About SoundSport



SoundSport® seeks to create a world class stage to enable a less time intensive, affordable, inclusive and enjoyable ensemble music making experience worldwide.

A program of Drum Corps International, SoundSport® is designed to provide unique performance opportunities for instrumental music ensembles of all types, in a dynamic environment. The goal is to assist in the creation of – and provide performance opportunities to – local, low cost and entertaining instrumental ensembles which provide a great experience for both the participants and the audience alike!


SoundSport® events showcase instrumental ensembles of any instrumentation and any skill level year-round, spotlighting their unique talents and creativity like never before:

  • Participating teams can be colleges, high schools, middle schools, independent, alumni corps, small drum corps or whatever you can dream up
  • Teams consist of five or more members
  • There are no age restrictions and all instruments are legal
  • Shows are 5-7 minutes in length with a focus on music
  • The performance area is 20 yards deep and 30 yards wide

SoundSport®’s goal is to be local, low cost and entertaining for both the participants and the audience


Live Competitive Events – held throughout the year in a wide variety of exciting settings and environments, featuring a new level of entertainment-focused competition on high-energy, up-close performance stages smaller than the traditional American football stadium.

Virtual Performances – Virtual Performance Events are offered SoundSport® ensembles through e-Adjudicate Online Judging. Participants will receive invaluable input from nationally-recognized performing arts education professionals and feedback to help them maximize their ensemble’s performance strengths, while refining areas of opportunity to create high-achieving, highly-entertaining performances.