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2021 SoundSport International Online Music Festival & DCI Performers Showcase

SoundSport® International Online Music Festival & DCI Performers Showcase

This summer, the SoundSport International Online Music Festival & DCI Performers Showcase offers individual performers and ensembles from across the globe the opportunity to participate in Drum Corps International's "Celebration Season." With participation opportunities for soloists, ensembles of all sizes and “virtual” ensembles, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to be a part of the 2021 DCI Celebration Tour!

Registration Window: Registration will start June 14 and be open until August 1. After signing up, videos can be submitted at any time during the seven-week period.

SoundSport International Online Music Festival Division

Presented by Kaleidoscope Adventures


SoundSport Medalist Class

SoundSport’s “Festival-Rating'' contest for small performing ensembles now expanded to include large performing ensembles! Regardless of the age of your performers and the size of your performance area, whether you’re “on-the-move” or stationary, performing as a drum corps, marching band, concert band, jazz ensemble, orchestra, wind ensemble, Mariachi ensemble, athletic “pep” band, or other creative performing group, your music ensemble can participate in the SoundSport Medalist Class to spotlight your unique talents and creativity to the DCI community and the world.

  • REGISTRATION: Open until August 1, 2021
  • FEES: $125 per entry
  • PERFORMANCES: Videos recorded any time after March 1, 2020 are qualified for submission.
  • ADJUDICATION: Three adjudicators will provide constructive commentary recordings on your performance: (1) Music, (1) Visual, and (1) General Effect
  • AWARDS: Ensembles will receive recorded commentary & a medalist achievement rating (Gold, Silver, Bronze) for their performance. All ensembles will also be recognized at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis as well as online as “Official Participants” in the 2021 DCI Celebration Tour.

 

 

Virtual Medalist Class Rulebook

SoundSport® Virtual Ensemble Class

Designed for ensembles of any size who are unable to gather in person as well as individuals creating multitrack productions. Create your virtual ensemble by collecting performance videos from each participant and meld them together into one audio/video package. Performers of all ages are welcome!

  • REGISTRATION: Open until August 1, 2021
  • FEES: $35 for multitrack individuals and $75 for ensembles.
  • PERFORMANCES: Videos recorded any time after March 1, 2020 are qualified for submission.
  • ADJUDICATION: Adjudicators will provide constructive commentary recordings on your musical performance & production.
  • AWARDS: Ensembles will receive recorded commentary & a medalist achievement rating (Gold, Silver, Bronze) for their performance. All ensembles will also be recognized at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis as well as online as “Official Participants” in the 2021 DCI Celebration Tour.

 

 

Virtual Ensemble Class Rulebook

DCI Performers Showcase Division

Presented by Conn-Selmer & System Blue


Performances of 2:30 to 4 Minutes


For nearly five decades, DCI has celebrated the achievements of its remarkable performers by staging head-to-head contests for individuals and ensembles. Known to many as the “I&E Competition,” the DCI Performers Showcase returns in 2021 in an online format, and will once again spotlight exceptional performances from creative and talented people – but now with even more categories than ever before.

  • REGISTRATION: Open until August 1, 2021
  • FEES: Early entry fees are $25 for individuals and $50 for ensembles. All entries after July 1 will increase to $35 for individuals and to $75 for ensembles.
  • PERFORMANCES: Videos recorded any time after September 1, 2020 are qualified for submission.
  • ELIGIBILITY: All-ages welcome, regardless of current or former organizational affiliation.
  • RULES & GUIDELINES: Available on this page in the coming days.
  • PERFORMERS WILL RECEIVE: 2021 Commemorative SoundSport® Performers Showcase patch; Ranking on a global contest leaderboard; Educational rating & recorded commentary from a certified DCI adjudicator; 2021 Championship medal for solo category winners
  • DIVISIONS: Winners will be recognized and rewarded in both the Under 22 and Over 22 divisions for the following categories...

 

 

Ensemble Division

  • 2 to 18 members. (For larger ensembles, see SoundSport entry information)
  • Brass, Percussion, Bass Drum, Cymbal, Vocal, Woodwind, Mixed (any combination of instruments from the individual categories), Flag, Auxiliary Equipment, Dance, Drill Team.

 

Individual (Solo) Division

  • BRASS: Trumpet, Mellophone, French Horn, Baritone, Trombone, & Tuba. Piccolo Trumpet & Flugelhorn will compete in Trumpet category. Euphonium will compete in Baritone category.)
  • WOODWINDS: Saxophone, Clarinet, & Flute. (Double reed instruments compete in Clarinet category & Piccolos will compete in Flute category.) Tin Whistle, Accordion, Recorder, Panflute, Didgeridoo, Irish Flute, Fife, Bagpipes
  • PERCUSSION: Snare Drum, Multiple Tenor Drum, Percussion Keyboard, Timbali, Timpani, Multiple Percussion any number of percussion instruments may be played by a solo performer. This includes a drum set.). Steel Pan, Hand Bells, Hand drums, Bodhran, Cajon, Tambourine, Djembe, Doumbek, Finger Drums, Frame Drums, Tabla, Talking Drum, Taiko, Auxiliary Percussion (rack) – your creativity is your only limit. [Piano / Synthesizer / Organ / EWI ]
  • STRING INSTRUMENTS: Bowed, Plucked, Strummed, Struck or Tapped
  • VOCAL: Solo Voice
  • VISUAL: Individual Flag, Individual Auxiliary Equipment, Dance. (The Auxiliary Equipment categories include any visual equipment other than flags, such as rifles, sabers, streamers, balls, fans, etc.)
 
Virtual Performers Showcase Rulebook

 


Your creativity is your only limit! For instrument and ensemble types not listed here, please contact us to discuss how you can be a part of the 2021 Celebration Events! PerformersShowcase@dci.org

 

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