Drum Corps International

Corporate partners

OFFICIAL MUSIC EDUCATION PARTNERS
National Association for Music Education 

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world's largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
CORPORATE PARTNERS
U.S. Army Bands 

The Army Band Program offers talented musicians a unique opportunity to do what they do best–play music. Whether you're performing to boost Soldier's morale, entertain civilians, or assist with military ceremonies, you can be part of a group of talented musicians who support the Army's mission around the world.

Band Shoppe 

In 2010, Band Shoppe celebrated its 40th anniversary as one of the leading manufacturers of custom marching apparel. The company prides itself in finding innovative ways to provide customers the best possible products at the right price, and offering outstanding sales and customer service representation.

Remo, Inc 

Remo is an American drumhead, drumset, world percussion, and banjo head company. They are well known for their highly successful WEATHERKING series, which is now seen on orchestral, world, marching percussion, and drum sets. In addition to drumheads, Remo also produces drumsets and ethnic percussion instruments.

Pearl Corporation 

Pearl is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of percussion products including drumset, hardware, Pearl percussion, concert percussion, Adams musical instruments, and marching percussion.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association 

Established in 1901, NAMM is the not-for-profit association that strengthens the $17 billion global music, sound and event technology products industry. Our association and our trade shows serve as the crossroads for professionals wanting to seek out the newest innovations in music, recording technology, sound, stage and lighting products. Membership also includes access to the latest industry news and education, opportunities for music advocacy and cost-saving programs that will help your business thrive. All of these activities and programs are designed to promote music making for people of all ages and to help create a more musical world.

Yamaha Corporation of America 

Established in 1960 as Yamaha International Corporation, Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) offers a full line of musical instruments and audio/visual products to the U.S. market. YCA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan, and is one of the largest global subsidiary companies.

Fred J. Miller, Inc. 

Fred J. Miller Inc. is a family owned business with more than 60 years experience in all phases of the pageantry arts. Known for the breadth and diversity of its products and services, FJM supplies corps, bands and guards with a wide range of performance wear as well as flags, accessories and instructional clinics.

Visit Indy 

Visit Indy is responsible for promoting the city of Indianapolis. As an unprecedented level of cooperation between business and government boosts Indianapolis to a completely new level, Visit Indy revels in the opportunity to show its city off.

U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps 

"The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs martial and popular music for hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. The Drum and Bugle Corps travels more than 50,000 miles annually, performing in excess of 400 events across the nation and abroad.

WeScanFiles.com

WeScanFiles.com is a document scanning service Company. Based in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area, the company specializes in onsite document scanning and management needs in various industries such as medical offices, law firms, and local governments through document scanning, imaging and paperless solutions.

DeMoulin Bros. and Co.

DeMoulin Bros. and Co. is the oldest and largest manufacturer of music performance group apparel in the world. The company manufactures an endless range of uniforms for marching bands, concert bands, color guards, choirs and many other music related performance groups.

Jupiter Mapex Majestic

Jupiter, Mapex, and Majestic instruments make up the Quantum series at KHS Musical Instruments Co., Ltd. Released in 2008, the Quantum series combines each brand to produce superior sound and unified voicing for marching ensembles. This series was developed with assistance from active drum corps and top marching educators.

Stanbury

After nearly 100 years of producing uniforms for the marching arts, the fire still burns bright. It is Stanbury's commitment to continue the legacy of founder William Stanbury. His philosophy to provide exceptional customer service, impeccable attention to detail and quality products that stand the test of time will continue to guide the company.

Fruhauf

Known for craftsmanship. Appreciated for durability. Envied by marching bands nationwide. The legacy of Fruhauf's high-end, custom-fit and flexible garments is rooted in 100 years of tradition, adding to the experience of all musicians who’ve dawned one of its uniforms. Fruhauf Uniforms are the only multi-generational, family-owned, band uniform manufacturer in the country. Guided by artisan craftsmen and intertwined with the history of band uniforms, from design to delivery, they ensure excitement and satisfaction with every garment produced.
TOUR PARTNERS
Director's Showcase

Director's Showcase International (DSI) is the leading wholesale distributor of marching band accessories, guard equipment, and concert & choral attire. Their most notable brands include the MTX marching shoe, Viper marching shoe, Velocity marching shoe, Command Center podiums, Ever-Dri performance gloves, Ever-Jazz dance shoe, StarLite 2 dance boot, Excalibur Sabre and Elite Rifles.

System Blue

System Blue: a mixture of products, educational live events and publishing that will help develop a System of Excellence for band directors, teachers, staff, designers, performers and marching members.

Innovative Percussion Inc.

Innovative Percussion is a manufacturer of drumsticks, keyboard mallets, and many other percussion implements. The company also publishes percussion solo and ensemble pieces of music.

ON2 Percussion

ON2 Percussion is the manufacturer and distributor of Drum Slips. Drum Slips precisely wrap around the hardware of marching percussion instruments in order to instantly change the design and color of a drum. Drum Slips are quickly and easily installed by simply removing the drum head. Drum Slips make drums look better than new and allow instant visual coordination with the theme of your show.

AWCT Performance Wear

Reliable, affordable and trend setting–AWCT is a family owned business with over 25 years experience designing and manufacturing American made performance wear. Committed to creating your vision, whether it's with their extensive uniform and costume collection including flags, shoes and equipment or a completely custom look.

Lone Star Percussion

Since 1978 Lone Star Percussion has been specializing in percussion instruments and gear. It's the best of both worlds: choices and prices from a big store, combined with the kind of help and care expected from a local mom-and-pop shop.

Earasers

Persona Medical has nearly 50 years experience in the hearing assistance field. Understanding the many challenges that accompany hearing loss, in particular the very real and lasting damaging affects of loud sound, Persona Medical's president, Don Campbell, made it his mission to design an ear plug that anyone would be happy to wear while being proactive with their hearing care.

Gary P. Gilroy Publications

GPG Publications provides innovative, contemporary, and attainable music for marching bands, concert bands, string orchestras, and percussion ensembles. Focusing on a balance of entertainment, accessibility, and teachability, GPG marching band shows have been performed around the globe.

Kaleidoscope Adventures

Kaleidoscope Adventures is a full service tour company specializing in student group travel with an  emphasis on developing festival and performance tours for middle and high school bands, choirs, and orchestras. The company also specializes in senior class trips, dance and theater as well as educational tours for science and history groups.

MuseScore

MuseScore is a company devoted to helping aspiring musicians in their journey to master the music they love. MuseScore offers free, powerful, and easy-to-use music notation software to create high-quality sheet music, with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful. MuseScore has also formed an online community where musicians can share their creations, privately or publicly, through downloads, embeddable widgets, or MuseScore's mobile apps, while also bringing additional social features to sheet music. The MuseScore software is released under an open source license, and there is an open API for third party developers on MuseScore.com.

StylePlus

StylePLUS strives to bring you the most unique and dazzling products that will make your performances just one step ahead of the rest, with items like footwear, flags, poles, rainwear and backdrops customized to your needs and delivered fast. The StylePlus marching band product line has been supporting bands, color guards, and drum corps for 47 years. They strive to support your local and national supplier with the highest quality products and exceptional customer service.

Digital Performance Gear

Digital Performance Gear provides creative and inspired choices for uniforms, flags, floors, props, and more for the pageantry arts. They utilize state of the art technologies and manufacturing techniques, offering constant innovation to a diverse set of products.

Marching Show Concepts

Since 1987, Marching Show Concepts has been the #1 Source for Marching Band Shows, Props, and Accessories in the world. Marching Show Concepts, is a band director’s ‘go to’ resource, not only for field shows, but for everything pertaining to music and marching band.

CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNERS
The Sqwincher Corporation

Bodies can't hydrate on water alone. They need something that replaces the essential minerals they lose on the job. Every one of Sqwincher's great-tasting hydration solutions is scientifically formulated to give back what is lost, keeping athletes at 100% and hydrated, day in and day out.

Etymotic Research, Inc.

Etymotic Research, Inc. is an engineering-driven research, development and manufacturing company. The name "Etymotic" means "true to the ear." Mead Killion, Ph.D. founded Etymotic Research in 1983 to design products that accurately assess hearing, improve the lives of those with hearing loss, protect hearing, and enhance the listening experience of musicians and music lovers everywhere.

TAMA Marching Drums & Percussion

Hoshino Gakki began manufacturing drums in 1965 under the name 'Star Drums'. The drums were manufactured at Hoshino's subsidiary, Tama Seisakusho, which had opened in 1962. By 1974, Hoshino decided to make a concerted effort to make high-quality drums and hardware and start marketing its drums under the TAMA brand. TAMA is now renowned for its level of craftsmanship and attention to detail, which is why it has become a leading brand among the drumming community.

Ultimate Drill Book

Ultimate Drill Book creates educational tools for drum corps, marching bands, winter guards, and indoor percussion ensembles. Their revolutionary mobile application, UDBapp, is used by over 35 drum corps and tens of thousands of marchers in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

D'Addario & Company, Inc.

D’Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories, marketed under several product brands: D’Addario Fretted, D’Addario Orchestral, D’Addario Woodwinds, Promark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, and Puresound Snare Wires. A family-owned and operated business with roots dating back to the 17th century, D’Addario now has over 1,100 employees worldwide, and manufactures 95% of its products in the U.S. while utilizing Toyota's Lean manufacturing principles. D'Addario musical accessories are distributed in 120 countries, serve more than 3,300 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites, and are the preferred choice of musicians worldwide such as, Keith Urban, Zak Brown, Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, Gary Clark Jr., Chris Thile, Ry Cooder, Joe Satriani, Julia Fischer, Anderson .Paak, Kacey Musgraves and more.
 
The D’Addario Foundation believes in the power of music to unlock creativity, boost self-confidence, and enhance academics. D’Addario also reinforces its role as a social and environmental leader with initiatives such as Playback and PlayPlantPreserve.

The Neff Company

The Neff Company is the leading supplier of high-quality varsity jackets, chenille patches, school awards and team apparel for America’s schools. They have been in the business of motivating, recognizing and rewarding students for over 60 years. They put a strong focus on quality and are continually expanding their product offering to better serve you and your school. When choosing Neff you can be confident that your school’s tradition and pride will be reflected each time your students display their awards—year after year.

White River State Park

White River State Park boasts world-class attractions and destinations that offer distinctive experiences for every visitor. Greenspaces, trails, trees, and waterways co-mingle alongside cultural, educational, and recreational attractions across 250 beautiful acres in downtown Indianapolis.
 
White River State Park is a great place to hold events, too! The greenspaces, hardscapes, and facility rentals are perfect locations for weddings, parties, charity events, corporate get-togethers and more
STRATEGIC PARTNERS
Drum Corps Associates

Drum Corps Associates, the sanctioning body of all-age drum and bugle corps, strives to provide performers with stimulating and rewarding social experiences, to provide a competitive outlet for performers, and to entertain and excite the audience.

Music For All, Inc (BOA)

Music for All is one of the nation's biggest and most influential organizations in support of active music-making. Music For All's mission is to create and provide positively life-changing experiences for students, teachers, parents, and communities.

WGI Sport of the Arts

WGI Sport of the Arts, a non-profit youth organization, is the governing body leading the winter guard and indoor percussion activities. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format.

Athletes and the Arts

Integrating the science of sport and the performing arts for the mutual benefit of both. Athletes and the Arts is an initiative focused on linking the sport athlete and musician/performing artist communities through collaborative exchange and application of wellness, training and performance research and initiatives.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity is the nation's oldest and largest music fraternity. Established in 1898 at the New England Conservatory, Sinfonia is dedicated to creating harmony in the world through its philanthropic and musical endeavors.

USBands

Formerly known as the USSBA, USBands is America's fastest growing scholastic music organization hosting more than 140 events in 22 states each fall. More than 700 high school marching bands participate in USBands' events as the organization provides quality performance opportunities through the administration and facilitation of competitions and festivals.

Jolesch Enterprises

Jolesch Enterprises is a professional photomarketing organization specializing in high-quality, high-volume, photography of music groups, festivals, grads, and other special events.

Cavalcade of Bands

Cavalcade of Bands is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization, composed of over one hundred member schools coming together to compete on the interscholastic level. Our motto is “Education Through Musical Involvement”. It is our firm belief that controlled competition can be a positive educational tool wherein the process of music education can greatly enhance general education and life skills. Membership is open to any elementary, middle or high school wishing to compete and/or participate along with any college or university wishing to participate in exhibition or educational roles.

Percussive Arts Society

The Percussive Arts Society is the world's largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages. Established in 1961 as a nonprofit, music service organization, PAS's mission is to inspire, educate, and support percussionists and drummers throughout the world.

Tournament of Bands

The Tournament of Bands is one of the largest competitive band organizations in the country. Founded in 1972 by the National Judges Association, the TOB has grown to more than 400 active schools and organizations. The organization provides performance opportunities in field band, indoor guard, majorette, percussion and dance team as well as comprehensive festivals with instrumental and choral events.

Association of Music Parents

The Association of Music Parents is a national nonprofit organization whose goal is to preserve music and arts in our nation's education system through grassroots efforts.

Japan Marching Band Association

Headquartered in Tokyo, the Japan Marching Band Association is dedicated to the promotion and development of the marching arts in Japan.

Drum Corps United Kingdom

Drum Corps United Kingdom, part of Marching & Performing Arts UK, is a charitable organisation which seeks to promote and support its member Drum and Bugle Corps within the United Kingdom. Established in 1980, DCUK currently has a membership of Drum Corps spread geographically right across the country. DCUK organises Drum Corps contests throughout the summer for corps of all experience and abilities.

Drum Corps Europe

Drum Corps Europe was set up in 2000 with the aim of putting drum & bugle corps, which at the time barely existed anymore in many places in Europe, back on the map and help it flourish. This was successful. By looking over our own borders, the activity in various countries has blossomed once again and a flourishing European competition has come into existence.

Motif Music

In 2012, Drum Corps International formed a landmark strategic partnership with Motif Music, a music education consulting firm based in Shanghai, China. Through this partnership, DCI and Motif Music are working together to establish programs in marching music education throughout China.
MEDIA PARTNERS
FloMarching

FloMarching is a division of FloSports, an innovative sports media and events company based in Austin, Texas. Focused on three areas – live competition and coverage, original content, and owned and operated events – the company takes fragmented communities and provides them the platform to connect with the sports they love.

Marching.com

Marching.com is an authoritative online destination for marching-related events, links, resources, news and photos. Coverage encompasses marching activities around the world. Marching.com speaks with a passionate and positive voice, and the site welcomes an average of 75,000 unique visitors each month.

Drum Corps World

Publishing since the 1970s, Drum Corps World (DCW) has provided decades of continuous coverage of the drum and bugle corps activity. Including a wide variety of information and feature articles about the corps and events of Drum Corps International, the publication's world-wide team of writers and photographers also cover other marching arts activities in North America, Europe, Asia and even Africa.

Halftime Magazine

Halftime Magazine highlights the sights, sounds and spirit of marching band from the perspective of high school and college musician-athletes. The bimonthly print magazine and interactive website connects musician-athletes through shared experiences about competitions, school spirit and band traditions with profiles, first person accounts and thought-provoking feature stories.

Marching Roundtable

The Marching Roundtable Podcast's goal is to help everyone achieve greater excellence and to have a more meaningful experience in their marching musical endeavors. Podcast hosts talk about everything in the world of marching band, drum corps, winter guard, or indoor percussion.
FUNDING PARTNERS
Arts Council of Indianapolis

Since its inception in the 1980s, the Arts Council of Indianapolis has been providing central Indiana with a wide variety of culturally enriching events, programs, and opportunities.

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