Drum Corps International
A word from our sponsors

A word from our sponsors

by Drum Corps International

Fred J. Miller Inc. Check out Fred J. Miller's revamped website! Now you can customize your favorite Michael Cesario uniform designs in four distinctive styles and in a variety of colors. Take advantage of FJM's new Bands on a Budget page to find quality designs at a reasonable price, and more. FJMInc.com

Vic Firth Vic Firth marching percussion artist Mike Jackson introduces a new signature stick! Learn more about how these sticks deliver quick rebound with a great "ping-shot" sound quality, while still maintaining superior durability. VicFirth.com

Drum Corps World After 39 years, Drum Corps World is going digital, and the inaugural issue is now up online. Sign up for your free electronic subscription to get each monthly issue in addition to special reports throughout the summer drum corps season. High-Velocity-Media.com

Stanbury Uniforms Meet the mind responsible for truly unique designs worn by World Class powers. Travelling to DCI shows across the country this summer, Stanbury Uniform designer Brent Becker will share his renowned design ideas and talk to you about the passion behind them. Stanbury.com

DeMoulin Bros. & Co. Program coordinator for the Bluecoats, longtime adjudicator and artist Michael Gray, joins the design team at DeMoulin Bros. & Co. From fine arts to the marching arts, Gray's work can be found across the nation. Learn more about the new Michael Gray Guard Collection that will be coming soon to DeMoulin. YouTube.com

Yamaha To commemorate the 20th anniversary of its Xeno series, Yamaha introduces the YTR-8335RS20TH. This limited edition trumpet is built with proven design features of the industry leading Xeno Artist Model Trumpets. Yamaha.com

Evans Drumheads Not sure what to get the hard to shop for drummer in your life? Try an Inked by Evans gift card. These gift cards enable you to design and purchase a personalized bass drum head for one low price. You'll be able to add your own custom graphics, images and text to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece. InkedByEvans.com

System Blue Performance tested by the 2010 World Champion Blue Devils, the King System Blue brass line sets the standard in today's industry. Featuring innovative design and unique styling, King System Blue is marching brass, evolved. BlueForYou.com

Music For All Ninety high school bands have already enrolled for Music For All's 36th annual BOA Grand Nationals, Nov. 9-12 in Indianapolis. Order your premium seats today to enjoy one of the Nation's largest marching band events of the year. MusicForAll.org

Roland Roland's popular V-Drums continue to lead the industry in innovation and value. For a limited time, select V-Compact, V-Tour, and V-Stage models are available and on sale with Drum Workshop hardware. RolandUS.com

Pearl Pearl sent a complete battery of Championship Series Drums to the FAMQ Drum Line Clinic in Montreal on April 17. The first in a planned educational series, this demonstration focused on the use of a drum line in a school setting. Learn more about and check out a photo gallery from the event. PearlDrum.com

Conn-Selmer Registration is now open for the 2011 Conn-Selmer Institute, a series of educational workshops for music education professionals. This summer's edition will take place at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind. from June 12-15. CSInstitute.org

Innovative Percussion Innovative Percussion thanks everyone who chose to play Innovative sticks and mallets at the 2011 WGI Percussion World Championships. Check out a series of videos and photos of participants on the company's website. InnovativePercussion.com

Woodwind & Brasswind You can check out the Harry Watters Live Jazz Clinic and Performance at the Woodwind & Brasswind Flagship Superstore in South Bend, Ind. on May 7. If you can't make it there in person, you can watch the entire performance live in a special webcast online. Also exclusive to DCI fans, Woodwind & Brasswind is currently offering a special 10% discount off any order through the month of May. Just enter coupon code DCIMY at checkout. Certain restrictions may apply WWBW.com

Drum Corps Road Warriors The Drum Corps Road Warriors hope to make the 2011 summer season memorable by offering a number of travel and entertainment packages for some of the hottest events on the DCI Tour schedule. Packages include accommodations, catered tailgating, transportation to and from events, premium tickets, and more. DrumCorpsRoadWarriors.com

MENC: The National Association for Music Education MENC recently announced the new U.S. Army All-American Marching Band instructional staff. The 2012 staff members hail from all over the country and represent some of the best marching music programs and drum corps in the nation. MENC.org

Percussive Arts Society You can connect with thousands of other percussionists around the world on the PAS Network, the Percussive Arts Society's official online community. Login and join the conversation today. PAS.org

Zildjian Get marching band and drum corps tips from industry experts in this resourceful educational section on Zildjian.com. Zildjian.com

Drum Corps Associates Tickets are now on sale for the 2011 DCA World Championships scheduled for September 2-4 in Rochester, N.Y. Order today so you don't miss a second of the three action-packed days of the world's best all-age drum corps. DCACorps.org

Marching.com Marching.com has a plethora of content covering the entire marching music activity. Check out this recent post about how various marching bands utilize stock and custom-built carts to help them transport and store equipment. Marching.com

The Instrumentalist This 65th annual Summer Music Camp Directory published by the Instrumentalist includes a comprehensive list of summertime programs for students and teachers listed by region and state. TheInstrumentalist.com

NAMM NAMM's fifth annual Wanna Play Music Week is taking place May 2-8, which according to the company is "an effort to inspire people of all ages to pick up an instrument and experience the fun and benefits of making music." A variety of events and campaigns that you can get involved with are scheduled throughout the week. NAMM.org

Indianapolis Convention and Visitor's Association Let the ICVA help you plan your summer vacation around the 2011 DCI World Championships. Find out what Indianapolis has to offer on the organization's website, and don't forget to book your hotel room for the Championships at DCI.org/IndyHotels. VisitIndy.com

Jolesch Photography Did your son or daughter perform at the 2011 WGI World Championships? Order your color guard and percussion photos from Jolesch.com today. Jolesch.com

Halftime Magazine Find out what's hot and what's not in color guard fashion. Halftime Magazine spoke to 12 different designers, companies and instructors in this recent feature. HalftimeMag.com