Drum Corps International is teaming up with MENC, the National Association for Music Education, to salute America on Saturday, June 16, at the historic Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The first Drum Corps International competitive event of 2007 will provide the backdrop to the grand finale of MENC's widely publicized "National Anthem Project."

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will serve as the backdrop to the
June 16, DCI Salutes America major event.
On Flag Day, June 14, bands, choirs and orchestras representing every state in the nation will gather on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner." This gathering will create the largest school music ensemble ever assembled in one location, with some 8,000 students joining in the event. Two days later, six Division I corps will kick off Drum Corps International's Summer Music Games Tour during the DCI Salutes America major event. Tickets for "opening day" go on sale Thursday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. Central time. Prices range from $25-$35. $18 seats are available to groups of 25 or more. Don't miss this early opportunity to be part of this historic event! Visit the DCI Salutes America ticket page for ticket prices, a seating chart, corps lineups and more. Learn more about the National Anthem Project finale at www.MENC.org.