Participation Benefits

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

A program of Drum Corps InternationalSoundSport® 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 with emphasis on entertainment, education, and creativity.

Performance Benefits

  • 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
  • Sharing the same stage with members of Marching Music’s Major League™
  • Professional adjudication and recorded constructive feedback from top industry judges
  • Performance Package Admission for participants and staff
  • Name of ensemble announced on the public-address system during live events
  • Ensemble displayed on stadium video boards throughout your performance
  • Special team awards and other recognition

On-Site Event Services

  • Professional event management expertise
  • Special parking and stadium entrance
  • Designated warm-up areas
  • 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 organizational development meetings and webinars
  • Director’s invitation to attend the DCI Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN
  • Directors and their guest are invited to the DCI Hall of Fame Kickoff Party in Indianapolis during DCI World Championships Week

And more!

Participating organizations will become a part of the 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 ensemble to achieve great things.