Tickets for two 2007 Drum Corps International Major Events, DCI Chicagoland and DCI Central Illinois, will go on sale this Thursday, Nov. 30, at 9 a.m. Central time. DCI Chicagoland, to be held at the Sports Complex at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., has become a staple of season-starting drum corps activities. Growing in popularity in 2005 and 2006 as the "DCI Father's Day Kickoff," the 2007 edition of this DCI Chicagoland event will take place on Sunday, June 24. Ticket prices range from $18 to $25. Tickets for groups of 25 or more cost $15.

Illinois State University's Hancock stadium on the left and the Sports Complex at Benedictine University on the right.
Drum corps return to the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., this summer on Friday, June 29, for DCI Central Illinois. Infused with the enthusiastic cheers of hundreds of high school music students, the DCI Central Illinois contest traditionally serves as the capstone event to the Bands of America Summer Symposium, a week-long educational summer camp with sessions for band and orchestra students and directors. Ticket prices are $20 for reserved seating and $15 for groups of 25 or more. Take advantage of these early opportunities to reserve your seats for the 2007 season! Visit the DCI Chicagoland and DCI Central Illinois event pages on to view order information, corps lineups, seating charts and additional event information.