The Official Music Education Partner of Drum Corps International


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.

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Corporate Partners


U.S. Army Bands

The Army Band Program offers talented musicians a unique opportunity to do what they do best-play music. If you're interested in earning a living while embracing your passion for music, visit us at http://band.goarmy.com/

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Band Shoppe

Currently employing 85 people, Band Shoppe has come a long way since the days of Pearison Music Service but our core values remain the same: our 40-year tradition of quality products, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service. We continue to look forward with creative and innovative ways to provide customers the best possible products at the right price and offer outstanding sales and customer service representation.

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Vic Firth Company

For over 40 years, Vic Firth Inc. has produced the finest drumsticks and mallets available. Innovative design, coupled with uncompromising quality control, truly provides our customers with the "Perfect Pair". It is this commitment that makes us the world's largest manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets.

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Zildjian's Legendary Passion For Quality Makes Every Cymbal As Pure As The Original

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Remo, Inc

“By creating instruments to meet the ever-growing, ever-changing needs of drumming, we've been bringing the world of percussion together for over 40 years.”

–Remo Belli
Founder, REMO Inc.

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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.

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NAMM, the International Music Products Association

Over the past century, NAMM has proudly represented the industry that brings the gift of music into people's lives. What started in May of 1901 as a small, grassroots organization of 52 founding Members has since blossomed into an international association representing nearly 9,000 retailers and manufacturers of musical instruments and products from 85 countries worldwide.

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Yamaha Corporation of America

We are the leader in providing quality musical instruments, research, information, and service to educators, students and musicians both aspiring and professional.

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Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

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Fred J. Miller, Inc.

Fred J. Miller Inc. is a family owned business with more than 60 years experience in all phases of pageantry. 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.

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Stanbury Uniforms

Stanbury has a complete line of performance wear, including our Synergy line of washable uniforms, as worn by the Bluecoats, Santa Clara Vanguard, Madison Scouts and the Blue Stars.

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Visit Indy

Visit Indy welcomes Drum Corps International to our exciting, vibrant city.

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Conn-Selmer, Inc

King Ultimate Marching Brass is a line of innovative and highly sought after marching brass instruments designed back in 2002 in conjunction with one of DCI’s top corps, Phantom Regiment. Manufactured in the U.S.A. and distributed worldwide by Conn-Selmer, Inc., King has become the sound most desired for marching music worldwide.

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U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps

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.

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Woodwind and Brasswind

Since 1978, Woodwind & Brasswind has been the number one source for all things musical, offering expert help with the largest selection of top brand products at the best prices.

Our team of experts features seasoned music educators & gigging musicians who specialize in helping you choose from over 50,000 items to make sure you receive the instrument or accessory that matches your needs exactly. Most often our products can be sold at discount prices – contact us today to learn more!

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WeScanFiles.com is currently scanning DCI’s complete archive and we are proud to be The Official Document Management Company of DCI

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DeMoulin Bros. and Co.

With more than a century of experience, contemporary design techniques, state-of-the-art technology, expanded production capacity and an entire organization dedicated to the industry's highest quality, DeMoulin can help you with all of your music apparel requirements.

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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. For more information about the Quantum series please visit

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Tour Partners


Directors Showcase

Director’s Showcase has quietly grown into one of the largest and most diverse manufacturers and distributors of marching band, colorguard and concertwear accessories in the industry. Our popular MTX marching shoe, worn by The Cavaliers, Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Carolina Crown and Madison Scouts, took the drum corps world by storm with its debut in 2001.

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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.

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Innovative Percussion Inc.

Innovative Percussion is dedicated to providing the percussion world with professional products of an unequaled quality and has now become recognized as a leader in the manufacturing of percussion mallets and sticks.

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Style Plus

StylePLUS, founded in 1971, is the industry leader in manufacturing, supplying and distributing Marching Band and Color Guard products throughout the United States and abroad. Throughout our over 40 years of service to the industry, the goals have always remained the same; Provide a quality product at an affordable price while maintaining superior service to the customer.

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Dynasty USA

Dynasty is a manufacturer of industry-leading concert and marching percussion instruments for organizations and individuals around the world. These instruments are all American-made, making Dynasty the only major company in the drum industry to manufacture ALL of our instruments domestically.

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PreSonus Audio Electronics

PreSonus Audio Electronics has become known for delivering professional quality audio products at affordable prices to audio professionals, musicians and hobbyists around the world. The PreSonus staff in the sales, engineering, and customer service departments all have years of experience in professional audio as musicians and sound engineers which brings passion for music-making to every facet of the company.

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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.

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Championship Partners


Delta Dental

The Delta Dental companies in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee are part of a family of affiliated organizations, which collectively is among the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. In 2011, the enterprise paid out $2.2 billion for dental treatment for 8.6 million enrollees. For more information visit www.deltadental.com and select your state.

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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.

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Music For All, Inc (BOA)

Music For All's mission is to create and provide positively life-changing experiences for students, teachers, parents, and communities.

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Winter Guard International (WGI)

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. Now entering its 30th year, the sport is ever-changing and growing, with over 11,000 participants at the Sport of the Arts World Championships in April.

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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.

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Formerly known as the USSBA, USBands is America's fastest growing scholastic music organization hosting over 140 events in 22 states each fall. Over 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.

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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.

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Cavalcade of Bands

40 years ago, in a smoke filled back room of the Collegeville Inn, the Cavalcade was born. Its birth was a necessity because a few far-sighted band directors, in the area, recognized their bands and the related music and marching programs, a competitive atmosphere had to be created.

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Markey’s Rental & Staging’s is a national audiovisual firm headquartered in Indianapolis, with branch offices throughout the Midwest and Central Florida.

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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 non-profit, music service organization, our mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world.

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Tournament of Bands

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

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Association of Music Parents

AMP is a national non-profit organization whose goal is to preserve music and arts in our nation’s education system through grassroots efforts.

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The Registration System

TRS online software is the market’s most popular solution for online ticketing, event registration and volunteer management. Developed by event planners for event planners, TRS designs software that thinks like you do. TRS is the online engine behind North America’s biggest and most successful events.

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Japan Marching Band Association (JMA)

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

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Winder Guard Tarps

The Team at WGT has over 25 years in the large format digital printing industry and over 20 years of experience in the Pageantry Arts. Our team of experts has extensive knowledge in Marching Band, Drum and Bugle Corps and all facets of WGI indoor activities.

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Media Partners



Celebrating its 18th season in 2013, 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.

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Drum Corps World

Publishing since the 1970s as a tabloid newspaper, Drum Corps World (DCW) has provided more than 35 years 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.

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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.

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Funding Supporters


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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