Drum Corps International
Indy becomes a music metropolis this week as DCI welcomes fans and visitors

Indy becomes a music metropolis this week as DCI welcomes fans and visitors

by Drum Corps International


Downtown Indianapolis
This week from Nov. 11-13, the streets and sidewalks of downtown Indianapolis will be filled with music enthusiasts, artists, educators and students who will be in town for the Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) and Music for All's Bands of America Grand National Championships. As the hometown of Drum Corps International and the annual DCI World Championships in August, we'll be there for every bit of action along with several of DCI's member organizations, students, staff and directors. Here's a look at some of the events and where to find DCI during all the fun.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

DCI Headquarters Open House Where: DCI Headquarters, 110 W. Washington St., Suite C When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights: Drum Corps International will open the doors of its world headquarters offering fans guided tours, a chance to check out DCI memorabilia, chat with staff members and even have their photo taken by the legendary World Championships trophy! Browse the latest DCI merchandise and even purchase and take home your copy of the brand new 2010 World Championship DVDs and CDs. Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) Where: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave. When: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Highlights: PASIC is the largest percussion event in the world featuring more than 150 concerts, educational clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations. • DCI will be one of many exhibitors throughout the expo hall inside the convention center. Visit us at booth #312 to watch videos from the 2010 World Championships and to purchase your own DCI DVDs and CDs. Sign up on our fan list and grab collectible DCI decals for your practice pad. Like to play games? Take a hack at our Sponsor Scavenger Hunt and visit 15 different DCI supporting sponsor booths for your chance to be entered for a special prize.

The Cadets' front ensemble will perform during an
educational session on Thursday at PASIC.
• Led by staff members Iain Moyer and Colin McNutt, the Cadets' percussion section will be in town to give a special educational session titled A Front Ensemble "Nexus": Links between "Etudes" and "Excerpts" in the 21st Century Front Ensemble beginning at 12 p.m. • Starting in the evening, and with events continuing through Friday, the PASIC 2010 Marching Percussion Festival will feature individual and small ensemble groups competing for top honors. Participants will be judged by a number of Drum Corps International-affiliated staff members, judges and Hall of Famers. PASIC.org Bands of America Grand National Championships – Prelims Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave. When: 11 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. Highlights: More than 90 high school marching bands will compete over three days of competition at the home of the DCI World Championships, Lucas Oil Stadium. • Visit Drum Corps International and several of its member corps near the North Gate of the main concourse inside the stadium. There you can purchase the brand new 2010 World Championship DVDs and CDs and other merchandise. Swing by to learn more about the 2011 drum corps audition season, sign up to be a member of DCI's fan list to receive exclusive news all year long, and walk away with collectible DCI decals for your practice pads, notebooks and instrument cases. MusicForAll.org DCI Board of Directors Meeting Where: Hilton Indianapolis When: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Highlights: During the fall and winter months, planning never stops for next year's summer season. Members of the DCI Board of Directors will meet in Indy over two days to continue preparations for the 2011 DCI Tour.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Drum Corps International's Indy Headquarters
DCI Headquarters Open House Where: DCI Headquarters, 110 W. Washington St., Suite C When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights: Drum Corps International will once again open the doors of its world headquarters to fans. Stop by and say hello! DCI Board of Directors Meeting Where: Hilton Indianapolis When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights: The DCI Board of Directors continue its meetings throughout the morning and afternoon. Bands of America Grand National Championships – Prelims Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave. When: 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Highlights: Marching band competition continues at Lucas Oil Stadium. Be sure to stop by the DCI and corps booths near the North Gate entrance for special information and merchandise. • Before the evening concludes, stay and watch special performances by the Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band as well as a tribute to the late UMass bandleader, George N. Parks. MusicForAll.org Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) Where: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave. When: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Highlights: PASIC activities continue with concerts, educational clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations. • Visit the final events of the PASIC Marching Percussion Festival which will feature a variety of educational clinics and performances. PASIC.org

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Lucas Oil Stadium
Bands of America Grand National Championships – Semifinals & Finals Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave. When: 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Highlights: Competition heats up at Lucas Oil Stadium as the BOA Grand National Championships continue and marching bands from across the nation give their final performances of the fall. • During the morning at Lucas Oil Stadium, DCI Executive Dan Acheson will present to an audience of future music educators invited to attend the Grand National Semifinals to take part in a session led by author and professional speaker Fran Kick. MusicForAll.org Open Class Advisory Committee Meeting Where: DCI Headquarters, 110 W. Washington St., Suite C When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights: Leaders of DCI's Open Class will convene at the DCI corporate office suite to discuss their fall agenda and look ahead to the summer of 2011. Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) Where: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave. When: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Highlights: PASIC 2010 wraps up with a variety of events scheduled throughout the day. PASIC.org

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