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Percussion

  • Exploring the Mystery of Playing Timpani

    Mike Lawson | July 31, 2020

    Whether you’re a music educator, band or orchestral student, conductor or composer, timpani have been one of the most mystical and misunderstood percussion instruments ever encountered by most players. Yet, it can be heard professionally performed in every type of music, from 300-year old classical standard repertoire, to marches, Broadway, pops, Latin and even big band jazz.

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  • 2020 Features New Events and Venues for the DCI Summer Tour

    Mike Lawson | January 10, 2020

    The 2020 season will begin once again with the DCI Tour Premiere in the Motor City and end in the Circle City with DCI World Championships.

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  • Become a Part of the DCI Community

    Mike Lawson | November 1, 2019

    It’s time for one of the most exciting things in DCI – auditions!

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  • Bluecoats Light Up the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game

    Mike Lawson | October 3, 2019

    The Bluecoats waited on the entrance ramps to field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 2 to perform at the Enshrinement Week pre-season game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos.

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  • A Year to Remember

    Mike Lawson | August 29, 2019

    Ending with one of the closest finishes in DCI’s history, the 2019 Drum Corps International World Championship Finals competition was a fitting conclusion to an incredible season.

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  • DCI’s Tour Premiere Set the Stage for a Spectacular Season

    Mike Lawson | July 5, 2019

    The Drum Corps International Tour Premiere in Detroit on June 20 once again delivered an incredible beginning to the 2019 Summer Tour – for live audiences both at Ford Field and in 500+ movie theaters across the country. It was the first of two live broadcasts to cinemas nationwide this season to let fans feel the thrill of marching music’s very best through carefully-orchestrated live productions of the shows as they happen in real time.

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  • It’s Showtime!

    Mike Lawson | June 6, 2019

    Drum Corps International is presenting its 47th season, and the world’s most elite marching music ensembles will entertain thousands across the United States.

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  • Preparing for a Fantastic Year

    Mike Lawson | May 8, 2019

    May is a month of intense preparation for drum corps from coast to coast. It’s the time of convergence for show designs and fundamental training. It’s the time when creativity and artistry bring concepts to life in incredible marching arts productions.

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  • Gearing Up for #dci2019

    Mike Lawson | April 10, 2019

    Weekend rehearsal camps are in full swing and spring training is just a month away. Drum Corps International ensembles all over the country are putting together incredible new productions for their upcoming summer tours, preparing to wow audiences at more than 100 live events at stadium venues across the country.

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  • 2019 Annual DCI Conference Emphasizes Health, Safety & Wellness

    Mike Lawson | February 8, 2019

    The second week in January saw leaders from across the Drum Corps International community come together in Indianapolis for the 2019 DCI Annual Meetings and Health, Wellness & Safety Summit. While it happens every year, this conference held new features for attendees – and even some surprises.

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  • Audition Now!

    Mike Lawson | November 4, 2018

    After honing those marching and playing skills during fall band programs, it’s time to join thousands of young performers in their quest to be a part of Drum Corps International in 2019.

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  • 2018 DCI World Championships: Marching Music at Its Best

    Mike Lawson | August 30, 2018

    With its usual flair, the 2018 Drum Corps International World Championship Finals once again delivered incredible energy and excitement with seemingly endless memorable moments.

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