Every summer more than 100 Drum Corps International events take place all over North America. DCI show promoters from these events have the opportunity to learn how to best maximize their events in a cost effective manner by attending the 2002 DCI Promoters College in Rosemont, Illinois, January 11-13, 2002.Show promoters from all over the county will be able to attend sessions on operations, corps housing, marketing, promotions and other issues that are of concern to today's promoters. Networking with other promoters, collaborating with DCI tour managers and meeting DCI directors, staffs and judges are just a few of the opportunities available for throughout the weekend. Special guest clinician Gail Lowney Alofsin, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Newport Waterfront Festivals, will be offering sessions, as well. Alofsin is part of an intimate team of six event specialists who see, market, promote and produce five festivals and over 100 smaller events between May and October, raising over $150,000 per year for non-profit groups in the community, with the support of many corporate and media sponsors. Besides participating in several educational sessions, promoters will have ample time to network, meet current members of drum corps and collaborate with DCI tour managers.All drum corps event promoters are invited to attend the college. Promoters of DCM and ODCA events have attended in the past – all are welcome! For more information on the Promoters College, please contact Sue Kuehnhold at (630) 628-7888 ext. 23.