2016 SoundSport Member and Event Registration Opens

The SoundSport® 2016 Membership and Event Registration process is officially open. All 2016 participants must complete the form below to receive SoundSport member benefits and participation opportunities around the world.

The 2016 SoundSport Membership benefits and event participation benefits are each listed below.

2016 Membership Benefits

As a 2016 SoundSport member, your team will receive many benefits including, but not limited to:

    • Invitations to perform in live and virtual performance opportunities on the greatest stages in marching music—in some of the world’s most prestigious venues—including: the Alamodome, the Georgia Dome and Downtown Indianapolis’ Pan Am Plaza.
    • Performance opportunities in front of ready-made audiences of passionate, knowledgeable and supportive fans of the marching arts, sharing the very same stage with members of Marching Music’s Major League™.
    • Professional adjudication and recorded constructive feedback to help your team grow and thrive.
    • Preferred seating for your team members at a DCI Premier Event (up to a $55 value!).
    • Your members qualify to register for the 2016 DCI Performer’s Showcase presented by System Blue during World Championships Week in Indianapolis.
    • 2016 SoundSport Member listing on SoundSport.com.
    • Members-only access to exclusive ensemble development materials and insider tips on SoundSport.com.
    • Two online access credentials to the SoundSport.com members page.
    • Promotion through Drum Corps International’s enormous worldwide marketing and promotions outreach with recognition/promotion on the SoundSport website and social media outlets.
    • Permission to use authorized SoundSport logos and approved marketing guidelines to promote your participation in the SoundSport universe.

2016 Event Participation Benefits:

There are three different types of SoundSport events to participate in during the 2016 season:

  1. SoundSport Competitions, held throughout the year in a wide variety of exciting settings and environments, feature a new level of entertainment-focused competition on high-energy, up-close performance stages smaller than the traditional American football stadium.
  2. Exhibition Performances offer SoundSport teams the exciting opportunity to perform standstill selections in close proximity to the audience members in the DCI Marketplace. These experiences will feature teams in the “right-sized” environment SoundSport strives to create, while helping to provide a fun and festive atmosphere at the event while your team performs for spectators as they enter the venue.
  3. SoundSport® Virtual Performance Events, powered by e-Adjudicate Online Judging, utilize technology in a creative new way to spotlight your SoundSport team’s unique talents and creativity like never before. Through an online portal, participants will receive invaluable input from nationally-recognized performing arts education professionals and feedback to help you maximize your ensemble’s performance strengths, while refining areas of opportunity to create high-achieving, highly-entertaining performances–all while eliminating the need to travel to a live event.

Paid registration at any SoundSport Competition provides your team:

  • Evaluation from a three-person SoundSport judging panel with recorded and written commentary on your performance.
  • Participation recognition for your team.
  • A reserved seat for every member of your team to that day’s DCI Premier Event*.
  • Your team will have the opportunity to gain tremendous local exposure and support with a recruitment and information table at the event location (where available).
  • Your team name will be announced on the public address system during the event.
  • Your team name and contact information will be displayed on stadium video boards (where available).
  • Directors and a guest will receive an invitation to the DCI Hall of Fame Kickoff Party in Indianapolis during DCI World Championship Week festivities.
  • Directors and a guest will receive an invitation to the exclusive DCI Semifinals After-Party at the DCI World Championship in Indianapolis.

Paid registration at any SoundSport Exhibition Performance provides your team:

  • A reserved seat for every member of your team to that day’s DCI Tour Event.
  • Your team will have the opportunity to gain tremendous local exposure and support.
  • Excellent opportunity to recruit new members to your organization.
  • Your team will harness the power of Drum Corps International’s enormous worldwide marketing and promotions outreach with recognition/promotion on the SoundSport website and social media outlets.
  • Directors and a guest will receive an invitation to the DCI Hall of Fame Kickoff Party in Indianapolis during DCI World Championship Week festivities.
  • Directors and a guest will receive an invitation to the exclusive DCI Semifinals After-Party at the DCI World Championship in Indianapolis.

SoundSport® Virtual Performance Events, powered by e-Adjudicate Online Judging, utilize technology in a creative new way to spotlight your SoundSport Team’s unique talents and creativity like never before. Participation in a SoundSport Virtual Performance opportunity costs $75 per performance and includes:

  • Audio commentary from a panel of 3 SoundSport judges
  • An official SoundSport Ranking
  • Recognition on the SoundSport website and social media pages

Perhaps most importantly, your performers 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.

Welcome to the exciting world of SoundSport! Let’s work together to help your team to achieve great things.

 

Author: Eric Hjellming

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