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What to watch: DCI Live! from Muncie and Chestnut Hill
The East Coast Classic comes to a new venue in 2016, Boston College's Alumni Stadium (bceagles.com).Photo by: Drum Corps International

What to watch: DCI Live! from Muncie and Chestnut Hill

by Drum Corps International

Kick off your Independence Day weekend with two DCI Tour events on Friday July 1 in Muncie, Indiana and on Saturday, July 2 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Both will be webcast through the DCI Live! streaming video platform.

The action gets underway from Ball State University on Friday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Experience double the drum corps the next day with the first performing group stepping off at Alumni Stadium just after 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.

These DCI Live! Webcasts are available for viewing on desktop computers, with mobile streaming available exclusively through the DCI.org iPhone and iPad app, or the DCI.org Android app. The webcasts are accessible through a season-long subscription package or separately by pay-per-view.

Register today for a 2016 DCI Live! subscription.

Note: All times Eastern and subject to change

DCI Central Indiana
Presented by Woodwind and Brasswind

Muncie, IN | Ball State University's Scheumann Stadium
Friday, July 1, 2016

7:00 p.m. Welcome and National Anthem

7:10 p.m.
 Genesis - Austin, TX
7:28 p.m. Legends - Kalamazoo, MI
7:46 p.m. Pioneer - Milwaukee, WI
8:04 p.m. Colts - Dubuque, IA

8:22 p.m. Intermission (18 minutes)

8:40 p.m. Troopers - Casper, WY
8:58 p.m. Blue Stars - La Crosse, WI
9:16 p.m. The Cavaliers - Rosemont, IL
9:34 p.m. Carolina Crown - Fort Mill, SC

What to Watch: Muncie

Open Class corps Legends and Genesis will be in action in Muncie, and both groups are starting to stretch their competitive legs with just a handful of 2016 performances under their belts. In the two corps’ first head-to-head meeting on June 28 in Dublin, Ohio, Genesis took the lead over Legends but only by seven tenths of a point.

Muncie will mark the second time this season that the Cavaliers and Carolina Crown face off, their last time at the season-opener on June 23 in Indianapolis. While Carolina Crown held a nearly four point lead over the Green Machine at that event, Cavaliers members have been hard at work on the rehearsal field and in the last two days alone added six points to their total score. The corps’ 73.100 in Evansville, Indiana on Wednesday, is among the highest recorded so far this season.

Keep an eye on the race between the Blue Stars and the Troopers. Blue Stars have stayed on top in all three meetings between the two corps so far this summer. However, the Troopers have been pecking away at that deficit from 3.5 points on June 25 in Whitewater, Wisconsin to 1.3 points on June 28 in Dublin, Ohio and to just 1.2 points on June 29 in Evansville, Indiana. And don’t count out the Colts. The Iowa corps was within three tenths of a point of the Troopers last Saturday in Whitewater.

Held in conjunction with the Music For All Summer Symposium taking place this week at Ball State University, a very special encore at the conclusion of the DCI Central Indiana event will include a performance with Carolina Crown and students participating in the Symposium’s marching band tract.

East Coast Classic
Chestnut Hill, MA | Boston College's Alumni Stadium
Saturday, July 2, 2016

5:30 p.m. Welcome and National Anthem

5:38 p.m. The Muchachos - Manchester, NH
5:56 p.m. Crusaders Senior - Boston, MA
6:14 p.m. 7th Regiment - New London, CT
6:32 p.m. Spartans - Nashua, NH
6:50 p.m. Jersey Surf - Camden County, NJ

7:08 p.m. Intermission (18 minutes)

7:40 p.m.
Crossmen - San Antonio, TX
7:58 p.m.
Phantom Regiment - Rockford, IL
8:16 p.m.
The Cadets - Allentown, PA
8:34 p.m.
Bluecoats - Canton, OH
8:52 p.m.
Boston Crusaders - Boston, MA

What to Watch: Chestnut Hill

Saturday in Chestnut Hill will mark the very first performance of 2016 by 7th Regiment. Open Class competitor Spartans will also be fresh to the DCI Tour, having performed for the first time the night before in Clifton, New Jersey. Between the two corps in 2015, Spartans finished a little over a point ahead at the DCI Word Championships, however, 7th Regiment came out on top in three of the 10 meetings between the two corps last summer.

Bluecoats has been on a competitive tear so far this season. Since kicking off its season on June 23 in Indianapolis, the corps has won every event it’s been at. The corps’ closest competitor on Saturday may be the Cadets. Bluecoats, however, held a more than two point lead over the Allentown corps both times they’ve seen each other to date this summer.
 
Boston Crusaders will surely generate some electricity in front of a hometown crowd on the campus of Boston College on Saturday night. And the corps will no doubt look to use that spark to pull back in front of the Crossmen. Since besting the San Antonio corps on June 25 in Ohio by almost a point, the Crusaders fell behind the Crossmen on June 27 (0.3 points) and again June 28 (1.1 points).

Register now to see these two exciting events this weekend broadcast via DCI Live! These are shows you won't want to miss!

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