Cynthiana, Indiana-based Band Shoppe has come on board in a new partnership with Drum Corps International to serve as the official sponsor of “DCI Spring Training 2017,” helping to kick off the historic 45th anniversary season of Marching Music's Major League™.

“Drum Corps International spring training is a special time of the year for corps members and fans alike because it means the start of the competitive season is just around the corner,” said John DeNovi, DCI's Senior Director of Business Development. “Much like you see in Major League Baseball when players report to training camp, DCI Spring Training marks the official start of a new year when things start buzzing with the excitement and anticipation of all that's in store for the coming summer months. DCI is excited to partner with Band Shoppe to highlight the lead-up to opening day of the 2017 DCI Tour.”

As part of spring training, Band Shoppe will be offering exclusive online content, interactive contests, and giveaways for drum corps fans leading up to the start of the 2017 Drum Corps International Tour.

“It is a great privilege any time our company has an opportunity to work with DCI. Band Shoppe is honored to support Spring Training as all the corps begin preparations for an amazing year of competition. We have some really great things in store for this year and we look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come,” said Jay Pearison, President of Band Shoppe.

In addition to Band Shoppe's involvement, DCI will feature special online content from a number of World, Open, and International Class corps as well as SoundSport teams from around the world as they put the finishing touches on their productions and get ready to thrill audiences during DCI's 45th anniversary season.

Spring Training 2017 begins Monday, May 15, lasting until opening night of the 2017 DCI Tour at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 22.

About Band Shoppe
Located in Southern Indiana since 1970, Band Shoppe, a division of Pearison Incorporated, continues a proud tradition of providing quality products and outstanding customer service to music educators and guard instructors around the globe. As an industry leader, Band Shoppe offers a complete line of custom uniforms and flags, and a large selection of in stock merchandise. Band Shoppe has everything needed for a successful marching season, year after year. With a full staff of sales and customer service representatives, as well as secure online shopping, Band Shoppe provides a smooth and easy ordering experience.