Attendees received positive news on several fronts, including strong season-end financial and attendance results, increased participation at all levels, and a strategic look...

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SoundSport educational track makes debut at DCI Annual Meeting
Jan30

SoundSport educational track makes debut at DCI Annual Meeting

For the first time at the DCI annual winter business meetings, SoundSport team directors were in attendance for their own exclusive development sessions. “As interest in SoundSport continues to explode around the world, we’re thrilled to be provided with the opportunity to develop this new track at the DCI Annual Meeting,” said DCI Director of Global Business Development, John DeNovi. “This weekend has provided us with the occasion to...

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