SoundSport® provides a dynamic world class stage for performance ensembles to experience the joy of marching music performing arts.

A program of Drum Corps International since 2013, SoundSport® provides exciting performance opportunities for musical ensembles of all types, all ages, and all instruments, to encourage the creation of and support for community music-making everywhere.


SoundSport® events showcase performance ensembles of any instrumentation, any skill level, and any age, with emphasis on entertainment, education, and creativity. Since 2013 SoundSport has evolved into the platform that manages and serves an ever growing number and variety of SoundSport categories for Drum Corps International’s many participating organizations. Defining and refining categories under the SoundSport banner has become an ongoing process.

Current SoundSport categories include:

  • Scholastic ensembles of all kinds (including marching bands) from universities, high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools
  • Drum & bugle corps, alumni corps, and mini corps
  • Independent community organizations
  • Mixed ensembles of all styles and instrumentation
  • Five or more performers in busker style ensembles
  • International ensembles of all ages and varieties of musical styles
  • Drumlines that may choose to enter the popular DrumLine Battle™
  • Solo and small ensemble opportunities at selected events

SoundSport® encourages and supports the creation of low cost community based performance ensembles.


Live Events – Entertainment focused events occur throughout the year, non adjudicated or adjudicated (ratings only) in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings including DCI events and up-close performance venues.

Virtual Performances – Participants 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

Experience these exciting events in 2024 —

SoundSport International Music & Food Festival presented by Jazz Wealth

Indiana Scholastic Band Showcase

SoundSport Showcase Rochester


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