About the DCI World Championships

What are the Drum Corps International World Championships?

The DCI World Championships mark the culmination of the annual Drum Corps International Tour, a series of more than 100 live competitive events that take place across the United States from June through August. As a week-long celebration of the “very best” in the world of marching music, in 2013, more than 35 drum and bugle corps will compete in two classes for the Open and World Class World Championship titles. Participating units will represent more than 20 states, Canada and Taiwan.

When and where will the World Championships take place?

The 2013 Drum Corps International World Championships will take place in Indiana from Aug. 5 to 10. Competitive events will kick off on Monday, Aug. 5, in Michigan City for Open Class corps before downtown Indianapolis hosts three days of competition Aug. 8-10, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

View a schedule of World Championship events.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets for the Open Class Quarterfinals and Finals in Michigan City, Ind., are available through the Drum Corps International Box Office. Tickets for all World Championship events taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis are available through Ticketmaster.

Visit the World Championships schedule section for additional information.

2013 DCI World Championships Schedule

Monday, August 5

Open Class Prelims
Ames Field - Michigan City, IN

Tuesday, August 6

Open Class Finals
Ames Field - Michigan City, IN

Wednesday, August 7

Individual & Ensemble Championship
Georgia Street - Indianapolis, IN
Kickoff Party and Hall of Fame Induction
Union Station - Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, August 8

World Championship Prelims
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN

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Friday, August 9

World Championship Semifinals
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN

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Saturday, August 10

Drumline Battle & Soundsport Demonstration
Georgia Street - Indianapolis, IN
World Championship Finals
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN



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