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Performers Showcase will bring excitement to the streets
A Blue Devils ensemble performs during the 2015 DCI Performers Showcase presented by System Blue.Photo by: Drum Corps International

Performers Showcase will bring excitement to the streets

by Lauren Wilcox

The DCI Performers Showcase presented by System Blue will return to downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday, August 10, with individuals and ensembles displaying their talent to family, friends and the drum corps community.

The annual World Championships Week competition will occur outdoors on Georgia Street and inside the Indianapolis Artsgarden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and is predicted to be bigger than ever before.

“The Performers Showcase is the best way to experience the talent of our DCI members close-up,” event manager Christina Mavroudis said. “To see the faces under the shakos and the creativity behind the members.”

The 2015 showcase entertained crowds with performances from more than 500 members from World and Open Class corps.

Opportunities are endless as the event offers corps members the chance to show off their talents within categories, such as woodwind and vocal, that are not found in a typical drum corps performance.

Mavroudis said her favorite part of the event is seeing the originality from the participants.

“The creativity is off the charts: juggling hip-hop, ukulele stand-up, martial arts dance, and even percussive cups,” Mavroudis said. “I’ve seen a perfect dance, the glimpse of greatness in a vocal, and enjoyed the comedic routines of bass drum lines all for the love of opportunity, experience, and sheer performance.”

Performers Showcase Details



Event: DCI Performers Showcase presented by System Blue

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Location:
Outdoor on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis in addition to some performances at the Indianapolis Indianapolis Artsgarden (110 W. Washington St.)

Admission: Free and open to the public

Registration:
Online registration for corps members is open until August 1.

Medal Recognition Ceremony:
Friday evening after Semifinals competition at Lucas Oil Stadium

Performance Categories:

Individuals

• Brass (Trumpet, Mellophone, Baritone/Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Trombone)
• Percussion (Snare, Multi-Tenor, Timpani, Keyboard, Multi-Percussion)
• Woodwind (Clarinet/Double-Reed), Saxophone, Flute)
• Visual (Flag, Auxiliary, Dance)
• Vocal

Ensembles

• Auxiliary
• Bass Drum
• Bass
• Cymbal
• Dance
• Flag
• Mixed
• Percussion
• Vocal

Exhibition

• For instruments or ensembles currently not covered under the DCI Performers Showcase rules.

A complete schedule of performances will be published on DCI.org just prior to the event.

2015 DCI Performers Showcase Highlights

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