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August 5, 2011 > Top drum corps competition live

Top drum corps competition live

Submitted By Jane Pham

Drum Corps International (DCI), together with NCM Fathom, is returning for its eighth consecutive year to present the snap of the snare and boom of the bass drum in "DCI 2011: Big, Loud & Live 8." The event will be broadcast live from the World Championship Prelims at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT / 4:30 p.m. MT / 3:30 p.m. PT. This one-day Fathom event will feature outstanding performances from the country's top marching music ensembles in more than 550 movie theaters nationwide through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. Participating local theaters include
Hayward Century (22695 Foothill Blvd.), Union City Union Landing 25 (32100 Union Lndg.), Milpitas Great Mall 20 (1010 Great Mall Dr.), Emeryville Bay Street 16 with IMAX (5614 Bay St. Ste. 220), and Dublin Hacienda Crossings 20 plus IMAX (5000 Dublin Blvd.).

"Big, Loud & Live 8" will feature more than five hours of electrifying performances from 23 drum corps competing in the 2011 DCI World Championship Prelims. The live broadcast will include the complete competitive productions of the top 15 drum corps along with edited highlights of the day's events.
"DCI's success over the years speaks to the passion of Marching Band fans and the power of community in movie theaters," said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. "This year's event will once again bring the 'Major League' of marching music competitions to neighborhood theaters across America."

Since 1972, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. The primary purpose of a DCI corps is to provide a life-changing experience for youth through the art of marching music performance. Their competitive summer tour, consisting of DCI-sanctioned competitions (known as the Drum Corps International Tour) throughout the United States and Canada, culminates in August with the week-long DCI World Championships. Through the annual DCI Tour and World Championships, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and other events. DCI continues a tradition of exceptionally high-quality performance ensembles, with membership in the top corps highly sought after and extremely competitive, attracting the interest of potential members from many countries.

Tickets for "DCI 2011: Big, Loud & Live 8" are available at participating theater box offices and online at For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Learn more about the exciting world of Drum Corps International and its member corps on the Web at or call (317) 275-1212.

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