Membership & Participation Benefits

Drum Corps International®’s SoundSport program exists to create and foster performance opportunities for low-cost, local performance ensembles. Since 2013, programs around the world have applied for annual memberships in the SoundSport program, receiving a number of exclusive benefits.

As an official SoundSport member, we provide your team with the administrative structure, marketing support, and exclusive opportunities you need to thrive year-round. Your SoundSport team will receive a variety of special benefits to help you get the most out of each and every performance, including but not limited to:

Performance Benefits

  • Exciting performance opportunities on the greatest stages in marching music, including access to some of the world’s most state-of-the-art domes and stadiums
  • Ready-made audiences of passionate, knowledgeable and supportive fans of the marching arts
  • Ability to share the very same stage with members of Marching Music’s Major League™
  • Professional adjudication and recorded constructive feedback from top industry judges
  • 5 staff credentials for stadium admission
  • Your team name announced on the public-address system during live events
  • Your team name and contact information displayed on stadium video boards throughout your performance
  • Exclusive opportunity to save up to 65% off face value on tickets to DCI Premier Events
  • Special team awards and other recognition

On-Site Event Services

  • Professional event management expertise
  • Special team parking and stadium entrance
  • Designated warm-up area for your team
  • Dedicated event staff liaisons
  • EMT/medical services

SoundSport Program Developmental Support

  • Opportunity to host recruitment and information table at event locations where you perform
  • The power of Drum Corps International’s enormous worldwide marketing and promotions outreach, including promotion of your team’s successes on the SoundSport website and social media channels
  • Hand-selected performance opportunities coordinated with the SoundSport staff
  • Director’s access to 2018-2019 ensemble and organizational development webinars
  • Director’s invitation to attend the DCI Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN in January 2019.
  • Directors and their guest will receive an invitation to the DCI Hall of Fame Kickoff Party in Indianapolis during DCI World Championships Week festivities.

And more!

Perhaps most importantly, your members will become a part of the exciting and remarkable world of Drum Corps International, as they gain first-hand insight into the dedication, commitment and motivation necessary to achieve excellence on stage and in life. We’re looking forward to welcoming you into this exciting world, and to helping inspire your SoundSport team to achieve great things.