While the official schedule for Drum Corps International’s 2016 season won’t be unveiled until November 18, the DCI Tour is expected to return to Florida this summer for the first time since 2012.

Venues have yet to be confirmed, but several shows are tentatively scheduled for July in the Jacksonville area, along with the central and southern parts of the state.

DCI has strong ties to the Florida region. Behind Texas and California, annually, more drum corps members hail from the Sunshine State than any other.

Drum corps history also runs deep in Florida cities with the 1983 DCI World Championships held at Miami’s Orange Bowl and Orlando playing host to the season-ending series of events four other times including 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2003. 

Lineups for this Florida series of 2016 DCI Tour events are still being confirmed but are anticipated to include the Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, Cadets, Crossmen, Jersey Surf and more.

Stay posted to DCI.org throughout the off-season for the latest updates on schedules, tickets, lineups and more.