Even with the stadium lights dimmed with the Drum Corps International Tour on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020’s DCI World Championships Week will be action-packed as we look to the past and into the future with these must-see events:
1. DCI Awards Ceremonies 1972-2019
What? The culminating moments of every DCI Summer Tour is the DCI World Championship Awards Ceremony, where the Top 12 drum corps of the season gather on the field for the announcement of scores and other awards and recognitions. Relive the excitement and anticipation of these events by decade all the way back to the 1970s.
When? Thursday, August 6:
The 1970s: 12 p.m. ET
The 1980s: 2 p.m. ET
The 1990s: 4 p.m. ET
The 2000s: 6 p.m. ET
The 2010s: 8 p.m. ET
2. 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
What? The official virtual induction of the DCI Hall of Fame Class of 2020 including Harold "Robby" Robinson, Sal Salas, and Tony DiCarlo.
When? Friday, August 7, 9 p.m. ET
3. DCI MarchOn! Telethon
What? Hosted by DCI Hall of Fame broadcaster Steve Rondinaro, the “MarchOn!” Telethon will feature three hours of exclusive and exciting programming, including important updates from throughout the DCI universe. The evening’s goal: to celebrate the legacy of the unique drum corps art form while raising essential funds for its continuation once it is safe to resume operations.
When? Saturday, August 8, 5 p.m. ET
4. DCI Rewind: The After Party
What? Available exclusively to FloMarching subscribers, this live-streaming event will feature select performances from Drum Corps International’s storied history in addition to exclusive interviews and other never-before-seen content.
When? Saturday, August 8, following the DCI MarchOn! Telethon (approximately 8:15 p.m. ET)
5. Corps Events
What? Drum corps across the country are hosting numerous online events and fundraisers as they celebrate the season that would have been and look to #MarchOn into 2021 and beyond.
When? Check corps websites and social media for scheduled events.