As posted on On Thursday, Aug. 10, the world's 17 most elite and exclusive marching music ensembles for students will march onto the big screen in a special one-night Big Screen Concerts(SM) event. The 2006 Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championship Quarterfinals will be presented live via satellite in 104 movie theaters nationwide from the field of the University of Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. This exclusive event, presented by National CineMedia, is the only live broadcast of the Championship Quarterfinals and will be presented in high definition and 5.1 audio in select AMC, Cinemark, Regal Entertainment Group and Georgia Theatre Company movie theaters nationwide on Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. CT / 4 p.m. MT / 3 p.m. PT. Tickets are available for $18 online at or at participating box offices.
Drum Corps International's Summer Music Games Tour of more than 140 events across the U.S. and Canada is one of the world's largest touring musical attractions. Now in its third year, the 2006 DCI World Championship Quarterfinals will feature the top 17 Division I drum corps performing in their entirety with highlight clips of the six corps that performed prior to the live simulcast. Drum corps competing in the 2006 DCI Championship World Championship Quarterfinals include: Blue Devils - Concord, Calif
Blue Knights - Denver, Colo.
Blue Stars - LaCrosse, Wis.
Bluecoats - Canton, Ohio
Boston Crusaders - Boston, Mass.
The Cadets - Allentown, Pa.
Capital Regiment - Columbus, Ohio
Carolina Crown - Ft. Mill, S.C.
The Cavaliers - Rosemont, Ill.
Colts - Dubuque, Iowa
Crossmen - Allentown, Pa.
Esperanza - San Diego, Calif.
Glassmen - Toledo, Ohio
Madison Scouts - Madison, Wis.
The Magic - Orlando, Fla.
Mandarins - Sacramento, Calif.
Pacific Crest - Diamond Bar, Calif.
Phantom Regiment - Rockford, Ill.
Pioneer - Milwaukee, Wis.
Santa Clara Vanguard - Santa Clara, Calif.
Seattle Cascades - Shoreline, Wash.
Southwind - Lexington, Ky.
Spirit from JSU - Jacksonville, Ala. "This is the third year that the DCI World Championship Quarterfinals are being shown on the big screen, and the legions of drum corps fans across the country have consistently made DCI events some of the biggest alternative shows we've ever presented," said Dan Diamond, vice president of digital programming at National CineMedia. "The excitement and appetite for this unique form of American entertainment is overwhelming - and it's great to be able to use our Digital Content Network technology to bring it to fans that might otherwise miss out on the chance to see their local corps compete." "This year's DCI World Championship Quarterfinals are gearing up to be one of the most exhilarating competitions in the history of DCI. Each participating corps has been tirelessly practicing for this heated championship event," says Drum Corps International's Ed Dempsey. "Big Screen Concerts provides fans throughout the nation the opportunity to experience the heart pounding excitement of live competition as if they themselves were sitting on the 50-yard line," adds Dempsey. About National CineMedia, LLC
National CineMedia, LLC is a venture of AMC Entertainment, Inc., Cinemark USA, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), three of the world's leading theatrical exhibition companies. The company develops pre-feature entertainment; cinema and lobby advertising products; comprehensive meeting and event services; and alternative forms of entertainment content for distribution across the approximately 13,000 screens operated by its owner theatre circuits and other theatre affiliates. Over 11,000 of these screens are part of NCM's Digital Content Network (DCN), the world's largest in-theatre digital distribution network. The network provides content and advertising to 150 markets, including 49 of the top 50, reaching 525 million movie patrons annually. Go to for more information. About Drum Corps International
From modest beginnings more than three decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth organization with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. DCI is now recognized as the world leader in producing and sanctioning competitive marching music and related stadium events for youth. For additional information on DCI's Summer Music Games Tour, Drum Corps International or the competing groups, go to