The Drum Corps International World Class Championships maintain their administrative and executive staff in Indianapolis, Indiana. This organization (DCI) was created in 1972 to operate the North American Drum and Bugle Corps circuit for its younger members, ages 15 to 21. The DCI creates and enforces all the various necessary policies involved in the activities of the DCI’s marching championships.
A Drum Corps spectacle at the Drum Corps International World Championship
For a full week every August in Indy, the Drum Corps International World Championships showcase member drum and bugle corps’ abilities, not only to march and make music, but also in color guard performance. Membership is highly competitive, with groups falling into one of three categories:
World Class, the elite of the elite among drum and bugle corps across the planet.
Open Class, a bit less selective, with smaller corps and generally more available spots.
International Class, as the name implies, strictly for non-American corps.
When you think of Indianapolis music, the stirring sounds of a drum and bugle corps rarely come to mind. Yet they may actually make some of the most inspiring music around. All summer long, the DCI member corps rehearse and compete in preparation for the week-long World Championships. The organization has a well-deserved reputation for excellence, not only in performance, but also in enhancing the lives of its young participants.
One team takes the field at the Drum Corps International World Championship
Spectacular and talented teams compete at the Drum Corps International World Championship
Banner for the Drum Corps International World Championship
Drum Corps International
P.O. Box 3129
Indianapolis, IN 46206