Onlookers watch more than 2,000 corps members
perform "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Drum Corps International and members of the local Indianapolis arts community took to the streets of the Circle City with gusto on Saturday, Aug. 13, for the first-ever Celebrate Indy Arts! Parade. Just a few groups short of having as many marching music ensembles on the parade route as the Tournament of Roses Parade and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade combined, The Celebrate Indy Arts! Parade featured all non-finalist DCI corps and a variety of local Indy groups. Wrapping up on the American Legion Mall, all of the participating drum corps assembled to play "Battle Hymn of the Republic," conducted by Major Brian Dix of "The Commandant's Own" U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. Judged by Drum Corps International Hall of Fame members and local dignitaries, several awards were given out to both the corps and the Indianapolis arts groups.

Drum corps fans and local residents' reaction to the parade.

Harrison Center for the Arts' Rhinoceros

Awards for Indianapolis Arts Organizations

Most Creative Award Harrison Center for the Arts Best Presentation Freetown Village Grand Champion Expo Design/Motus Dance Theatre

Awards for Participating DCI Corps

Best Visual Pacific Crest Best Percussion Pacific Crest Best Brass Colts Best Color Guard Music City Best Drum Major Pioneer Grand Champion Pacific Crest

Recap of parade winners.

Renowned soprano soloist Angela Brown
on the Indianapolis Opera float.
Participating groups included: