Five competitive events will feature eight of the top DCI groups in a unique format

Fans of drum corps throughout North America will be treated to five unique events this summer when the new Tour of Champions event series is launched as part of the 115-event 2011 Drum Corps International Tour.

The event series will provide fans with up-close, exclusive access to the corps performers and to exciting live entertainment like never before. Audience members get to see for themselves the backstage and warm-up secrets of some of DCI’s top corps just minutes before they take the field in competition. 

Featuring the eight top corps from the 2010 DCI World Championships, additional Tour of Champions features will include:

* Exciting pre-show entertainment showcasing outstanding performers from each of the participating corps.

* Instant Encores by each group that will bring the action as up-close and in-your-face as it gets.

* Special post-show activities to delight fans old and new, including a spectacular finale at each event.


Audience members will play a role in the adjudication process with an all-new, experimental text messaging-based judging system designed with the fan in mind.

This series kicks off on July 17 in Rockford, Ill., continuing on to Houston, Texas, July 22; Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 29; Charlotte, N.C., July 31, and culminating at a soon to be announced location in New Jersey on August 7.

Participating corps include:

            Blue Devils, Concord, CA

            Blue Stars, Lacrosse, WI

            Bluecoats, Canton, OH

            The Cadets, Allentown, PA

            Carolina Crown, Charlotte, NC

            The Cavaliers, Rosemont, IL

            Phantom Regiment, Rockford, IL

            Santa Clara Vanguard, Santa Clara, CA

For additional information, visit

Drum Corps International is the world leader in producing and promoting competitive stadium events for the world’s most elite and exclusive ensembles for student musicians and performers.

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Show of Shows Presents Tour of Champions

As a thank you to our previous ticket buyers, you will have an opportunity to purchase tickets to Show of Shows before the general public.

If you purchased tickets previously, you will receive an email with a special code to use to purchase tickets. Watch your inbox for this special opportunity!

Tickets to the general public will go on sale Monday March 28, 2011.

For for more information visit Show of Shows.