On a night traditionally reserved for the spectacular season-ending, final competitive performances of the world’s most elite marching music ensembles at the Drum Corps International World Championship, the iconic performance stage within Lucas Oil Stadium will remain dark this year on the second Saturday in August; a somber reminder of the cancellation of the 2020 DCI Summer Tour caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.
In place of the spellbinding sights and sounds of the thousands of remarkable performers taking their places on the field amidst the cheers of tens of thousands of passionate fans in the stands, DCI is instead bringing together members of the worldwide marching arts community in a unique global online event.
Hosted by DCI Hall of Fame broadcaster Steve Rondinaro, the “MarchOn!” Telethon will feature three hours of exclusive and exciting programming, including important updates from throughout the DCI universe. The evening’s goal: to celebrate the legacy of the unique drum corps art form while raising essential funds for its continuation once it is safe to resume operations.
"Run it Back!" reunion sessions
Hosted by DCI Field Pass host and broadcast personality Dan Potter, "Run it Back!" will feature exciting virtual get-back-togethers of former staff, performers and corps managers sharing many “first-time-anywhere” behind-the-scenes stories of fan-favorite performances.
2008 Phantom Regiment | “Spartacus”
Featuring: Tony Hall, Rick Valenzuela, Will Pitts, Dan Farrell, J.D. Shaw, Nick Scotella, Adam Sage, Sandi & Paul Rennick.
1991 Star of Indiana | “Roman Images”
Featuring: Donnie VanDoren, Jim Prime, Jr., Jeff Wroblewski, Bob Dubinski, Thom Hannum, Bob Medworth, Bobby Hullett, Ron Hardin, Josh Talbott, Brian Soules, Frank Sullivan, Tim Handley, Matt Harloff, Ben Harloff, Dave Carbone.
2013 Carolina Crown | “E=mc2”
Featuring: Jim Coates, Keith Potter, Leon May, Matt Harloff, Thom Hannum, Michael Rosales, Michael Townsend, Michael Klesch, Linda Harvey, Hunter Bown.
2016 Bluecoats | “Down Side Up”
Featuring: David Glasgow, Dean Westman, Jonothan Vanderkolff, Doug Thrower, Tom Rarick, Jim Moore, Roger Carter, Dr. Ryan Kilgore, Shavon Garcia, Derek Gipson, Matthew Stratton, Gregory Lagola, Samuel Crawford, Graham Hopkins.
Virtual 2020 corps performances
Watch virtual performances from the 2020 members of World and Open Class corps including: Blue Knights, Troopers, Blue Stars, Shadow, River City Rhythm, Blue Devils, Spirit of Atlanta, Spartans, The Cadets, Bluecoats, Jersey Surf, Santa Clara Vanguard, Boston Crusaders, Carolina Crown, The Cavaliers, Crossmen, Colts and the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps.
Debut performance of the Digital DCI ensemble
Part of the evening’s festivities will be a special virtual performance of “Hope for America,” composed by DCI Hall of Fame members Jay Bocook and Paul Rennick. This selection is from the program “Together As One” designed by Varsity Performing Arts, a division of Varsity Spirit — the global leader in cheerleading, dance team and band apparel, camps and competitions. Created in part as a response to the extraordinary circumstances that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interviews and exclusive announcements
Featuring updates from and the current initiatives of:
- Keith Kelly of the Global Bandroom and Finding Drum Corps podcasts
- The FloMarching team
- Corps leadership heading up the DCI MarchOn Task Force
- Members of the DCI IN STEP initiative
- Medical professionals of the Marching Music Health, Wellness & Safety Project
- Advisory committee members of DCI's Open Class division
Awards and special presentations
- Directors of the Year: Dr. Bernard Baggs Leadership Award (World Class), Dr. David Kampschroer Leadership Award (Open Class)
- George Bonfiglio Chairperson’s Award
- Corps member scholarship winners
- Winners of the 2020 DCI Performer’s Showcase presented by System Blue
DCI Rewind: The Afterparty
A special post-telethon presentation available exclusively at FloMarching.com featuring past DCI performances.