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Marching music comes alive this week in Indy

Marching music comes alive this week in Indy

by Drum Corps International


The Indianapolis Artsgarden in downtown Indy.
From Thursday, Nov. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 12, 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 us during all the fun.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

DCI Headquarters Open House Where: DCI Headquarters, 110 W. Washington St., Suite C When: 10 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 Champions trophy! Browse the latest DCI merchandise and even purchase and take home your copy of the brand new 2011 World Championship DVDs and CDs. Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) Where: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave. When: 8 a.m. to 9 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 #211 to watch videos from the 2011 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 all of the different DCI supporting sponsor booths for your chance to be entered for a special prize. • Including a panel of drum corps percussion notables like Blue Devils' Scott Johnson and Santa Clara Vanguard's Paul Rennick, a special health and wellness focused session will cover the topic Conditioning the Marching Percussionist as a Performer and an Athlete. beginning at 2 p.m. • Starting in the morning, and with events continuing through Friday, the PASIC 2011 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: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 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 will be in the Lucas Oil Plaza located just inside the main entrance (North Gate) of the stadium. At our booth (#47) you can purchase the brand new 2011 World Championship DVDs and CDs and other merchandise. Swing by to learn more about the 2012 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 Not headed to Indy? This week the Drum Corps International Fan Network will power three days of live webcasts from the Bands of America Grand Nationals. Don't miss this opportunity to watch all of the incredibly talented marching bands online, Nov. 10-12. Learn more about the webcasts at MFA.TheFanNetwork.org.

Friday, November 11, 2011

DCI Headquarters Open House Where: DCI Headquarters, 110 W. Washington St., Suite C When: 10 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! Bands of America Grand National Championships – Prelims Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave. When: 8 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Highlights: Marching band competition continues at Lucas Oil Stadium. Be sure to stop by the DCI and corps booths at the North Gate entrance for special information and merchandise. 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. PASIC.org

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bands of America Grand National Championships – Semifinals & Finals Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave. When: 8 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. MusicForAll.org DCI Board of Directors Meeting Where: Omni Severin Hotel When: Beginning at 9 a.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 Saturday and Sunday to continue preparations for the 2012 DCI Tour. 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 2011 wraps up with a variety of events scheduled throughout the day. • A marching music focused highlight of the day will be a panel discussion at 12 p.m. titled Where Are We Now? A discussion of the most significant changes in the marching percussion activity the past 50 years. Moderated by DCI Hall of Fame member Dennis DeLucia, panelists will include a number of DCI percussion greats including Thom Hannum, Ralph Hardimon, Scott Johnson and Tom Float. PASIC.org