The Drum Corps International "Commitment to Excellence" (C2E) program recognizes music education professionals and their students who are motivated and inspired by the outstanding performances of Drum Corps International member corps, and who translate that inspiration into action in their own scholastic music programs as individual performers, student leaders, and as dedicated members of musical ensembles.
Each year, tens of thousands of high school and college students are stimulated by the extraordinary young men and women performing in Drum Corps International events throughout North America. The incredible achievements of today's corps are a direct result of the dedication of thousands of educators to the enrichment of the lives of young people through music and the performing arts. Many of today's performers will become the next generation of teachers, helping to instill in their students a "commitment to excellence" of their own.

From the classroom to the stage, from the parade route to the football field and beyond, schools participating in the Drum Corps International "Commitment to Excellence" program have demonstrated their desire to achieve ultimate excellence, and to provide a valuable and extraordinary experience for their students, schools and communities.