Drum Corps International

Ethics and Compliance Reporting

Drum Corps International (DCI) seeks to bring the life-enriching benefits and enjoyment of marching music performing arts to more people worldwide. We do this by creating a stage for participating organizations to engage in education, competition, entertainment, and the promotion of individual growth. In support of this mission, DCI is committed to treating marching members, staff, volunteers and other members of the DCI community with dignity and respect, and fostering positive and safe learning, performing, and working environments.

It is important for all members of our community to know how to address concerns and issues that may be contrary to this commitment. As a condition of continued membership, DCI sets expectations for the conduct and compliance of members and their participants. Participants are encouraged to first bring complaints and concerns to the leadership of their member organization, who are expected to look into and promptly address them.

However, allegations of misconduct or noncompliance with DCI policy can also be reported directly to DCI. This includes ethics concerns, as well as alleged violations of DCI’s values, code of conduct, and policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. In addition, DCI is available to provide each member with consultation about conflict resolution and help an individual connect with the right person at the appropriate member organization to ensure the concern is considered and promptly addressed.

DCI will strictly enforce policies that protect all individuals from any form of retaliation and will remain vigilant in safeguarding confidentiality.

To report an ethics concern or alleged noncompliance, or to seek support from a DCI staff member in reporting such an issue, please email your concern to ethics@dci.org, or fill out the online form below. For reports submitted with a means of contact, DCI will reach out to you within 5 business days to discuss options and resources that may be available to you.

Individuals are encouraged to use the written submission form, however, potential ethics and compliance issues may also be reported via phone by calling 1.833.556.0385. Voice messages left with a callback number will be returned. Please note this is not an emergency hotline. If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please hang up and dial 911.



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