The DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship, taking place Saturday, July 30 at the Georgia Dome, will once again be sponsored by Lake Oconee & Greene County, GA.

The event will mark the only meeting of all 23 World Class corps outside of the World Championships this season, and is one of the last major competitions in the homestretch of the 2011 Drum Corps International Tour schedule.

Lake Oconee is located halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, in beautiful Greene County. It features world renown golf, luxury accommodations, swimming, camping, boating, fishing, waterskiing, and more.

"This year will be our third sponsorship for the event. It has been a wonderful experience working with Drum Corps International, and Greene County Tourism feels it is such a wonderful fit with our target market," said Tamie Moran, chairman of the Greene County Tourism Committee.

The Lake Oconee area offers visitors locally owned boutiques, ranging from Georgia Made Georgia Grown products, to arts, antiques, clothing and jewelry. Lake Oconee's hometown, Greensboro, is just a few minutes from the lake features charming shops, gracious southern hospitality and dining…not to mention The Yesterday Caf?©'s famous buttermilk pie.

Those in attendance at the Southeastern Championship event will be able to check out packages as well as general information about Lake Oconee and Greene County, one of the most historic counties in the United States.

"As one of the most popular events of the summer season, the Southeastern Championship has quickly become a popular trip for drum corps fans from across the country," said John DeNovi, director of sales and business development for Drum Corps International. "It's exciting for us to be able to partner with destinations like Lake Oconee and Greene County to give our fans a relaxing vacation destination and ways for them to make the most of their drum corps travels."

The DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship presented by Lake Oconee & Greene County, GA will be the sixth anniversary of Marching Music's Major League at the Georgia Dome. The first corps will step off on Saturday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Tickets can be ordered online or by phone through Ticketmaster. Great seats are still available.

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Learn more about Lake Oconee & Greene County, GA.

About Lake Oconee and Greene County, Georgia

Greene County is located half way between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia in the beautiful piedmont region of Georgia featuring rolling hills, lush woodlands and Lake Oconee. Lake Oconee is the second largest lake in Georgia. With its 374 miles of shoreline, it offers extensive opportunities to enjoy water sports and some of the best bass fishing in the Southeast. The county is also rich in history, being formed as a frontier town in the late 1700's. Redlands Natural Forest provides opportunities for hunting, hiking and camping. Lake Oconee boasts 117 holes of golf, with courses designed by Tom Fazio, Bobb Cupp, Rees Jones, Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. Accommodations include unparalleled resort lodging hosted by The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation as well as Reynolds Plantation and Harbor Club cottages. Vacation rentals are also available for both long and short-term rental. Be sure to visit beautiful Lake Oconee just an hour away from Atlanta. More information is available at