Every year the longstanding DCI Southwestern Championship heads to the San Antonio Alamodome in one of the biggest competitions of the summer.

Marking the first time of the year that all of DCI's World Class corps compete head-to-head in a single day of competition, drum corps fans travel from far and wide to witness the excitement.

Check out these highlights from last year's event as fans and performers sounded off on what makes drum corps time in Texas so special.

San Antonio tickets now available

The 2015 DCI Southwestern Championship presented by Fred J. Miller, Inc. will return to the Alamodome on Saturday, July 18. Tickets went on sale last week through Ticketmaster.