DCI Championship to return today, Tuesday
MICHIGAN CITY – The 46th annual Drum Corps International Open Class World Championship will return to Ames Field today and Tuesday with 16 drum and bugle corps from throughout the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands.
Preliminary action will begin at 4 p.m. today, with the top 12 teams advancing to the open competition at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
It will be the 10th consecutive year for Michigan City to host the preliminary competition and the 8th consecutive year for the world champion to be crowned here.
From Michigan City, the competition will move to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the World Class Championships Aug. 9-11.
Tickets are available online at www.dci.org.
Purchased in advance, general admission during preliminary competition at Ames Field Monday is $20. Tuesday’s tickets are $25 for Premium Reserved Center Section seating and $20 for general admission.
All tickets purchased at the gate will increase by $5 in price the day of the event.
46th Annual Drum Corps International Open Class World Championship Lineup:
• Vanguard Cadets – Santa Clara, California (defending champions)
• 7th Regiment – New London, Connecticut
• Blue Devils B – Concord California
• Colt Cadets – Dubuque, Iowa
• Gold – Oceanside, California
• Golden Empire – Bakersfield, California
• Guardians – Houston, Texas
• Heat Wave – Inverness, Florida
• Jubal – Dordrecht, Netherlands
• Legends – Kalamazoo, Michigan
• Louisiana Stars – Lafayette, Louisiana
• Raiders – Burlington, New Jersey
• River City Rhythm – Anoka, Minnesota
• Shadow – Oregon, Wisconsin
• Southwind – Mobile, Alabama
• Spartans – Nashua, New Hampshire
Through Our Eyes
Gold Drum & Bugle Corps will use music and movement to convey how people with autism, Down syndrome, dyslexia and schizophrenia interact with the world in their ovation-inducing performance this year.
The piece “Through Our Eyes” by composer Scott Director consists of four movements, each designed to address one of the aforementioned disabilities.
″‘Through Our Eyes’ hopes to enlighten and help build a bridge of understanding between the special needs community and society at large,” said Gold Corps Executive Director Donald Flaherty, Ed.D.