From soloists to small ensembles, the Drum Corps International World Class Individual & Ensemble Competition (I&E) gives corps members a chance to exhibit their personal talents in a unique setting.

Incorporated among regular brass, percussion and color guard captions, are dance, woodwind, and new for this year vocal categories, to give all corps members the opportunity to showcase their talents even if their primary instrument is not allowed under regular Drum Corps International rules.


Sunday, July 24, 2011, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT


The 2011 World Class I&E will take place at historic Sunset Station (1174 E. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205), a facility located just a few blocks from San Antonio's Alamodome, Convention Center, and River Walk. Public parking is available around the venue. Most lots will cost around $5.

Performers will be spread out in several different locations within Sunset Station:

Depot 1: Auxiliary, Dance, Flag

Depot 2: Baritone, Trombone, Tuba

Pavilion: Bass Drum, Cymbal, Mixed, Percussion Ensembles

Depot 2: Keyboard, Multi-Percussion, Multi-Tenor, Timpani

Courtyard: Snare

Crown 2: High Brass, Woodwinds

The Spire: Brass Ensembles, Vocalists


More than 300 performers will take part in this year's Individual & Ensemble Competition.

Performers and performance times are subject to change.


Drum Corps International adjudicators who represent top marching music educators and designers from all over the world will rank and rate each of the performances. The panel of I&E judges includes:

Color Guard: Mickey Kelly, Jackie Gilley

Low Brass: Albert Lo

Mixed Ensembles: Joe Allison & Alan Kristensen

Multi Percussion: J.J. Pippitone

Snare: Glenn Fugett

High Brass and Woodwinds: David McGrath

Brass Ensembles and Vocalists: Andy Cook

Learn more about Sunset Station at Sunset-Station.com

Where are the Open Class corps? The Open Class Individual & Ensemble Competition will take place as part of World Championship festivities on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.