Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League™, is pleased to welcome Gary P. Gilroy Publications as the presenting sponsor of the 2018 DCI World Championship Prelims.

Gary P. Gilroy Publications

Under an agreement released today, the DCI World Championship Prelims presented by Gary P. Gilroy Publications will kick off the three-day series of competitive World Championship events at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis on August 9, 2018.

“We’re looking forward to working closely with Gary P. Gilroy Publications to stage an outstanding event for their VIP guests, DCI fans and, of course, the competitors on the field,” said John DeNovi, Drum Corps International senior director of business development.

GPG Publications provides innovative, contemporary, and attainable music for marching bands, concert bands, string orchestras, and percussion ensembles. Focusing on a balance of entertainment, accessibility, and teachability, GPG marching band shows have been performed around the globe.  

"We at Gary P. Gilroy Publications are very excited to be the presenting sponsor of the DCI World Championship Prelims,” said Gary P. Gilroy, president and co-owner of GPG Publications. “I had the honor of marching with both the Santa Clara Vanguard and the Blue Devils. My experiences with those world-class organizations had an indelible impact on me as a musician and composer.”

Steve Martin, Vice-President and co-owner of GPG Publications said, “Drum corps has been a significant part of my life since high school. I’ve been involved as a member, a composer/arranger, and an instructor over the last 25 years. I’m so pleased to support DCI and the activity that sets the standard for marching music."

As part of its presenting sponsorship, the Reno, Nevada-based GPG Publications will play host to a number of music educators and industry guests in Indianapolis for a special VIP hospitality reception.

Tickets for the August 9 DCI World Championship Prelims presented by Gary P. Gilroy Publications are currently on sale through Ticketmaster.