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
Crown 2: High Brass, Woodwinds
The Spire: Brass Ensembles, Vocalists
Download a location map. (PDF)
More than 300 performers will take part in this year's Individual & Ensemble Competition.
Download a minute-by-minute schedule of performances by room. (PDF)
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.