From the high-stepping, boot-wearing days of marching units of the past, the drum corps activity has been on a trajectory of continual evolution, coming a long way since Drum Corps International's founding four decades ago.
This second installment in a series of videos taking a look back over the 40-year legacy created by hundreds of thousands of outstanding performers, pays special tribute to many of the "All-Girl" division corps that were active in DCI competitions from the mid-1970s into the 1980s.
Calling all drum corps super sleuths and mega fans: Think you can name all of the corps in this new DCI@40 video? Send us an e-mail with the corps names and years for each shot in the video at firstname.lastname@example.org. Extra credit for location of photos and video clips!
The Grand Reunion
Re-connect and re-unite at the 2012 DCI World Championships in Indianapolis! Marching Music's Major League will host the Grand Reunion this August as part of the World Championship Semifinals and Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium.
If you've ever performed, judged, volunteered or have been a part of the drum corps experience in any way, we invite you to join us for this gigantic celebration that's been 40 years in the making!
Learn more about participating in the Grand Reunion.