If you can't make it out to Drum Corps International's kickoff event in Annapolis, Md. this weekend to experience the excitement from the stands, you'll still be able to catch your favorite corps live, totally free and from the comfort of home! Through the all-new DCI Fan Network, Drum Corps International will provide a live Webcast of the DCI Salutes America event on Saturday, June 20 for drum corps fans around the world.

Hosted at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, the DCI event will be the culmination of MENC: The National Association for Music Education's Music Education Week in Washington, D.C. The inaugural event for MENC combines music education advocacy, professional development and performances in the nation's capital this week.

DCI Salutes America will feature a special performance of the National Anthem by hundreds of students backed up by the brass sections of the competing DCI corps and the U.S. Marines Drum & Bugle Corps, followed by the competitive performances of the Colts, Boston Crusaders, Glassmen, Carolina Crown, Holy Name Cadets, Glassmen, Boston Crusaders and Colts.

Accessing the Webcast will be as simple as heading over to the Fan Network (TheFanNetwork.org) on the day of the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. ET this Saturday, June 20.

The free Webcast is just a preview of all that you'll be able to see on the Fan Network this summer. With subscriptions starting as low as $39, you'll have the opportunity to follow your favorite corps around the country with unlimited and exclusive access to ALL of the action from ALL of the World Class corps on the 2009 Drum Corps International Tour.

Throughout the season, live Webcasts will be available to subscribers or on a pay-per-view basis from the following events: Stanford, Calif. on June 27; Denver, Colo. on July 11; San Antonio, Texas on July 18; Atlanta, Ga. on July 25; and the Open and World Class Semifinals in Indianapolis on August 7.

In addition, on-demand viewing of complete corps performances from 18 DCI Tour events will be available to subscribers, in addition to other great Fan Network features like Audio Performance Downloads, behind-the-scenes videos, and the entire DCI audio/video vault—dating back to 1974.

View a schedule of all '09 Fan Network Live Webcasts and On-Demand events.

Visit the DCI Fan Network today.