With threatening skies in the forecast for Saturday, Drum Corps International is saving a weekend washout with the SoundSport International Music & Food Festival presented by Motif Music beginning at 11 a.m. in downtown Indianapolis.
Originally scheduled to take place along Downtown Indy’s Georgia Street, both the SoundSport® competition and DrumLine Battle™ events will move the thunder indoors to the Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza (SoundSport) and the Indiana Convention Center Hall A (DrumLine Battle).
“For the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all of our fans and our performers, and because of the incredible facilities and resources afforded by the City of Indianapolis, we’re very pleased to have this indoor backup plan to ensure that the show goes on,” DCI Director of Marketing Robert Jacobs said.
Thousands of music enthusiasts from around the world will converge for the high-energy contests featuring ensembles from across the globe. All events are free and open to the public.
The SoundSport Championship in the Pavilion at Pan Am will feature 16 instrumental music ensembles competing for the 2016 world title with stage lighting and video screens giving a 360-degree view of the action. SoundSport showcases ensembles of various ages, sizes, and instrumentations.
SoundSport Performance Schedule
Pavilion at Pan Am
201 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis
10:55 a.m. SoundSport Welcome
11:00 a.m. INpact Indiana’s Future Band (Exhibition)
11:10 a.m. Railmen Drum & Bugle Corps – Omaha, NE
11:20 a.m. Appalachian Sound – Atlanta, GA
11:30 a.m. Mon Valley Express – Pittsburgh, PA
11:40 a.m. Rogues Hollow Regiment – Doylestown, OH
11:50 a.m. Sonus Brass Theater – Woodbridge, VA
12:00 p.m. Bishop Dwenger Saints – Fort Wayne, IN
12:10 p.m. Bluecoats Rhythm IN BLUE – Canton, OH
12:20 p.m. Thunder Brigade – Gaithersburg, MD
12:30 p.m. Intermission (20 min.)
12:50 p.m. Optimists Alumni – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1:00 p.m. JOBE Third Coast – Stockton, CA
1:10 p.m. Bridgemen Mini Corps – Bayonne, NJ
1:20 p.m. LakeShoremen – Brownstown, MI
1:30 p.m. McMaster Marching Band – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1:40 p.m. Columbus Saints – Columbus, OH
1:50 p.m. Florida Xpress – Hawthorne, FL
2:00 p.m. The Diplomats – Windsor, Ontario, Canada
2:10 p.m. Bridgemen Alumni – Bayonne, NJ (Exhibition)
2:25 p.m. SoundSport encore and scores (All SoundSport teams will return to the stage for a special performance of the SoundSport Anthem)
Meanwhile, at the Indiana Convention Center (Hall A), drummers will square off in a massive series of DrumLine Battles. Going head-to-head in a tournament-style bracket, the entertainment-focused competition will feature an impressive list of marching percussion ensembles including DCI corps, scholastic, and independent groups as well as international lines.
DrumLine Battle Schedule
Indiana Convention Center (Hall A)
100 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis
11:00 a.m. The Diplomats vs. Shenzen Conservatory
11:15 a.m. McMaster Marching Band vs. Pegasus Vanguard
11:30 a.m. Third-place Bracket
11:45 a.m. Division Champion
12:00 p.m. Interactive Fan Drum Circle presented by Remo
12:30 p.m. U.S. Army Old Guard (Exhibition)
12:45 p.m. BYOS (Exhibition)
1:00 p.m. Center Grove HS vs. Southeast Sound
1:15 p.m. Gold vs. Raiders
1:30 p.m. 7th Regiment vs Winner of Gold vs. Raiders
1:45 p.m. Third-place Bracket
2:00 p.m. Division Champion
2:15 p.m. U.S. Army Old Guard (Exhibition)
2:30 p.m. Finals
A variety of Indianapolis’ gourmet food trucks will be on hand for the full-scale festival of the performing arts. DCI is proud to present this free, interactive, indoor family-fun event!
Rain won’t stop the music. Rain won’t stop the fun!