Question: How long is a drum corps show?

Corps prepare a new show each year, approximately 8–12 minutes in length, and refine it throughout the summer tour. Shows are performed on football fields and are judged in various musical and visual categories, or captions.

How many members are in a drum corps?

Drum corps are independent organizations (typically not part of a scholastic institution) and have a membership limit set at 150. Depending on the corps, there may be more potential members than performance spaces available. Hence, drum corps, especially the World Class corps, are exclusive, rather than inclusive.

Is DCI 2021 competitive?

DCIs 2021 Celebration Tour will culminate with events at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on August 12, 13 and 14. During a Zoom call with sponsors and strategic partners today, DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson explained that the summer tour is non-competitive.

How old do you have to be to try out for DCI?

21 years of age Drum Corps Internationals age limit is 21 years of age with one exception. Corps members who turn 22 on or after June 1 are eligible to march during that year.

What is the oldest drum corps?

Chester Fife & Drum Corps Established in 1868, the Chester Fife & Drum Corps is the oldest, continuously active fife & drum corps in Connecticut and one of the oldest, continuously active fife & drum corps in the United States, comprised of members young and seasoned with a musical repertoire of traditional early Revolutionary War.

How do you try out for drum corps?

If youre interested in auditioning, please email us right away at for more information. Please be sure to include your name, instrument/position, and marching arts experience in the email!

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