Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League™, is pleased to announce that Lone Star Percussion, the largest brick and mortar drum shop in the U.S. and one of the leading online percussion retailers in the world, is the 2016 presenting sponsor of DCI’s prestigious summer tour event in Atlanta.

Under an agreement released today, the DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship presented by Lone Star Percussion will roar into the Georgia Dome on Saturday, July 30.

“I am pleased to welcome Lone Star Percussion as presenting sponsor of the DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship,” said John DeNovi, Drum Corps International senior director of business development. “We are thankful to Lone Star for their support of this show, which will assist DCI in its efforts to engage more people in the drum corps experience as it continues to promote well-organized, professionally-produced and highly successful events in the southeastern United States and around the world.”

"We at Lone Star Percussion are very excited to be the presenting sponsor for the DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship,” said Jeff Nelson, president of Lone Star Percussion. “My wife and I marched a combined seven years with the Spirit of Atlanta, so it only seems appropriate for us to be a part of this great event in the city of Atlanta.

“The vast majority of our employees are alumni of various drum corps across the country, so it is personally rewarding for each of us to be a part of this event in this drum corps activity that has enriched all of our lives so much."

As part of its presenting sponsorship, the Dallas, Texas-based Lone Star Percussion will play host to a number of music educators and industry guests at the Georgia Dome for a special VIP hospitality reception.

Lone Star Percussion specializes in the sale of drum sticks, drum heads, cymbals, world percussion, drum sets, marching drums, keyboards and music. Additionally, Lone Star hosts a number of educational workshops and events annually throughout the United States. 

Reserve your seat today for the DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship presented by Lone Star Percussion.