Previously announced to return to the city of Katy, Drum Corps International will move its 2020 southeastern Texas event to the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium.

Taking place on Friday, July 17, the newly-named DCI Houston presented by Band Shoppe event will feature a seven-corps lineup that includes the Blue Devils, Blue Knights, Blue Stars, Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, Cavaliers and Phantom Regiment.

“Last year we were at capacity in Katy for this popular show,” said Sue Kuehnhold, DCI senior director of event development. “The University of Houston gives us a more centralized location with an additional 3,000 seats for this event to grow.”

Opened in 2014, the $125 million TDECU Stadium is located a few miles from downtown on the campus of the University of Houston. This will be the first time a DCI Tour event has taken place at UH.

DCI Houston will be the third competition of seven in this year’s “Texas Tour” series which will also feature events in Denton (University of North Texas), Austin (Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex), San Antonio (Judson High School), Corpus Christi (Calallen High School), Mesquite (Mesquite Memorial Stadium), and McKinney (McKinney ISD Stadium).

“Texas Tour” gets a fresh look in 2020

Tickets for all Texas events except Houston will go on sale through the DCI Box Office beginning Thursday, January 30 at 11 a.m. CT. A special money-saving ticket package for the Dallas-based events (Denton, Mesquite, McKinney) will be available. Houston tickets will go on sale at a later date.

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2020 DCI Texas Tour Events

DCI Denton
Thursday, July 16
Apogee Stadium at the University of North Texas | Denton, TX

DCI Austin presented by FloMarching
Thursday, July 16
Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex | Austin, TX

DCI Houston presented by Band Shoppe
Friday, July 17
TDECU Stadium at the University of Houston | Houston, TX

DCI San Antonio presented by Fred J. Miller, Inc.
Saturday, July 18
D.W. Rutledge Stadium at Judson High School | San Antonio, TX

DCI Corpus Christi presented by Fred J. Miller, Inc.
Saturday, July 18
Wildcat Stadium at Calallen High School | Corpus Christi, TX

DCI Mesquite presented by The U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps
Monday, July 20
Mesquite Memorial Stadium | Mesquite, TX

DCI McKinney
Tuesday, July 21
McKinney ISD Stadium | McKinney, TX

Get involved behind the scenes on event day

Drum Corps International is currently seeking individuals to join its event operations crew that works to provide a world-class experience for corps members, staff and spectators behind-the-scenes at events on the DCI Summer Tour.

With a need for and focus on recruiting Texas-based individuals, these volunteer positions are assigned based on the event and venue needs and may be focused on assisting in areas such as parking operations, gate operations, volunteer coordination, marketplace management, and more.

Learn more and apply